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SBD Global/July 23, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Published July 23, 2012
OLYMPICS: Organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have chosen former military officer MARCO AURELIO COSTA VIEIRA to replace RODERLEI GENERALI as COO. Costa Vieira "will be be responsible" for relations with national Olympic committees, the athletes village, venues, opening and closing ceremonies, accommodation, transportation, security and technology. Rio organizing committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman said Costa Vieira "brings with him a wealth of multi-disciplined, large scale management experience" (AP, 7/20). ... IOC President JACQUES ROGGE officially appointed CLAUDIA BOKEL as the new Chair of the IOC Athletes' Commission for a two-year term. Bokel replaces outgoing head FRANK FREDERICKS (IOC).
MANAGERS: Brasileiro club Internacional have appointed former player FERNANDAO to replace DORIVAL JUNIOR as head coach (VEJA, 7/20). ... RICKY STUART has agreed to coach Australian Rugby League side Parramatta for the next three years, "but he could still lead NSW's bid to prevent Queensland from an eight consecutive Origin series win next year." Stuart's manager JOHN FORDHAM confirmed his client had an "in-principle agreement" with the Eels (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 7/23).