Monday, 2 November 2009

Rio 2016: IOC, Brazil have preliminary parley

Sify News reports that the International Olympic Committee and the Brazilian authorities have held a two-day meeting in order to draw up a formal action plan for the 2016 Olympic Games. Brazil was represented by Sports Minister Orlando Silva, Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral and Mayor Eduardo Paes, as well as the head of the Rio 2016 host committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman.

Elsewhere, in USA Today, Governor Cabral is reported as saying that Rio will put up to 40,000 extra police on the streets during the Games. While this move is seen as a precaution against drug-related and security incidents, it may also indirectly dampen enthusiasm for speculative ambush marketing efforts.

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