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......I'm interested in the bid process, not the candy coated host version. Which is why I rarely visit the Rio16 website.

...also I like graphics and creative visual marketing, so that will keep me interested no matter how goo or bad the host is doing.

I think you guys are on the wrong site if you just wanna talk about how fabulous it is that Rio is hosting and how special everything there is. Brazil won it's bit to host, now it's in the monumental stage of getting ready........the economy is getting more complicated, there is a degree of social unrest, promises have been broken, some facilities have been delayed, politicians are all over the place and confusing, there is scandal or corruption surrounding the IOC and FIFA......it's a little intriguing.

Now let's agree that I'm 100% sure Rio will do a very special games in 2016, that isn't really even a question for me.

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BTW, this issue has nothing to do with Rio de Janeiro and Olympic Games. The security in Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo is made exclusively by Police Force of Sao Paulo state. It's a problem fo

My God, don't they have enough problems! {couldn't resist}

Uh, maybe because they are great ways to show what's going on in and around Rio. Keep posting please

- think it's becomes clearer each cycle that the Olympics doesn't make a city or it's people better that they already are.

-the ioc take advantage of locations they want to be in if the location also wants to have a party for any number of reasons that are not always the same for each city.

-it's a lot of fun to have a glamorous sporting competition with all the drama and glory it can bring if special interests and public interests can be convinced they will -benefit...whether they do or not.

-the special interests become a huge part of the machine that convinces the pubic that they will benefit...whether that is the case or not

-more often than not the host is left holding many bags of debt, unnecessary facilities, fallout after incidents or legal actions arise, damaged reputation if dirty laundry is aired etc.etc.

-however the host can hold on to "glory" false or not for eternity.

I totally agree with this.

However isn't it encumbent on the hosts and on the IOC to try to find a better way so that the hosts get more than "fun" and potentially false "glory?" Particularly when billions are at stake?

And for all this talk about separating Olympic operating expenses from other infrastructure projects, let's not forget that a good part of why the IOC votes for a given bid is the extra bells and whistles that get thrown in and make it feel like the whole city is getting a makeover for the Games. The IOC LOVES all that stuff -- much more than they're admitting right now. So even though those projects are technically "elective," in practice they're not because they are necessary to induce the IOC to choose your bid.

The bidding process has always generally bored my face off. It's the sexy and dramatic hostings that have kept me interested. But that's me.

Well the recent ones have been desperately lacking in suspense.

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......I'm interested in the bid process, not the candy coated host version. Which is why I rarely visit the Rio16 website.

...also I like graphics and creative visual marketing, so that will keep me interested no matter how goo or bad the host is doing.

Good, you are in the right place! "GamesBids.com"

Maybe you are in the wrong section since 2016 were already awarded, but somehow you like something in Rio 2016, so, hey!!! Welcome, buddy!!!

Let's have fun in Rio! Not make fun of Rio =P

I think you guys are on the wrong site if you just wanna talk about how fabulous it is that Rio is hosting and how special everything there is.

Actually, We're maybe in the wrong site, but, somehow in the right section, since this very one is called

"Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Games

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio, Brazil. Keep up-to-date here."

I feel very comfortable to talk how fabulous cool is to have the games at my city and how special eveything can be.

Nothing wrong, right, buddy?

the economy is getting more complicated, there is a degree of social unrest, promises have been broken, some facilities have been delayed, politicians are all over the place and confusing, there is scandal or corruption surrounding the IOC and FIFA......it's a little intriguing.

Good, let's agree with every sentence!

- Economy is stagnant, yes, macroeconomics had been a ****, but microeconomics is great, so, for a country that experienced up to 2,700% inflation/year, we had progressed.

- If you call 200 people in a city with 20 million (last protest we had in Brazil) a social unrest, okay, I agree there is some social unrest somewhere in Brazil.

- Agreed again! Politicians always breaks promises... I already gave up on believing on them. You should do the same...

- Delayed, some works for Rio 2016 are sure delayed, but we showed several times that we always get delays, but we did delivered amazing events lots of times... Delayed, but delivered.

- Yes, I hate Brazilian politicians more than you, be sure

- FIFA and IOC are corrupt... I think the world agree with us!

We agreed in everything!!!!!

Now let's agree that I'm 100% sure Rio will do a very special games in 2016, that isn't really even a question for me.

YAY!!!! Agreed!!! Bring more caipirinhas!

There is a samba party in the favela, we must not miss!!!

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Just thought I'd get caught up on the Rio 2016 news. Read the last 10 pages and learned nothing new at all. I thought the purpose of a news thread was to present news.

What about the highway named after Carlos Lacerda? Did you know that it was named after him before reading it on here? Hmmmmm?

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YAY!!!! Agreed!!! Bring more caipirinhas!

.........too sugary sweet for me.

when I said bid process I should have also added host planning and execution of projects...sorry buddy. So I guess I am in the right place. (don't shoot) - \0/

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However isn't it encumbent on the hosts and on the IOC to try to find a better way so that the hosts get more than "fun" and potentially false "glory?" Particularly when billions are at stake?

I'm sure the IOC is all over that.....or maybe they are just out getting fatter.

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Just thought I'd get caught up on the Rio 2016 news. Read the last 10 pages and learned nothing new at all. I thought the purpose of a news thread was to present news.

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Actually, I tried to talk about the governor's election in Rio, which worries me a lot... But never mind.

.........too sugary sweet for me.

when I said bid process I should have also added host planning and execution of projects...sorry buddy. So I guess I am in the right place. (don't shoot) - \0/

You are!!! Bring more caipirinhas... to me! =]

We have coconut water too ;)

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PS: Esse texto é blindado contra traduções online - desculpa.

Num é ki eu deagora lenbro docâ eu axo falano assim aki condo nois tava na disputano em 2008? Era meso suncê?

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After the big sucess of the 2013 World Youth Day and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Rio, I am sure that this will be the most exciting host city for the Olympics in History.

Rio is, probably, the city with the largest number of big events with big crowds in the World.

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Metro/Subway Line-4 begins testing in April 2016

The state government has finally announced the date when the subway line 4, which will connect Barra da Tijuca to the South Zone, will start its testing operation: April 2016.

Until then, the only information was that the new transportation option would work in the first half of 2016, before the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio
Nine kilometers of tunnels have been excavated and missing two kilometers to reach the Gávea. And 1.3 kilometers of track have already been placed on the stretch between Leblon and Sao Conrado.
Line 4 will be 16 kilometers long and will have six stations. The prediction is that the route between the district of West Zone and South Zone is done in 15 minutes and about 300 thousand people use the line daily.

Justice will determine operation of ticket sales for the Rio 2016 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that, unlike FIFA, will submit to regulatory agencies in Brazil entire project of ticket sales for the 2016 Games, before releasing it. The decision is to avoid any kind of legal problem and avoid raids that the governing body of football faced in the process of marketing the tickets.
At the meeting last week, the IOC president Thomas Bach, made ​​this statement to President Dilma. The prediction is that the plan for ticket sales is known in September.
In total, nine million tickets will be available to the public and the categories of tickets will be divided equally within the arenas. The larger input value has at least the same area of the cheapest. The minimum price is US$ 10.00 (R$ 22.00).
The system of ticket sales of the editions of the Olympic Games is totally different from that used in the World Cup. Entries for the World Cup are operated, sold, and its revenues are under the responsibility of FIFA.
For the Olympics, the task of operating, selling and collection remain with the Games Organizing Committee. The IOC does not sell or receives revenues from tickets.

Security Operation used in the World Cup will be a legacy for Rio 2016

The Ministry of Defence decided that the planning of defense and security for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 will be based on assembled for the World Cup operation. The decision was taken after a debriefing about the World Cup.


http://blogs.lancenet.com.br/rio2016/

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Metro/Subway Line-4 begins testing in April 2016

The state government has finally announced the date when the subway line 4, which will connect Barra da Tijuca to the South Zone, will start its testing operation: April 2016.

Until then, the only information was that the new transportation option would work in the first half of 2016, before the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio
Nine kilometers of tunnels have been excavated and missing two kilometers to reach the Gávea. And 1.3 kilometers of track have already been placed on the stretch between Leblon and Sao Conrado.
Line 4 will be 16 kilometers long and will have six stations. The prediction is that the route between the district of West Zone and South Zone is done in 15 minutes and about 300 thousand people use the line daily.

Justice will determine operation of ticket sales for the Rio 2016 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that, unlike FIFA, will submit to regulatory agencies in Brazil entire project of ticket sales for the 2016 Games, before releasing it. The decision is to avoid any kind of legal problem and avoid raids that the governing body of football faced in the process of marketing the tickets.
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For the Olympics, the task of operating, selling and collection remain with the Games Organizing Committee. The IOC does not sell or receives revenues from tickets.

Which seems to mean that, in the middle of preparations, the IOC has made a commitment on behalf of the OCOG. I wonder how far the imposed decision goes into the practicalities of the operation.

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I think this report from Forbes illustrates very well what we Brazilians are trying to say here about poverty reduction and developing of Brazil and/or South America and how some political themes overshadowed some other issues.

- From 2005 to 2012, the number of people living under poverty in Brazil dropped from 38% to 18% (Which means in barely 7 years, 50% of the really poor in Brazil became lower middle class or middle class);

- In the last 4 years, for every dollar spent in the World Cup stadiums, 200 dollars were spent by Brazilian Govt. in Health and Education;

- For the first time in history, entire Latin America have more middle class citizens than poor.

“Brazil has made impressive achievements in socioeconomic growth in the last decade with tens of millions of people moving from poverty into the middle class”, said Jason Marczak, a Latin America expert from The Atlantic Council in Washington D.C.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanielparishflannery/2014/06/23/world-cup-economics-why-brazils-bashers-have-got-it-wrong/

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Those are some interesting numbers that do put things in a different perspective. I think if people were told that the stadiums were to be privately financed and then were actually built with public funds, then their anger would still be justified. However if these numbers are true it just shows how easy it is to start a smear campaign via social media against such large targets such as mega sporting events.

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However if these numbers are true it just shows how easy it is to start a smear campaign via social media against such large targets such as mega sporting events.

Actually, the "social unrest" in Brazil have/had several reasons, from a group who got media attention after Police being agreesive against them in a tiny protest in 2013, to politics (don't forget, 2014 is presidential election in Brazil) to a nation-wide bad mood about how our public services are terrible in general (specially Health and Education), and of course, people who is simply against the tournament.

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Golf course update:

- Installation of irrigation system reaches 66%. 12 of the 18 holes received sprinklers that will operate on the greens.

- Grass has been planted in the holes 8 and 9.

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Source: globoesporte.com

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Golf course update:

- Installation of irrigation system reaches 66%. 12 of the 18 holes received sprinklers that will operate on the greens.

- Grass has been planted in the holes 8 and 9.

Nobody here will care about these pictures or information...

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