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Silva assures Rio is capable of hosting Olympics

Silva assures Rio is capable of hosting Olympics

Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says Rio de Janeiro is capable of hosting a safe 2016 Olympics and says the city will show it deserved to win the games.
At the launch of a gym and a cultural center inside a city slum on Wednesday, Silva said Rio will be ready for the Olympics despite a recent wave of violence that killed more than 40 people, mostly gang members, after a police helicopter was downed on Oct. 17.
"We are not going to fail. We want to show that this country does not owe anything to Madrid, to Chicago and to Tokyo," Silva said, referring to the three other finalist cities which lost the bid race to Rio. "We will host the Olympics better than these countries did in the past."


Updated : 2021-05-18 07:06 GMT+08:00