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28 Jul 2012
Olympic News , London 2012 , RIO 2016

Rio 2016 welcomes the world in London

Brazil is in London for the whole period of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, not only on the field of play but also in the heart of the city with Casa Brasil, the official home of the Brazilian delegation.

Located at Somerset House, the Brazilian hospitality house will offer its visitors a chance to discover Brazilian culture and sport, as well as to get an update on preparations for the next Summer Olympic Games in 2016.

As Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of Rio 2016, said: “As we prepare to host the Games after London, Casa Brasil will be even more important in showcasing our project, Brazilian culture, the country as a tourist destination and its new business opportunities. We want visitors in London to get the first feel of a vibrant and transformed Rio, which will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016.”

A strong presence in London

The Organising Committee for the next Summer Games is present in London with a strong workforce composed of 152 staff, who will be participating in the IOC Observers’ Programme, and 51 representatives of different levels of government, who are also here to learn from this Games experience. Such an experience will be invaluable for all the Rio 2016 team, which will be reinforced next November on the occasion of the debriefing of the London Games in Rio.

Click here to find more about the opening of Casa Brasil in London in the presence of the Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff.

Rio 2016 website

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