Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics - Information Board

Official Website

Host City for 2016 Olympics

For the 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, the host city of the Games will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The announcement was made at the 121st IOC Session (which is also the 13th Olympic Congress) held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009.

They are scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016.

The 2016 Summer Paralympics will be held in the same city and organized by the same committee, and are scheduled to be held from September 7 to 18.


On Sunday, 1 July 2012 , Rio de Janeiro was awarded the World Heritage status, in the urban cultural landscape category.  Its candidature was approved during the 36th Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Saint Petesburg, in Russia.



The Olympic flag receives a special blessing at Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer Statue.


12 August 2012

Rio De Janeiro received the Olympic Flag from London Mayor after the closing ceremony of the games.

What Can Rio learn from London about organizing Olympics?
A blog post by David Bond

Learning Portuguese and Learning English

In Brazil now there is now demand for English language lessons to help visitors.
Learning English through Portuguese - YouTube Videos - aprender Inglês através português

Similarly, some in other countries have to learn Portuguese of Brazil.


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