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  1. Actually Puerto Iguazu is not that poor, is just much, much smaller than Foz do Iguaçu and not that interesting as a city as result. But its worth it to visit both sides of the fall, they offer different perspectives.
  2. U'll have to take an airplane then, its the safest way to get there and it wont be expensive if u buy the tickets with two-month advance. And be sure to visit both sides of the fall ( Brazilian and Argentine one) . The views from the Brazilian side are stunning and more impressive than the Argentine side, but across the border u'll be able to have a better feeling of the falls, feel more the natural aspects of it.
  3. Buenos Aires will apparently bid for the 2019 Pan Ams as well - the original info is in Spanish (English translation by Google) Werthein commitment to organizing the 2019 Pan American In little over a year since assuming the presidency of the Argentine Olympic Committee, Gerardo Werthein is shown as the fulfillment of the agreement for the first part of his administration, but doubles the bet after achieving exponential growth of the national sport . The businessman said that one of the leitmotifs of his administration goes through the solution of the conflicts that afflict athletes daily. Seeks equality and justice as the main supports for the application in each of the cases that your agency is involved. "In that sense we thought the bill ended up being the Enard (National Board of High Performance Sports), which is an important advance, especially in the recovery of dignity, so that many may have the basics, such as access to health coverage, which did not exist before, "Werthein said in an interview with a newspaper from Buenos Aires. Seeking to provoke the growth of sport in general and athletes in particular, the president of the COA noted the increased economic support that counts, but still dissatisfied by the remoteness of the great powers. "The budget in Argentina is 10 million dollars, but took a big leap with the Enard, bringing 27 million more," he said, while he cried for the support of the private sector. Meanwhile, and despite the positive results of the first year in office, leading the news on the horizon: "We will present Argentina to host the 2019 Pan American Games," he announced. The leader said that goals like that have a final destination, which is the organization of an edition of Olympic Games and noted that the working methodology of Spain in the sport is one of the ways forward. "It is possible to come to the Southern Cone, because the next will be in Guadalajara and in 2015 in Canada. Brazil began little by little and ended up winning the Olympic Games. They can imitate things like building an Olympic village with private support. is used and then sell, "plotted. Werthein determined, finally, that the COA will work to make a good presentation at the meeting in 2013 held the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires to choose the venue for 2020: "We hope to show the potential of Buenos Aires, or some other big city that You can reach the top ", is excited. The Argentine Olympic Committee, Gerardo Werthein, said that the country intends to organize the Olympic Games in 2024. http://www.infobae.com/futbol/552848-101457-0-Werthein-apuesta-la-organizacion-los-Panamericanos-2019 we all know that things don't look good for a Bs As bid for 2024 (too soon after Rio 2016) but it seems that their Pan Am bid wil be pretty serioius and strong...they might get it after all.
  4. Christ statue vandalised Brazilian officials were Friday cleaning up graffiti on the famed Christ statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, which was vandalised after access was cut off in the wake of devastating rains. Vandals over the past week took advantage of the rare closure of Mount Corcovado, following deadly landslides, to gain access to the Christ the Redeemer statue, spraying black graffiti up the figure's head and arms, said Bernardo Issa, head of the Tijuca National Park. On part of Rio's landmark — one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World — someone sprayed screeds about violence and unsolved crimes, and the taunting phrase "When the cat's away, the mouse will play." "The area (of damage) is very large. We didn't expect a cowardly act like this," said Issa, adding that surveillance would be stepped-up to protect the eight-decade-old statue, host to some one million tourists per year. Landslides triggered by heavy rain earlier this month killed at least 246 people, mainly in poorly constructed slums perched on the side of mountains around the city. http://news.iafrica.com/worldnews/2362160.htm
  5. I wonder what roll Celine Dion would have if she was established and already famous during the 1976 games in Montreal...I mean,she would probably sing every song on both Ceremonies lol, she's adored in Quebec.
  6. Brazil is favorite on Women's and Usa is slightly favorite on Men's volley , just an opinion.
  7. Here in Brazil what matters is the number of golds , it has always been this way .
  8. Argentina - Brazil, one of the world's most important and prestigious football matches, can't wait .
  9. Just saying,but this smashing performance remembers me Flo Jo in Seoul
  10. There's some exciting in Brazil regarding Cesar Cielo , many consider that he's the favorite to win the 50 m freestyle tonight , this would be the first gold medal in swimming competitions for Brazil in Olympic history . But Alain Bernard is also strong so we never know.
  11. Here in Brazil the Opening Ceremony also got strong number of viewers , I just checked the info and ratings for Globo TV (the most prestigious Brazilian channel ) had tripled its morning normal audience and the national household rating was around 42.5 (big difference if we compare with the US, but here in Brazil cable TV is not as strong as in the states for obvious reasons,so viewers don't have much options really).
  12. NBC’s Olympic dream of ratings fireworks came true. The network’s coverage of the Games got off to a roaring start Friday with the most-watched and highest-rated non-U.S. summer opening ceremony telecast ever. The Beijing event averaged 34.2 million viewers and received an 18.6 national household rating. In the nearly 50 years of televised Olympics, that's higher than any previous non-domestic summer opener -- up 35% in viewers from the Athens ceremony in 2004 (25.4 million, 14.6 rating) and 25% higher than Sydney in 2000 (18.5/32). The household rating bested the 1960 Rome Games on CBS (18.1) -- a record that's stood for 48 years, according to Nielsen Media Research. The mammoth figures weren't quite enough to overturn all opening ceremonies based in the U.S., however. The rating was 14% shy of the Atlanta Games in 1996 (39.8 million, 23.6 rating). NBC's performance was far above industry expectations. Insiders had estimated that NBC's event last night would drop about 11% from the Athens Games opener. Though public curiosity and media interest in China’s opening ceremony has been high, overall broadcast television ratings have fallen 16% since 2004. Viewership for major events such as the Academy Awards have plummeted in recent years. Plus, NBC has been chided for delaying broadcast of the ceremony until primetime while most nations aired the event live. Yet NBC's patience may have aided the show in ways not anticipated by the network. With gushing critic reviews and lavish images saturating the media Friday, many viewers likely tuned in to see if the ceremony could possibly live up to the hype. By most accounts, U.S. audiences were just as impressed as the billions of viewers who watched the ceremony live worldwide. Tom Shales of the Washington Post wrote that "eye-poppers gave way to jaw-droppers, stunners were followed by dazzlers," though THR.com’s Barry Garron said NBC all-but ignored the political context of the production. NBC has claimed more than $1 billion in advertising revenue for the Summer Games and spent a reported $894 million to acquire the U.S. broadcast and digital rights. Whether Friday’s performance heralds the beginning of lofty Olympics ratings remains to be seen. NBC's Web site saw its most traffic ever on Friday with 70 million page views -- 10 times more than the opening day of the Athens Games. In general, however, the opening ceremony isn’t necessarily a barometer of how the Games perform overall. And with NBC Universal airing an unprecedented 3,600 hours of Olympic coverage during the 17-day event across various platforms, easy comparisons to previous Games may prove futile. "If you track past Olympics by day the first few days of competition are what really tell the tale -- like the second and third episode of a new series," says TV historian Tim Brooks. "Still, this is definitely a good start." http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/08/ceremony-rating.html it's a really impressive number, in US very few TV shows reach the 30 million viewers mark (American Idol and the Oscar's annual telecast are some of them). So I guess NBC won't change their strategy of just air the Opening at Primetime anytime soon
  13. it means that Yao Ming won't light the cauldron but it's a great honor for Yao to carry the Chinese flag I can't imagine the excitement of the Chinese crowd on Birds Nest when China delegation enters in the stadium tomorrow . It will be one of the most amazing moments of the Ceremony .
  14. I'm so excited for tomorrow, I know the Chinese will put on a jaw dropping ceremony ! I love the Openings since I was a child (Barcelona 92 the first one that I remember) And I also think that will last more than 4 hours .
  15. The ceremony will start at 8:00 p.m. and will last about three and half hours, with China's Liu Huan and Sarah Brightman from Britain chosen to sing the theme song, said Zhang Heping, director of the BOCOG Opening and Closing Ceremonies Department at a press conference. so it will not start anymore at 08:08:08 ???
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