Brazil has hosted some major international sports events in recent years. With thousands of people attending these events, the country needed a more versatile rail network to accommodate the influx of visitors. In spring 2014, Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup, with cities throughout the country hosting games. International attention again turned to Rio in 2016 for the Olympic Games—the first to take place in South America. Bechtel has worked with the country to bolster its infrastructure for these events, and, longer term, to meet the transport needs of the growing population.