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Rio’s Olympic Visitors Likely to Be Different to World Cup Tourists

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s heads towards becoming the first country in South America to host an Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro can expect a different kind of visitor to those that came to enjoy the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Greater in number, concentrated in the city and likely to be associated with the Games, Rio is preparing to swell.

In July 2014, when Argentina reached the final of the football competition, thousands of Argentineans flooded in from their neighboring country to watch the match in Rio. Often arriving by road . . .

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