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Rio de Janeiro Presents 2016 Olympic Bid Posted by on Feb 16, 2009

On Friday, the Brazilian Olympic Committee submitted a US$14.4 billion bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The plan calls for $2.8 billion in operational costs and $11.6 billion in associated costs for construction and services. The plan also states that the city will use infrastructure from the 2007 Pan American…

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Lula Pushes for 2016 Olympics Posted by on Aug 11, 2008

President Lula was in China this week, along with Rio de Janeiro’s governor Sergio Cabral to promote the city of Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Since the Olympics has never been held in South America, Lula pushed for the games to be held in Brazil, citing the country’s growing economy and better infrastructure…

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Brazil Gears Up for the Olympics Posted by on Aug 4, 2008

This year, Brazil is sending the largest delegation of athletes in history: 277 in total, which includes 132 women. The delegation is hoping to increase the number of medals Brazil wins this year, up from the five gold, two silver, and three bronze in Athens. Projections estimate that Brazil could place 13th in terms of…

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