Rio 2016 Games
In 2016, the biggest sport event in the world will take place for the first time in South America. The city of Rio de Janeiro is proud and in charge of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The announcement made by the President of IOC, Jacques Rogge, was the summit of a path of accomplishments and, above all, the beginning of a trajectory of big opportunities and challenges.
The infrastructure for the fulfillment of the Games is really impressive. There will be more than 100,000 people involved directly in the organization of the Games, including 70,000 volunteers. Millions in the city, in the country and in the continent will be reached by the games. More than 10,500 athletes of about 205 nations around the world are expected to come to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, besides thousands of media professional, fans of sport and tourists from all over the globe.
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A WONDERFUL CITY FULL OF PASSIONATE PEOPLE
Rio de Janeiro is located at the Southeast Region of Brazil. It is limited by the Atlantic Ocean and by other 3 states of the Federation. It is the second largest city in Brazil and the 26th largest in the world. Rio is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its breathtaking landmarks, amazing landscapes and for the unique spirit of its people. When you arrive at Rio by plane, you see a colorful city that rises among mountains, lakes and the ocean. When you walk through its streets, you feel the energy of the welcoming locals. When you see the sunset on any of Rio’s beautiful beaches, you understand why we are a people with sparkling eyes and singular character.