POSTED: Saturday November 22nd 2008


Rio team arrive in London this week

Rio de Janeiro, 22nd November – The Rio 2016 bid team today announced their delegation to attend the International Olympic Committee’s debriefing on the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, to be held in London 24th-27th November.

The delegation will be headed by Marcia Lins, State Secretary of Sport, Tourism and Leisure. Ms Lins is also a member of the Brasil Government’s Commission for Rio 2016.

She will be joined by:

Alexandre Techima, General Manager of Infrastructure, Rio 2016. Mr. Techima is responsible for venues, Olympic villages, transport and the Environment.

Vitorio Moraes, General Manager, Bid Finance, responsible for guarantees and OCOG Budget.

Sonia Almeida, Sports Manager, Rio 2016, responsible for the Rio Olympic Training Centre.

Denise Afonso, General Manager, Rio 2016, responsible for Project Manager.

Speaking about the visit to London, Marcia Lins said:

“We are delighted to be joining the debriefing meeting in London. There is so much to learn from the success of the Beijing Games and the preparations currently underway in Vancouver, Sochi and London.

“This gathering is also an opportunity to meet Olympic sponsors and broadcasters who are so important to delivering a great Games. Rio 2016 is proud to be a part of this meeting and we look forward to learning from our colleagues in the Olympic Movement”.


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Keywords · Rio 2016 · Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games · Marcia Lins · Alexandre Techima · Vitorio Moraes · Sonia Almeida

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