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SBD Global/February 15, 2013/Olympics

Rio 2016 LOC Signs Contract With University For Study On Impact Of Hosting Olympics

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Local Organizing Committee has contracted the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro to "conduct a study on the impact of the Games," according to MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. The study, "which is mandatory by the IOC," has the objective of measuring the environmental, socio-cultural and economic impact of the Games. The contract requires the institution to "produce four reports." The first will be in September, with an analysis of the '07-12 period. Another report will be released next year, while the last two will be done after the Games in '17 and '19. This kind of study "has already been done" by the IOC for past Olympics. It allows the organization to explain the impact of hosting the Olympics (MAQUINA DO ESPORTE, 2/14).
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