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Half of Rio Residents More Optimistic About Olympic Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A new survey conducted by the Federação de Comercio do Rio de Janeiro (Fecomercio-RJ) and Fundação Getulio Vargas Projetos (FGV) shows that more than half of Rio de Janeiro state residents believe the Olympics will be successful. Although at the same time, only half of the residents interviewed said that they were in favor of the city hosting the two mega sports events.

The survey, which interviewed more than 2,400 people in the state, showed that more than sixty percent of those questioned said the city . . .

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