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Police in Rio is under strike since mid-night.

The officers and soldiers (since Brazilian policemen are considered military) of RIo are following the movement that started in Northeastern Brazil.

Brazilian police officers are pressing Federal Govt to pass a law that will asure a National minimum salary for all police and firefighters around the country.

Only 30% of Police force is working in State of Rio.

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BBC and International media talking about "concerns raised in security ahead the World Cup and Olympic Games" in 5... 4... 3... 2...

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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

I'm waiting for a bank being robbed or something for the international press to associate the fact with the polices strike but nothing so far.

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Sorry, I do not know why some of my posts are coming out <alltogether>. I also don't know why "all together" is written separately and separately is written all together.

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Sorry, I do not know why some of my posts are coming out <alltogether>. I also don't know why "all together" is written separately and separately is written all together.

Look! This joke works in English!!!

BBC will make a report on "raising concerns about Brazilian Humor making sense in International Forums ahead the Olympic Games and World Cup"

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You're getting annoyed about things that haven't even happened now Danny? :)

I'm visionaire!!!

But this time, they changed a little the "words" and the events ahead

Fox News

Police strike RAISE FEARS for CARNAVAL

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/02/10/police-strike-in-rio-raising-fears-for-carnival/

CNN

Raising fears of violence and crime as tourists arrive for Rio's Carnaval

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/10/world/americas/brazil-police-strike/

(CNN shows indeed a picture of a policemen with a Strike Banner IN ENGLISH!!!)

Ok, I give them a credit for the "creativity"

#not

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I'm visionaire!!!

But this time, they changed a little the "words" and the events ahead

Fox News

Police strike RAISE FEARS for CARNAVAL

http://www.foxnews.c...s-for-carnival/

CNN

Raising fears of violence and crime as tourists arrive for Rio's Carnaval

http://edition.cnn.c...-police-strike/

(CNN shows indeed a picture of a policemen with a Strike Banner IN ENGLISH!!!)

Ok, I give them a credit for the "creativity"

#not

Indeed, the tourists had much to fear. A jellyfish and a giant gorilla invaded Rio!

Strange. Were are the negative news from FOX and CNN?

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Why not, Texas?

Didn't get your point

I think of pro wrestling, I think: United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Europe (the WWE always does well in Europe). Then again, they have done well in Qatar, UAE, Turkey and China. Who knows though, there could be millions of Brazilians who are as fanatical about the WWE as they are with football and MMA. Brazil is one of the last countries I would think of when I think pro wrestling. The WWE has done well with events in neighboring countries though (well, namely Ecuador, Chile and Argentina).

I don't really know anything about Brazilian interest in the WWE, just seeing it from an outsiders prospective. However, Brazil is an emerging economy and the potential for a new market overseas while their American fanbase is diminishing is good for the company.

Hopefully, you and the other Brazilians can fill me in, because I really don't know.

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You have a strong point.

I don't also know how much appeal WWE have in Brazil and I must confess I don't know one people who is addicted to it.

But, who knows which kind of sponsors they got to do their marketing here, so...

Let's wait and see.

In fact, Brazilians loves anything that is "internationally known" and that will be shown on TV.

With good sponsors and good publicity, the event can be a success.

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Professional boxers will fight in Rio, says AIBA chief

More than 50 professional boxers will compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, according to International Boxing Association (AIBA) president Wu Ching-Kuo.

"They will definitely be in Rio," Wu told Reuters in London where he was watching the final of the AIBA's World Series of Boxing (WSB) season between Dynamo Moscow and Milano Thunder.

"Look at the Olympic programme of other sports like basketball, volleyball and handball, they have professionals and we are the only organisation that doesn't," he said.

Launched in 2011, WSB featured 12 city franchises this year with teams of five competing against each other to reach the final staged in London's ExCel Centre, the venue for this year's Olympic tournament, on Wednesday.

Next year will see the launch of AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) a professional tournament without vests or head guards in which boxers will receive regular salaries.

"In Rio there will be 56 boxers from the APB and 10 qualified through the WBS individual finals," Wu said.

APB, Wu's brainchild, would mean that boxers coming through the amateur ranks would not have to turn their backs on the Olympic Games in their prime by going down the established professional route, he said.

Any boxer earning a living as a professional in the APB would still be eligible to compete at the Olympics.

In the past, Olympic medallists such as Britain's Amir Khan, who won a silver in Athens in 2004 when still a teenager, have quickly turned professional to cash in on their success.

"It will improve the quality of the boxing competition in the Olympic Games because the top boxers will be able to earn a good living without going down the normal route," said Taiwan's Wu, who took over the presidency of the AIBA in 2006.

"In the past, the best boxers from the Olympic Games and World Championships were wasted by the professional bodies. Let's just say there were many talented boxers who were entered into the wrong competitions and weights by the bodies and were not successful. They couldn't return to amateur boxing, and ultimately disappeared from the boxing world."

Wu said APB could even start to rival the appeal of the traditional professional boxing bodies such as the World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Council (WBC).

"I think there are many pro organisations," he said. "I think they will all be watching what happens with APB."

Milano Thunder won the WSB title on Wednesday with Beijing heavweight silver medallist Clemente Russo in their ranks.

Next year the competition could be expanded to 16 teams with Ukraine, Bulgaria and Argentina likely to be represented

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Look! This joke works in English!!!

BBC will make a report on "raising concerns about Brazilian Humor making sense in International Forums ahead the Olympic Games and World Cup"

Except "altogether" is a word....

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I'm REALLY surprised nobody has posted this news before (I also feel ashamed for not finding this earlier). But it seems that we have not only the producers of the handover ceremony this august, but also the Olympic Ceremonies in 2016.

Marco Balich, best known for producing the olympic ceremonies of Torino 2006, is the guy they have chosen.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rebranding-of-the-whole-filmmaster-group-142597446.html

Rebranding of the Whole Filmmaster Group

MILAN, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Communications Holding Meets the Challenges of Global Markets.

Filmmaster Productions, Filmmaster Events, Filmmaster MEA (Productions, Events)

A crucial step forward for Filmmaster Group, which in the past year has carried out a process of rationalisation of its brands in order to meet the challenges of global markets with a stronger and more coherent strategy. A process that led to a redefinition in the naming of its operating companies, which from today will be made more uniform by changing to: Filmmaster Productions (ex Filmmaster), Filmmaster Events (ex K-events), Filmmaster MEA Productions and Events.

The process of internationalisation and growth of the Group has highlighted the need to define a global strategy leading to a common brand policy. This has resulted in the decision to privilege the Filmmaster name, a choice supported by the strength of a brand that dates back more than 35 years and has left a significant mark in the history of communications and business entertainment. This is a merely formal change in naming that does not in any way alter the company's structure or the quality that has always been a distinctive feature of work by Filmmaster Group.

Events and audio-visual productions are today the core business of Filmmaster Group, which in 2011 won the executive production of the Rio 2016 Olympic Ceremonies in partnership with Brazilian company SRCOM.

Filmmaster Events will be the new name of K-events, a company with 30 years of experience that has become one of the international leaders in the production of large-scale events and spectacular ceremonies. The first test this year will be the production of the Flag Handover for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Filmmaster Productions, market leader in the production of commercials since 1976, and one of the top award-winning production companies in Italy, in the past year inaugurated offices in Madrid and renewed its roster of directors, signing important exclusive agreements on the international scenario.

Filmmaster MEA, Productions and Events, hub of the Group in the Arab Emirates, was founded in Dubai in 2007 and is continuing its expansion in the Middle East by opening new offices in Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Doha in 2011.

This is the scenario for a Group that is constantly growing on several markets. The aim of the rebranding is both to communicate in an organic way the different elements of the group and to encourage synergies and exchange of know-how between operating companies.

It has also provided an opportunity to work on a re-styling of the logo, which has been made more effective and modern by using a monochrome, bi-dimensional style and a lighter font.

Also, Marco Balich is going to make the opening and closing ceremonies of the next month UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland Ukraine.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/16442-rio-2016-ceremonies-director-given-top-role-for-euro-2012

So, what do you guys thinks of this choice?

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SRCOM is also producing the ceremonies alongside the italian K-Events. http://www.meioemensagem.com.br/home/comunicacao/noticias/2011/12/13/Os-produtores-das-festas-olimpicas.html (in portuguese, sorry)

This is their official website. http://www.srcom.com.br/srcom_new/

They organized the last Rio Reveillon (New Year's Party) in 2011, the opening ceremony of last year World Military Games and also the launch of the olympic logos

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^^ Same here, although those ceremonies also had their moments. And maybe they can make something better for 2016.

A showreel of many of the events produced by K-Events

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Rio de Janeiro is new UNESCO 's World Heritage Site (Cultural Landscape) 2012

L'Unesco inscrit les "paysages cariocas" de Rio au Patrimoine mondial

L'Unesco a inscrit dimanche au Patrimoine mondial les "paysages cariocas" de Rio de Janeiro entre les montagnes et la mer de la deuxième ville du Brésil. La décision d'ajouter au Patrimoine mondial les paysages de cette mégalopole surnommée la "ville merveilleuse" a été prise lors d'une réunion du comité du patrimoine de l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture à Saint-Pétersbourg, dans le nord-ouest de la Russie. Les sites de carte postale comme le Pain de sucre, le Christ du Corcovado, la plage de Copacabana ou la vue éblouissante de la baie de Guanabara ont été quelques uns des arguments avancés par le Brésil auprès de l'Unesco, selon une présentation du comité de candidature.

http://lci.tf1.fr/fi...al-7394759.html

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Nuzman, head of Rio OCOG, will become a IOC Honorary Member

Francisco Elizalde, Alpha Ibrahim Diallo and Carlos Nuzman, whose IOC membership will terminate at the end of 2012 due to the age limit, were appointed as Honorary Members as of 1 January 2013. They have all served as IOC members for over 10 years.

http://www.olympic.o...ositions/169361

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Laureus World Sports Awards 2013 will be held in Rio de Janeiro

The 2013 and 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards, the premier honours event in the sporting calendar, are to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

The globally televised Awards Ceremony, attended by many of the living legends of sport, celebrates the achievements of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year.

Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports more than 100 community sports projects around the world that have helped to improve the lives of over one-and-a-half million young people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LUAzLyxB-_k

Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, said: “I am thrilled that the 2013 and 2014 Laureus Awards is to be staged in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is one of the most exciting and flamboyant nations on Earth and Rio will become the centre of the sporting world over the next few years as it builds up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I know sport is a passion for everyone in Brazil and it is great for Laureus that we are able to go to Rio for the Awards and be part of the celebrations there.”

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Laureus brings great history and tradition to the state of Rio de Janeiro, which will be the focus of the sporting world over the next four years. Rio de Janeiro is the birthplace of sport and culture in Brazil, a state of vibrant energy and natural beauty that has become a showcase of the country to the world. The beaches, the Sambódromo and the Maracanã will play a significant role in the staging of the Laureus World Sports Awards next year.

The 2013 and 2014 Awards Ceremonies, which will be attended by the greatest names in sport, past and present, and broadcast to a worldwide TV audience, will take place at the Municipal Theatre, the venue for major international performances by dancers and musicians from Brazil which has also hosted events at the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20. It was the venue for the speech of United States President Barack Obama on his visit to Brazil.

http://www.laureus.c...-rio-de-janeiro

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Laureus World Sports Awards 2013 will be held in Rio de Janeiro

The 2013 and 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards, the premier honours event in the sporting calendar, are to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

I can imagine where it will be held: either at Municipal Theather or the not-yet-inaugurated Arts' City

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Rio 2016 officials admit to stealing documents from London 2012 during Olympic Games

Employees of Rio downloaded the documents without authorisation while working alongside London 2012 employees as part of an official Olympic 'knowledge transfer' programme.

The Brazilians took the transfer element too far, however, and London 2012 officials were furious to discover the documents has been taken without their permission.

A London 2012 spokesman said: "We can confirm that there were some files received without our permission but the Rio organising committee acted swiftly and returned the files promptly."

London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton is understood to have contacted his Rio counterpart personally to demand the return of the documents.

The information stolen is thought to have included details of London's strategic and security planning. The Rio staff responsible are thought to have been working in London's technology department.

Reports in the Brazilian media claim that nine staff members have lost their jobs following the embarrassing incident.

The theft may add extra interest to the official London 2012 debrief, which will take place in Rio in November. The meeting is supposed to provide the next Olympic hosts with everything they need to know to stage the Games. Rio appear to have already started that process.

Rio 2016 were unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

http://www.telegraph...mpic-Games.html

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