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Rio 2016, Manaus Meet To Define Strategy For Hosting Olympic Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 15

The Rio 2016 organizing committee and representatives from Manaus and Amazonas state met Friday to "define what adjustments the city will need to make to host teams" for the Olympic Games, according to GLOBO ESPORTE. For Rio 2016 Exec Dir of Operations Marco Aurélio Vieira, Manaus "will only ...

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