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IOC Predicts 480,000 Tourists in Rio for 2016 Olympics: Daily

By George Utley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The IOC have predicted around 480,000 tourists will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. However, given the positive effects of the World Cup, and a growing trend in travel in Latin America, experts believe this number could be surpassed.

For the 2016 Olympic Games, the so-called "Olympic family" of athletes, officials, sponsors and journalists from the 204 competing countries will guarantee a high attendance at South America . . .

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