Pele To Promote Rio 2016 In Beijing

Brazilian football legend Pele arrived in Beijing Wednesday to promote Rio de Janeiro’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

On Friday Pele is reportedly to have lunch at the Olympic Village with Brazilian athletes and to encourage them to remain on course to win medals.

Carlos Roberto Osorio, executive secretary of Rio 2016 told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa Tuesday, “we will close in style with Pele’s arrival and his presence with us over the last three days as an ambassador”.