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  1. In a straight line, they are very close to each other, indeed. But, as you said, crowds management and safety barriers will surely make it a longer way.
  2. Should the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday be considered a warning sign by Rio's committee? Up to now, authorities have been focused on the issue of domestic violence. Terrorism, of course, is one of Rio's concerns but, IMO, it has been seen as a secondary one. What do you think about this?
  3. (Google Translator) Brazil will host the World Cup in 2014? Certainly yes! The possibility of FIFA lose patience and choose another country is very remote. It would be a shame spectacular. So no one should bet on it. But Brazil will host the FIFA under what conditions?Here's the problem. The SEE this week made a radiograph of the works in the 12 stadiums that are hosting the world. The picture is bleak. Only one - the Castellan, Ceará - advancing at a pace that can be considered adequate. Maracanã, a symbol of Brazilian soccer, chosen to host the final match of the tournament, everything else constant, will be ready in 2038 ...! Asks the reader: "If you say that the finals will take place, then what's the problem? There are now delayed, but then things come at a proper pace. " Not so, and even Brazil knows it. Rio hosted the Pan American Games 2007. The works of infrastructure to host the competition were estimated at $ 400 million. Delay Delay, lack competence, of shamelessness in shamelessness, it was everything to the last minute. Result: Pan cost 10 times more - $ 4 billion - and a bunch of thieves filled his pockets with public money. This is the main problem: incompetence, negligence and roguery raise costs dramatically. Brazil has already done a stupid thing: instead of distributing the games of nine stages, the example of South Africa, decided on grounds of populism Lula-PT, spreading them by 12, bringing brutally account. Below, I publish a picture, drawn extensively from the data collected by the reporting team of SEE, which bears the name of the stadium, the budget, how much was spent so far and when the stadium would be ready if the pace of construction was maintained: THE SITUATION OF TODAY 12 CUP STADIA Budget Spent today Stadium is ready in ... Corinthians (SP) R $ 1 billion Zero Never A. Dunes (RN) R $ 400 million Zero Never A. Baixada (PR) R $ 220 million Zero Never Maracanã (RJ) R $ 957 million $ 26 million in 2038 Arena Pernambuco R $ 532 million $ 60 million in 2025Arena Amazônia R $ 499.5 million $ 30 million in 2024 Mineirão (MG) R $ 666 million 2020 $ 86.6 million Nacional (DF) R $ 670 million $ 45 million in 2021 Arena (MT) R $ 355 million $ 48 million in 2017 Beira Rio (RS) R $ 290 million $ 30 million in 2017 Fonte Nova (GO) R $ 591 million $ 99.9 million in 2015 Castelão (EC) R $ 519 million $ 80 million in 2013 The year of completion is not defined only by the amount invested.Came to him also evaluating the quality of spending. Read the story. The thing is far worse than it looks. Here are some misfortunes: 1 - The renovation project of the National Stadium, DF, not provided for the installation of nonsense as lawn, lighting, chairs and big screen ... Think, reader, that a stadium should have a lawn ...?; 2 - only after demolishing much of the bleachers is that the Maracana discovered that the entire concrete structure that covers it is compromised by leakage; 3 - a new breakthrough discovery on new stadium for Corinthians already reached the fabled $ 1 billion (just do not know who will pay for) one hour appears a Petrobras pipeline here, another hour, to a stream channel there ... ; 4 - U.S. $ 27.5 billion of investment planned for all the works of the World Cup, were not spent so far £ 590 million; 5 - If the situation is dramatic in the stadiums, not better, as we know, at the airports of the 13 projects listed in the Cup, the work only started in six; 6 - Brazil has pledged 50 works of urban mobility and to facilitate transit access to stadiums, to date, only four started. Read the report. There are other scandalous details. I go back to the beginning: Brazil will make the 2014 World Cup? Go, yes! It happens that all this carelessness scandalously raise costs.Already today there is an ongoing effort to take it easy TCU with robbery in the name of honor of the fatherland. An example: The Amazon Arena is still in the earthworks, as shown above. The court examined contracts of $ 200 million, only this niche, found overpricing of $ 71 million. This stage, incidentally, is an example of the madness that has gripped these people. Ready, it can hold 44,500 people. Good for the World Cup? Could be. Then it will be for the local championship. The average attendance of the tournament Amazon is paying less than one thousand. This year, attracted more people than confrontation occurred between National and Penarol: 2,869 witnesses. Guess who will foot the bill now and then ... It is the Lula-PTism Towards 2014: poor planning, incompetence, and megalomania robbery. The treasury will pay the bill.Something must be done, or the shame is right. I suggest hiring the company of Antonio Palocci. Costs may rise somewhat, but, say, this "solves"! By Reinaldo Azevedo Tags: World Cup 2014
  4. (Google translator) Delays in the preps for 2014 and 2016. Revista Veja today's issue shows the situation of each stadium. Only one of them will be ready for 2014. And it is not tne Maracanã. FIFA no longer hide his concern over the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.For the second time in just one month, the federation president Sepp Blatter has said publicly that he is concerned about the possibility of Brazil not ready to make the finals in three years. In a news conference Monday in Geneva, the hat left no doubt in his assessment: for him, the country is lagging behind in preparations for the tournament. Brazil was confirmed as host of the World 2014 in October 2007, less than seven years before the date set for the start of the event.Never had any country had been chosen so far in advance to receive a World Cup. Still, the possibility of delay in the works for the party has always been a concern of Brazilians - fear that was always denied by the CBF and FIFA. Last year, for example, Blatter said repeatedly that he was quiet. In early years, the discourse has changed. Earlier this month, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has already stated that the delay in the works - mainly in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo - was cause for alarm. In this second interview, Blatter spoke again about the two cities. At first, the Maracana is already in the works, but the pace is slow - progress in the work and lack of infrastructure. On Monday, the construction of the future stadium for Corinthians in Itaquera is still far from starting. "If they keep working at this pace, we will not have matches in Rio and Sao Paulo when it happens the Confederations Cup, a year before the World Cup," warned Blatter. The tournament is considered a great dress rehearsal for the World Cup and FIFA usually use the event to assess the preparedness of the host country to a year's biggest sporting party in the world. In South Africa, the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009 went smoothly - and in 2010 the Cup was successful. Blatter cited the example of South Africans themselves to criticize the Brazilians on Monday. "If we make a comparison between South Africa and Brazil three years before the World Cup, Brazil is behind, no doubt. I should not say this but it is a fact," he warned.Finally, the FIFA president gave a clear message to Brazil and CBF: "From now on, we expect a little more rapidly in Brazil, because for now, the country is not advancing at the speed it should." (With Agence France-Presse) Tags: South Africa, Brazil 2014, nfl, confederations cup, world cup, FIFA, Sepp Blatter.
  5. Hey, Bezzi. Could you send more pictures showing the preps for 2014 and 2016 in Rio? Thanks.
  6. Mar del Plata Games were a mess. Only Santo Domingo presented a worse edition. Argentinian people have to prove their country is ready to have the honour of hosting the Pan Ams again. This time a Rio 2007 level editon.
  7. "The Bradesco sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is our way of demonstrating trust in the entrepreneurship of the Brazilian people and of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is going to be one of the best Olympics in history," said Bradesco Administration Board President, Lazaro de Mello Brandao. "It is notorious the calling for the Brazilian people to produce grand, beautiful things, we want to be together from the very first moment in the construction of this sport, social and economic landmark of Brazil." Yesterday I saw Eike Batista on Globo News and could learn a little more about him. Despite been one of then richest people in world, he is concerned about Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas at his house sorrounding zone in Rio. He said he supported Rio's bid almost exactly for what Mr. Mello Brandão said.
  8. yWith the due respect, are you kidding? Mar del Plata after those terrible games? IMHO, Rio 2007 has set a for the PAN AMS a new level, a new status which will be followed by Guadalajara this year and, for sure, by Toronto. None of the cities you mentioned are likely to follow Rio 2007 pattern. Course, Rio had the SOG in mind and money, much money to pursue their dream and used the PAN AMS to make it come true. Aluz, Baron loves kidding. Don't mind.
  9. After so many decades witnessing the government inercia agains drug lords and, what is worse, a pernicious relationship among them, it becomes very dificult to believe once more. However, the invasion of Vila do Cruzeiro and Complexo do Alemão give us hope, anyway. The sad part of the history is nothing would had been done if Rio was not to host the 2016 SOG.
  10. Many thanks, Baron, for posting the links about the last SA Games. In fact if were you not to post them I would not know the games had hapened. I also agree to your considerations on the ceremonies.
  11. I would like to ask you to keep availlable the thread on the IOC vote in October 2, 2009. That belongs to the history of GB and its members who shared their feelings, their fears, their hopes, dellusion and celelbration during that historic moment, on real time. Please, consider this. That moment in GB belongs to the history of each one of us, members from all around the world. Thank you. God bless you. Stay under the protection of the Holy Virgin. Have a nice week.
  12. Agree, Bezzi. Some time ago I said that the future of the PANAM Games was in danger. And I said that exactly because the two points you presented in this post of yours. It seems clear and obviuos to me that no one wants a Santo Domingo leved edition of the PANAM Games. But which countries are able to deliver a Rio standard edition? The level of Rio 2007 was its greatest legacy to the Games. And it hapenned because Rio had in mind its bid for 2016. Will now every PANAM host city try to deliver better games with the same purpose? I don't think so. But the question remains. If a Santo Domingo edition level in now unthinkable, then the Panam Games are going to be hosted by a restricted group of nations, mainly of North and South America. Particularly in SA, Brazilian,Chilean, Ururguayan and Argentinian cities.
  13. IMO, BOC should not be worried about the number of medals Brazil will get in 2016, but in building the conditions needed to a ever increasing performance of Brazilian competitors, since venues to formation: a long time plan, not a short time search for results of a inexistent infra.
  14. Thanks, Bezzi, for your pics. They keep us updated about what is going on in Maracanã.
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