Nuzman To Head Rio 2016 Organizing Committee
Carlos Nuzman, leader of Rio de Janeiro's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, announced Saturday he would now head Rio 2016's organizing committee, reports Reuters.
Nuzman said there would be a smooth transition between the bid committee and the committee that will organize the Rio 2016 Games.
Nuzman told reporters, "we delivered a letter to the IOC from three levels of government that, with Rio winning on October 2, from October 3 it will be myself, and the secretary general will be Carlos Osorio". Osorio was also secretary general of the bid team.
Nuzman said, "we already had the first meeting with the IOC. They told us to relax. We will enter a period of relaxing and that will finish with the first meeting with the IOC in Rio in the middle of November".
Reuters reports Osorio said concerns that preparations for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil could clash with plans for the Olympics just two years later, were unfounded.
He said the World Cup would be an advantage for Rio as it would offer a unique chance to test operations and make improvements for the Games two years later. Osorio said, "the coordination between the World Cup and the Olympics started with the preparation of our bid book. We laid out the World Cup plans and the Olympic plans to take advantage of all synergies possible. You can be sure Brazil will take full advantage of having those events so close together".Write or read comments about this article
|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|
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