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Do not forget the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - although not official yet!   With the Pan Ams, then the World Cup, and some world events in addition, Rio is looking better and better as a 2016 or 2020 host!   I am sorry Rio was not shortlisted by the IOC for 2012 but keep going!   Imagine the day when Rio is the first South American city to ever host the Olympics!

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yeah!! We need to becareful with Santiago de Chile´s bid and we need to have support of Argentina! Buenos Aires cant bid cause it has more experience than Rio, for 2004 olympic games they entered in the shortlist!

Panam Rio 2007 need to be the best ever saw!!

God bless Brazil to stop the urban violence or just diminuir um pouco

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If Argentina gets more stable in the next few years, they could make a definite serious bid for Buenos Aires and give Rio some competition!   Santiago could make a wonderful host as well.  But Rio made a good impression on a lot of people this time around and I do not think that will be forgotten.   And with the experience of the Pan Am Games and the World Cup and any other events held, Rio will have the advantage over these other cities.

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OK. 2012 is past now... (interesting this statement, huh?)

Let's do our better for the PAn American Games !

Well, what else we can do ? ? ? ?

The goal now is to host the best PanAm Games ever, apply for the 2016 bid, as Mr. Nuzman is saying it will, and hope that in 2008, with our experience not only in these Games but in other World Championships (like 2006 Basketball, 2007 White Water Slalom and pehaps in the future the Judo and Swimming WC, or even the Track and Field WC).

Before then, is just work, work and more work.

There will also be a Modern Penthatlon WC in Rio

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Great this topic. It'll be the biggest in informations of the GBids Forum certainly.

I'll participate here too.

RIO2012 is past but We need to use the legacy of this bid in the RIO2007 preparations and don't forget ahead RIO2016.

We and the Government specially the Government - Federal, State and County Gov, need to do the homework..(transport, venues, security and etc.).

Look this amazing pictures of fireworks at Corcovado Hill bellow. The opening cerimony of Pan 2007 will be at Maracan Stadium, They could do this fireworks shows during the Opening and Closing Cerimony No ?

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From august 13 to 29, 2007 www.RIO2007.org.br

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From www.RIO2007.org.br

RIO2007 - SECURITY PLANS

Rio de Janeiro - The Municipal Government of Rio de Janeiro, Intelligent Risks PTY Ldt. (IS), an Australian company formed by the main executive officer for security during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) have signed a contract regarding the Rio 2007 Pan-American Games and the project for the Rio de Janeiro Bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. IR will directly assist General Rosario, Security Coordinator for RIO 2007 who is also in charge for this area in the RIO 2012 Bid Committee, and his team. "Now days, the assistance of international experts in the area of security in all projects related to multi-sports events with the dimension of the Pan-American and Olympic Games is always welcomed. IR is among the best companies in the world for this field", says General Rosário, who was assigned by the Federal Government for the Games Security Command Center for RIO 2007.

IR has consulted in 45 countries in all continents and we can find the Organizing Committee for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games among its clients. "IR is very eager to work on the 2007 and 2012 projects. We are very impressed with the level of work and the enthusiasm of everyone in the Municipal Government and In the Brazilian Olympic Committee. Our meetings with the Municipal Government and with General Rosário are excellent; we are lucky to be working with them. The fact that General Rosário is developing the plans for RIO 2007 gives us the assurance that the basis for 2012 will be ready should Rio win the right to organize the Olympic Games", evaluates IR's CEO, Neil Fergus, who was Head of Intelligence for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. IR is also assisting the plans for security in the Torch Relay, which will come through Rio de Janeiro on the 13th of June.

RIO 2007 will have a Games Security Command Center, led by General Rosário, that fully integrates the three levels of government (federal, state and municipal). This will insure the involvement of all security forces in the country, widening the effects of the legacy for Rio de Janeiro and for the entire nation. The city also has the experience in holding large international events without any incidents, such as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. (RIO '92), in 1992. And every year millions of people take part in the New Year's Eve celebration in Copacabana Beach, as well as in the Carnival.

IR's curriculum includes participation in several multi-sports events, besides the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games: the 2000 Olympic Torch Relay in Oceania, the 2000 Para-Olympic Games, also in Sydney, and the Asian Games, to be held in 2006, in Doha, Qatar. IR professionals have also been to other international events, such as the British Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur - 1998, and the South Korea and Japan World Cup, in 2002.

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From august 13 to 29, 2007 - 1146 days left for the Rio 2007 - www.RIO2007.org.br

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Great this topic. It'll be the biggest in informations of the GBids Forum certainly.

I'll participate here too.

RIO2012 is past but We need to use the legacy of this bid in the RIO2007 preparations and don't forget ahead RIO2016.

We and the Government specially the Government - Federal, State and County Gov, need to do the homework..(transport, venues, security and etc.).

That´s what we have to do right now, and concentrate all of our efforts in 2007 (and all of the next messages on THIS topic regarding the PanAm Games) to show for the rest of the Forum that we will be doing our homework.

So I would ask all of the brazilians here to use THIS topic (and only THIS one) to write about the 2007 Panamerican Games.

Let´s get ready for 2016! :)

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News from the official site.

Preparatory Events heat up Rio 2007

Intense program of international competitions allow for organizational, technical and staff training

Three years in advance, the Pan American Games-Rio 2007 are being tested by approximately 1000 athletes who are taking with them a positive impression regarding the production of events and praise for the capacity of Rio de Janeiro to organize competitions. Thanks to the Preparatory Events Calendar in 2004 for the host city of the Pan American Games-Rio 2007, the most important multi-sports event in the Americas is preparing its organizational, technical and staff training.

Up to now, six competitions that are part of the Calendar of Events-2004 (see more) have already been disputed. Among them are the Water Polo and Boxing Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and the Finn Gold Cup, which were qualifying events for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Two competitions are yet to take place – the IAAF Grand Prix (in May) and the Brazilian Olympic Circuit (in June), which will serve as preparation for Brazilian athletes in various disciplines for Athens 2004 Olympic Games. In all, only this year, more than 500 foreign coaches and other delegation members shall visit Rio.

The Preparatory Events Calendar for RIO 2007 was guaranteed and financed by the City of Rio de Janeiro. “These events contribute to reaffirming our sports potential, which has became more evident for the entire world with the preparations for RIO 2007”, says Sports and Leisure Municipal Secretary, Ruy Cezar. The sports community in Brazil benefits with so many high-level international events in such a short time. “We are preparing our staff in order to have an excellent competition within a little more than three years”, says the Secretary General of the Organizing Committee for the Pan American Games-Rio 2007 (CO-RIO), Carlos Roberto Osório.

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One more...

Construction sites in full progress

João Havelange Stadium begins to be built and already brings expansion to the city's streets

Construction work for the Pan American Games-Rio 2007 is in full progress. Construction of the João Havelange Stadium, the main facility to be built, is currently in the foundation stage. The João Havelange Stadium, which will have capacity for 45,000 spectators for the Rio 2007 Games will stage the athletics competitions. End of construction is planned for 2005 and investments will reach R$166 million (approximately US$55.3 million). The overall construction works will generate 1,600 direct jobs.

Soon the construction work will begin in the proximities of the Stadium. With regards to the construction work in the stadium’s proximities, Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall has forecast expenditures of R$70 million (approximately US$23.3 million). With expropriations of real estate in the area, the City of Rio de Janeiro intends to disburse more than R$14 million (US$4.7 million).

Another intervention in the city’s streets is already in progress – duplication of Abelardo Bueno Avenue, which will give access to the Rio Speedway Complex, where an aquatic park, a multi-sports arena and a Velodrome will be built. Also under construction is a connection (roundabout) from the Pan American Village connecting the Rio Speedway Complex. The Abelardo Bueno Avenue construction site, including a new access and its urbanization will cost R$11 million (approximately US$3.7 million).

The construction work for the Rio Speedway Complex and Military Village will be tendered during the first half of this year and the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium, located at the Maracanã Complex, is already being remodeled and will stage the volleyball competitions.

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PAN AMERICAN GAMES - RIO 2007 -5/26/2004

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Yet another important step in the progress of the Pan American Games - Rio 2007: Cesar Maia, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, has approved a law written by councilor Wagner Siqueira (PFL) that authorizes the municipal Executive Power to promote bidding for the construction of the facilities planned for the Jacarepaguá-Nelson Piquet Speedway site. The multi-use National Aquatic Center, Barra Velodrome and Rio Olympic Arena will be erected at the Race-Track Complex for Rio 2007. In accord with the law, the locale will preserve "its main and essential function of car and motorcycle racing."

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the Organizing Committee for the Pan American Games - Rio 2007 (CO-RIO), stated that the organization of the event continues to be on schedule. "We've taken yet another very important step. This law demonstrates the commitment of all of society and in particular of the Councilors of Rio de Janeiro to the progress of the construction of Rio 2007," commented Nuzman.

Ruy Cezar, Municipal Secretary of Sports and Leisure, also emphasized the importance of Mayor Cesar Maia's approval. "It is further proof that Rio 2007 is continually progressing. We are working toward a flawless staging of the Pan American games," said Cezar. CO-RIO and the City will now analyze the time periods and procedures for the bidding process, but it has already been established that the priority will be the construction of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Arena, which will host the Women's Basketball World Championship in 2006.

During Rio 2007, the Rio Olympic Arena will house the basketball competition (men and women), but will also present artistic gymnastics. The National Aquatic Center will host swimming events, synchronized swimming and high diving. And the Barra Velodrome will be used for track cycling.

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PAN AMERICAN GAMES - RIO 2007 -5/26/2004

Yet another important step in the progress of the Pan American Games - Rio 2007: Cesar Maia, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, has approved a law written by councilor Wagner Siqueira (PFL) that authorizes the municipal Executive Power to promote bidding for the construction of the facilities planned for the Jacarepaguá-Nelson Piquet Speedway site. The multi-use National Aquatic Center, Barra Velodrome and Rio Olympic Arena will be erected at the Race-Track Complex for Rio 2007. In accord with the law, the locale will preserve "its main and essential function of car and motorcycle racing."

(...)

During Rio 2007, the Rio Olympic Arena will house the basketball competition (men and women), but will also present artistic gymnastics. The National Aquatic Center will host swimming events, synchronized swimming and high diving. And the Barra Velodrome will be used for track cycling.

First, thanks a lot for the information and uptanding. :;):

At first, it seemed quite weird for me, because the basketball ,swimming and cycling arena are going to be built in the middle of the speedway? Wouldn't it mess the TV transmission of car races or the public's vision of a race?

We can't say that it's innovative, though. If the visual concept of the race track don't get hurted by the presence of these buildings, it can be a cool thing.

What do you think about this project?

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From www.RIO2007.org.br

PAN AMERICAN GAMES - RIO 2007 -5/26/2004

Yet another important step in the progress of the Pan American Games - Rio 2007: Cesar Maia, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, has approved a law written by councilor Wagner Siqueira (PFL) that authorizes the municipal Executive Power to promote bidding for the construction of the facilities planned for the Jacarepaguá-Nelson Piquet Speedway site. The multi-use National Aquatic Center, Barra Velodrome and Rio Olympic Arena will be erected at the Race-Track Complex for Rio 2007. In accord with the law, the locale will preserve "its main and essential function of car and motorcycle racing."

(...)

During Rio 2007, the Rio Olympic Arena will house the basketball competition (men and women), but will also present artistic gymnastics. The National Aquatic Center will host swimming events, synchronized swimming and high diving. And the Barra Velodrome will be used for track cycling.

First, thanks a lot for the information and uptanding. :;):

At first, it seemed quite weird for me, because the basketball ,swimming and cycling arena are going to be built in the middle of the speedway? Wouldn't it mess the TV transmission of car races or the public's vision of a race?

We can't say that it's innovative, though. If the visual concept of the race track don't get hurted by the presence of these buildings, it can be a cool thing.

What do you think about this project?

We can see in the picture that installations will have a space between the constructions in the speedway Nelson Piquet.

I think it's a good idea because the speedway needs to be renewed. The F1 race it's disputed at São Paulo and the area of Nelson Piquet speedway will be improved a lot.

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When are they starting the works for the Speedway Sports Facilities? i hope it's just AFTER the Rio MotoGP

Don´t worry, it will. I will also watch the MotoGP race. Besides, with the race coming in a couple of months do you really think they will start building something if they are starting the process of bidding?

Just hope it will be ready until 2006.

Unfortunately, after the F1 race moved to Sao Paulo (because of some incompetent people) the racetrack was really abandoned. The stadiums and the velodrome will improve the place, although the visibility of the track will be affected. Anyone who went to see a race there know what am I talking about.

The best venue, for me, will be the velodrome. At last the city will have one!! Can´t wait to go there during the weekend.

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RIO2007 Pan Game will have a PanAmerican Torch Relay by America Continent

Note : Translation of this article in course.

From : www.RIO2007.org.br

REVEZAMENTO DA TOCHA EM 2007

15/6/2004

O excelente retorno da população brasileira ao Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica, que no último domingo levou cerca de 1 milhão e 400 mil pessoas às ruas do Rio de Janeiro, segundo cálculos da RIOTUR, já deixou um legado. O presidente do Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro (COB) e do Comitê Organizador dos Jogos Pan-americanos Rio 2007 (CO-RIO), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, anunciou nesta segunda-feira, dia 14, que será realizado um revezamento da Tocha Pan-americana Rio 2007 pelas Américas, antes da Cerimônia de Abertura do Pan Rio 2007, no dia 13 de julho de 2007.

O anúncio foi feito em uma coletiva de imprensa que também contou com a presença do Diretor Executivo e de Operações do Comitê Organizador dos Jogos Olímpicos de Atenas 2004 (ATHOC), o grego Spiros Lambridis; do Diretor da empresa que gerencia o revezamento Mundial da Tocha Atenas 2004, Steven McCarthy; e do secretário municipal de Esporte e Lazer, Ruy Cezar.

A idéia é que a Tocha Pan-americana, acesa com a Chama Pan-americana que fica guardada nas pirâmides da cidade mexicana de Chichén Itzá, passe por todas as cidades que já tenham sido sede dos Jogos Pan-americanos, além de todas as capitais brasileiras e algumas cidades do estado do Rio de Janeiro. "Já informei ao Ministro Agnelo Queiroz e o Prefeito Cesar Maia, que aprovaram a idéia", disse o presidente do COB, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, ainda encantado com a participação popular no Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica no Rio. "O povo entendeu a mensagem do esporte. Este foi o maior evento esportivo da história do Brasil", disse Nuzman. "Durante as 12 horas de evento não houve um incidente sequer", salientou Ruy Cezar.

O revezamento da Tocha Pan-americana ainda vai ser apresentado à ODEPA (Organização Desportiva Pan-americana) e ao Comitê Executivo do Co-Rio, formado por membros dos Governos Federal, Estadual e Municipal, além de membros do COB. A operação será coordenada pela Além Internacional, empresa responsável pelo Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica. "Depois do que eu vi ontem, posso dizer que os brasileiros estão preparados para realizar qualquer revezamento. Vocês definiram um novo modelo de organização, planejamento, execução e limpeza para o revezamento da Tocha", disse Steven McCarthy, diretor da Além. "Outras cidades são até maiores que o Rio, mas o coração e a alma dos brasileiros é sem comparação", disse Steven.

Para o grego Spiros Lambridis, diretor executivo do ATHOC, a mobilização nas ruas do Rio de Janeiro mostrou que a mensagem dos Jogos Olímpicos é universal. "Podemos perceber que os brasileiros ficaram muito orgulhosos em receber a Tocha Olímpica. Do fundo do coração, agradeço o que vocês fizeram neste domingo. Este dia vai ficar marcado na história do Olimpismo", disse o grego.

Na coletiva, três representantes dos órgãos envolvidos no Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica foram homenageados com uma medalha por sua dedicação e empenho ao evento: o gari Joel Cardoso dos Santos, de 48 anos; o chefe da manutenção do Estádio do Maracanã, Valdomir da Costa Gomes, de 50 anos; e o voluntário David Inocêncio, de 21 anos. "Não esperava por isso, pois fiz apenas o meu trabalho. Senti uma emoção muito forte quando soube que seria homenageado", comentou Joel.

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YAY More talk and less action, that's just what we needed!  Factoids ride again!

I'm sure the "Panam torch" will have an easier ride than the panam athletes. Perhaps we could just lauch a big media ops instead of the Panam games, and everybody will be happy. It seems to work.

Pan vai de ônibus - RIO - Após a ressaca da bela festa de domingo, com a passagem da chama olímpica pela cidade, técnicos da Companhia Estadual de Engenharia de Transporte e Logística (Central) começam a direcionar suas preocupações para 2007, quando o Rio será a sede dos Jogos Pan-Americanos. E o que eles estão enxergando pela frente não é nada festivo.

Por exemplo: não há tempo e muito menos recursos para construir em dois anos um sistema de transporte ferroviário de massa que ligue a Vila Olímpica ao Engenhão, onde será realizada boa parte das competições do Pan. A idéia inicial era fazer uma linha do metrô que partiria da Barra, passaria por Madureira e pelo Centro Poliesportivo do Engenho de Dentro e terminaria no Aeroporto Tom Jobim. Isso é obra que exige a participação tanto da prefeitura quanto do estado e do Governo federal. Como se sabe, esses três poderes vivem às turras por aqui. Até acertarem os ponteiros, chegou o dia dos jogos.

Por isso, a Central vem estudando sistema de ônibus articulados que circulariam por corredores, no eixo da Linha Amarela. É a velha sina: roda, roda e as soluções rodoviaristas acabam prevalecendo!

Gera, Informe do Dia, Arnaldo César, O Dia, 15/06/2004.

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YAY More talk and less action, that's just what we needed!  Factoids ride again!

I'm sure the "Panam torch" will have an easier ride than the panam athletes. Perhaps we could just lauch a big media ops instead of the Panam games, and everybody will be happy. It seems to work.

Pan vai de ônibus - RIO - Após a ressaca da bela festa de domingo, com a passagem da chama olímpica pela cidade, técnicos da Companhia Estadual de Engenharia de Transporte e Logística (Central) começam a direcionar suas preocupações para 2007, quando o Rio será a sede dos Jogos Pan-Americanos. E o que eles estão enxergando pela frente não é nada festivo.

Por exemplo: não há tempo e muito menos recursos para construir em dois anos um sistema de transporte ferroviário de massa que ligue a Vila Olímpica ao Engenhão, onde será realizada boa parte das competições do Pan. A idéia inicial era fazer uma linha do metrô que partiria da Barra, passaria por Madureira e pelo Centro Poliesportivo do Engenho de Dentro e terminaria no Aeroporto Tom Jobim. Isso é obra que exige a participação tanto da prefeitura quanto do estado e do Governo federal. Como se sabe, esses três poderes vivem às turras por aqui. Até acertarem os ponteiros, chegou o dia dos jogos.

Por isso, a Central vem estudando sistema de ônibus articulados que circulariam por corredores, no eixo da Linha Amarela. É a velha sina: roda, roda e as soluções rodoviaristas acabam prevalecendo!

Gera, Informe do Dia, Arnaldo César, O Dia, 15/06/2004.

Yes, We need more action..

Yesterday Mr Bittar talked in Political Time about the RIO's Defeat in 2012 OG Bid. He's one of the candidates to next County Gov Election...

For him the State and County Governments are the only guilty.

But He forget that President Lula said to Monsieur Rogge that Federal Government will help RIO in all to host the OG...

And PT governed RIO with Ms Benedita and He, Mr Bittar was the 'Relator da Comissão do Orçamento' and didn't send any cents to RIO improve its transport system..

And Cesar Maia Mayor is paying part of subway works at Barra da Tijuca instead the State Gov..

Curitiba transport system (Ligeirinho) is good example of utilization of buses. The Ligeirinho system uses buses that use natural gas as fuel. For this It doesn't pollute the environment. It could be used here in RIO for Pan2007. It's cheapper and faster to build than a subway system. And RIO hasn't got time to do a subway system to PAN2007.

See more details of Curitiba Transport System at :

Curitiba Transport System - Ligeirinho

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Here is the story of the 2007 Torch Relay in English

TORCH RELAY FOR RIO 2007

6/15/2004

The Brazilian public's phenomenal response to the Olympic Torch Relay has already left a legacy. According to calculations made by RIOTUR, the official tourist agency for the Rio de Janeiro Mayor's Office, some 1,400,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro last Sunday to watch the event. The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and the Pan American Games - Rio 2007 Organizing Committee (CO-RIO), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, announced that a Pan American Games - Rio 2007 Torch Relay will also take place throughout the Americas as part of the run-up to the Pan Rio 2007 Opening Ceremony on July 13, 2007.

The announcement was made in the presence of the executive and operations director of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organizing Committee (ATHOC), the Greek Spiros Lambridis, as well as the director of the company managing the World Relay of the Athens 2004 Torch, Steven McCarthy, and Rio's Sports and Leisure Secretary, Ruy Cezar.

The plan is that the Pan American Torch be lit by the Pan American Flame that is currently stored in the pyramids of the Mexican city of Chichén Itzá and then pass through all the cities that have previously hosted the Pan American Games. The Torch will also pass through the Brazilian state capitals and some cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. "I have already informed Minister Agnelo Queiroz and Mayor Cesar Maia, who approved the idea," stated COB president, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, still in raptures over the public's involvement in the Olympic Torch Relay in Rio. "The people understood sport's message. This was the biggest sporting event in Brazilian history," said Nuzman. "There wasn't a single incident during the 12 hours of the event."

The Pan American Torch Relay is still due to be presented to PASO (Pan American Sports Organization) and the CO-RIO Executive Committee, formed by members of the Federal, State and Municipal Governments, as well as members of COB. The operation will be coordinated by Além Internacional, the company responsible for the Olympic Torch Relay. "After what I saw yesterday, I can firmly state Brazilians are ready to hold any relay. You set out a new model for the organization, planning, execution and clean-up of the Torch relay," said Steven McCarthy, director of Além. "Other cities may be bigger than Rio, but the heart and soul of Brazilians are unmatched."

For the Greek Spiros Lambridis, executive director of ATHOC, the enthusiasm seen in the streets of Rio de Janeiro showed that the message of the Olympic Games is universal. "It was clear to all of us just how proud Brazilians were to receive the Olympic Torch. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for what you did this Sunday. The day will go down in the history of the Olympics," said Lambridis.

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From : www.RIO2007.org.br

PLANS AND GOALS

6/23/2004

The entire team from the Pan American Games - Rio 2007 Organizing Committee (CO-RIO) and members of bodies representing three levels of government (municipal, state and federal) met over three days with international consultants from MI Associates in order to discuss the plans and goals involved in organizing the event over the next three years. Held in a hotel in Rio de Janeiro from Monday to Wednesday (June 21 - 23), the Strategic Planning Seminar set out the parameters of CO-RIO's Master Plan and began the detailed planning for the period from now until 2007, when the Pan American Games are due to take place.

Integrating all areas of CO-RIO and the government bodies directly involved in planning the event, the process aims to allocate and manage the available resources until 2007. "Our planning work didn't start just now; it began when we won the campaign to host the Pan American Games back in August 2002. But we're entering a new, more mature phase in which we plan to identify specific needs for each area or function in order for us to grow steadily," commented Carlos Roberto Osório, CO-RIO's General Secretary.

The Strategic Planning Seminar is being run by the top names from MI Associates, a company which provides consultancy services for CO-RIO and is formed by executives who worked on the Olympic Games - Sydney 2000 Organizing Committee. The Australians Hugh Taylor, John Quayle and Jill Davies are in Rio de Janeiro, all with lengthy experience in sporting mega-events. Government bodies were represented during the seminar by the municipal secretary for the Pan American Games, Cláudio Versiani, the state sub-secretary for the Pan American Games, Bernard Rajzman, and the national secretary for high-achievement sports, André Arantes.

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Hello.

It's been a looong time since I last checked these forums.

I saw the article about transportation and it make me feel worried... well, there's still time to create a wise, creative alternative if the construction of the subway is not possible (and in 3 years it doesn't seem possible, considering all the bureaucratic work that must be done...)

Looking in the other side, I saw the website and I though it wonderful... just so much information. If the works follow the profile of the website we're going to have wonderful PanAms

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I'll repeat, We don't have enough time to build a subway system, then Why not use the Curitiba transport solution The "Ligeirinho" to connect Barra da Tijuca to Galeao Airport-Downtown-South Zone ?

After the Pan, the next step will be to build a subway system to 2016 OG Bid.

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I'll repeat, We don't have enough time to build a subway system, then Why not use the Curitiba transport solution The "Ligeirinho" to connect Barra da Tijuca to Galeao Airport-Downtown-South Zone ?

After the Pan, the next step will be to build a subway system to 2016 OG Bid.

Because that won't pay as much in electoral/kickback dividends. I mean, there's nothing to make the mini-subway linking the PUC and Fashion Mall a good idea from our viewpoint (unless you're a student at PUC who lives in the Jardim Oceânico, I guess). And yet Cesar is spending 600M on it, because "it's a subway." #### it, I love rails, and I don't support making a subway just because. It's too frigging expensive to be a prestige job.

The express bus system would be the best option for the Yellow Line's traffic anyway, as it's not quite dense enough for subway lines, or at least not before other subway lines, serving denser areas, are completed, especially  lines 1 (ring) and 2 (to Carioca), and building line 3 (Carioca-São Gonçalo). A cheaper alternative to this last one would be a boat connection between the Centre and São Gonçalo.

BTW, as I've mentioned before, we DON'T have to build a subway system for the olympic games, unless we assume Barra to be a necessary location for those. There are several areas where the Games and village could be located which are already served by over 200Km of rail tracks, as are the Engenhão and Maracanã. Just repair the rails and buy new trains, and you're golden. Remember that the two prime hotel areas are already served by the subway, and that it'd be pretty simple to connect subway and metro trains into a single network, seeing as they already bump at the Central and São Cristóvão.

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I'll repeat, We don't have enough time to build a subway system, then Why not use the Curitiba transport solution The "Ligeirinho" to connect Barra da Tijuca to Galeao Airport-Downtown-South Zone ?

After the Pan, the next step will be to build a subway system to 2016 OG Bid.

Because that won't pay as much in electoral/kickback dividends. I mean, there's nothing to make the mini-subway linking the PUC and Fashion Mall a good idea from our viewpoint (unless you're a student at PUC who lives in the Jardim Oceânico, I guess). And yet Cesar is spending 600M on it, because "it's a subway." #### it, I love rails, and I don't support making a subway just because. It's too frigging expensive to be a prestige job.

The express bus system would be the best option for the Yellow Line's traffic anyway, as it's not quite dense enough for subway lines, or at least not before other subway lines, serving denser areas, are completed, especially  lines 1 (ring) and 2 (to Carioca), and building line 3 (Carioca-São Gonçalo). A cheaper alternative to this last one would be a boat connection between the Centre and São Gonçalo.

BTW, as I've mentioned before, we DON'T have to build a subway system for the olympic games, unless we assume Barra to be a necessary location for those. There are several areas where the Games and village could be located which are already served by over 200Km of rail tracks, as are the Engenhão and Maracanã. Just repair the rails and buy new trains, and you're golden. Remember that the two prime hotel areas are already served by the subway, and that it'd be pretty simple to connect subway and metro trains into a single network, seeing as they already bump at the Central and São Cristóvão.

Yes I agree with You. It'll be a great plan to develop another areas of RIO instead to do works at south zone. Yes Barra needs a subway to link it to donwtown but, the construction of alternatives, cheaper and faster in built ways for this link need to be study.

With the words again the all Government Levels !

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More Good News from www.RIO2007.org.br.. Let'll stay if this will be true..  

??? I'll say to all that I'm some disapointed with all relation all here in RIO....

AGREEMENT FOR MILITARY VILLAGE

7/5/2004

The Pan American Games - Rio 2007 completed another stage this Friday (July 2) with the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Sport and the Ministry of Defense - Army Command, providing authorization for the construction and adaptation work on the Military Village in Rio de Janeiro. Two permanent installations, the Olympic Shooting Center and the Olympic Equestrian Center, and a temporary installation, the Archery Center, will be built in the Military Village for Rio 2007.

The President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and the Pan American Games - Rio 2007 Organizing Committee (CO-RIO), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, celebrated another important step in the event's organization. "We continue to fulfill our schedule. The Military Village will acquire outstanding equipment, which will provide a legacy for both the city of Rio de Janeiro and the Army," commented Nuzman. The new installations meet the requirements of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) and the International Federations.

The agreement, signed by the Sports Minister, Agnelo Queiroz, and the head of the Army's Department of Engineering and Construction, Army General Enzo Martins Peri, anticipates the construction of a series of projects including five stands for the Olympic Shooting Center and three tracks and nine training areas for the Olympic Equestrian Center. During Rio 2007, the site will also feature a temporary pavilion which will house the Archery Center. In addition, the existing sports installations will be restored and the entire infrastructure of the Military Village will be improved - a space which today has 504,000 square meters of built area.

The next step will be the launch of the public tender for executing the project. "We should be beginning work by the end of the year," said the Sports Minister, Agnelo Queiroz.

AGREEMENT FOR MILITARY VILLAGE  ???

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