Rio in good standing for 2016

(Pele jokes around with the Committee President)

“RIO – After facing examinations and doing a walk-through of 11 sporting installations during the marathon of visits by the International Olympic Committee, the Brazilians walked away with the sensation that they passed the test.

In Tokyo, it rained during the commission’s visit. In Chicago, it snowed. In Rio, the weather was great. Even the wind was on our side. When it was time for the sailing, the sailboats picked up wind, creating a favorable scenario – declared the Minister of Sports, Orlando Silva.

The Mayor Eduardo Paes also commemorated:
– It was sensational. Just when we had all got on board the boat, it started to get windy. The members could see the students of the Projeto Grael school in action.

At the close of the visit by the commission this Saturday, the Committee for the Candidacy of Rio 2016 had already intensified their strategy to conquer the votes necessary to become the next host city for the Olympic Games, which will be voted on in early October, in Copenhagen.” – Source


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