POSTED: October 3rd 2011

Rio 2016 celebrates 2nd annivesary of winning the summer Games

Iconic Copacabana beach will showcase a number of events / RIO2016/BCMF Arquitetos
Iconic Copacabana beach will showcase a number of events / RIO2016/BCMF Arquitetos

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The Rio 2016 Games celebrated the two year anniversary of the decision for host city for the Olympics.

OCOG chief and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, said in a statement:

“Two years ago, yet another historical date was added to Rio de Janeiro’s and Brazil’s official calendar: the day we won the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time.

It is precisely because I understand this milestone needs to be valued that I make a point of starting all my presentations on the subject with the video that recalls this unprecedented achievement (

All the efforts of a decade to make the dream of bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Brazil culminated on that date. Today we make steady progress on the road to memorable Games. And recalling October 2, 2009, means strengthening in each one of us the motivation to work towards the delivery of a successful event that brings about sustainable transformations.

Today we celebrate that turning point in the history of Brazilian sport and of our country. It is in this frame of mind, as we complete two years of that victory, that I invite us all to recall our feelings on that day and to celebrate this achievement that belongs to everyone of us.”
Rio will host the first South American summer Games between August 7-21 of 2016.

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