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Brazilian Government Will Make Another Attempt To Sell Olympic Facilities

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 24 / 17

Brazil will "try once more to rid itself of part of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park," after the city's government failed to find a buyer last year, two people directly involved in the negotiations said, according to Simone Preissler Iglesias of BLOOMBERG. Multi-sport arenas 1, 2 and 3, the velod...

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