International Olympic Committe.
The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the first day of meetings of the IOC’s 121st Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid’s 32 in the final round of voting.
A Sporting Celebration
Rio 2016 will provide the best possible environment for peak performances. Athletes will enjoy world-class facilities, including a superb village, all located in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in a compact layout for maximum convenience. The competition venues will be clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, of which 18 are already operational, eight will undergo some permanent works, seven will be totally temporary and nine are constructed as permanent legacy venues.
Pan american Games Rio 2007 - BBC News
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O Rio de Janeiro é a vitrine do Brasil e tem muitos atrativos: Réveillon em Copacabana, Carnaval, praia de Ipanema, Jardim Botânico, Maracanã, Feira de São Cristóvão, Corcovado, Pão de Açúcar, Mirante do Leblon, muitas praias e museus. Mas fotografar também tudo Isto é um grande divertimento.
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