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Rio 2016 Has Stand At Paralympic Celebration

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A Rio 2016 delegation participated in an international celebration of Paralympic Day in Berlin Saturday.

Rio 2016 had a stand at the event to promote its plans for the Paralympic Games following the "successful" model used for the Rio 2007 Parapan American Games, said a press release.

Mario Cilenti, Rio 2016's international relations director and a member of the delegation said the Rio 2016 Games will be an inspiring event, showcasing examples of determination, courage and respect. Investments in infrastructure and accessibility regulations will make Rio de Janeiro an even more receptive city. Cilenti is in Berlin with Andrew Parsons, president of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee.

Brazil has participated in all editions of the Paralympic Games held since 1972

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Rio 2016 Summary
Bid Status: Rio won bid
Bid Date: October 2, 2009
Bid Location: IOC Congress in Copenhagen Denmark
Description: Rio last bid for the 2004 and 2012 Games but did not make the short list. The city is trying to leverage the success of the 2007 Pan Am Games in its run for the 2016 Olympics - and Brazil is currently preparing to host the 2014 World Cup.
Bid Book: Link To Bid Book
Web Site: http://www.rio2016.org.br