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Olympic Committee Arrives in Rio

By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Last Wednesday (April 29) the International Olympic Committee arrived in Rio to discuss the city's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. The meeting began at the Copacabana Palace Hotel where the thirteen IOC members were met by the Governor Sergio Cabral, Mayor Eduardo Paes, the Minister for Sports Orlando Silva, the Minister for Tourism Luiz Barretto and the Minister for Cities Marcio Fortes, as well as the president of Banco Central (BC) Henrique Meirelles.

The thirteen delegates from the Commission are charged with evaluating Rio's bid for the 2016 Olympics . . .

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