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Military Games Up Rio’s Olympic Bid

By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - The official presentation of the Fifth Military World Games was held last Friday September 26, in São João Fort, Urca. Officially dubbed 'The Peace Games', they will take place in Rio in July 2011 and attract over 5,000 athletes from 110 countries.

As Rio waits for the 2016 Olympic Games host city announcement on October 2, the synergy between the bid and the Military Games was emphasized at the presentation.

Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim, Sports Minister Orlando Silva, Rio State Governor Sergio Cabral, City Mayor Eduardo Paes and . . .

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