Rio mayor opposes Olympics
- Published: 22 Aug 2013 at 01.49
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Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said it was "a shame" that Brazil is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics because the country lacks a sports policy.
Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes explains the area to be occupied by the Rio 2016 Olympics, at the Olympic Park in construction in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 20, 2012, Brazil. Paes said it was "a shame" that his city is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics because the country lacks a sports policy.
"It is a shame that Brazil is hosting the Olympic Games (...) We must handle the legacy of the Olympics in the city.
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