Rio 2016 Candidate File En Route

The completion of Rio de Janeiro’s Candidature File for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games was celebrated Thursday at the Rio 2016 Wheel in Copacabana and the event was attended by Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of Rio 2016 and Rio’s Secretary for Sport, Culture and Leisure Marcia Lins, along with 80 children from state and city government sports projects as well as Olympic and Paralympic Athletes.

The documents that make up the Candidature File left the printers Thursday and the file is now en route to Geneva Switzerland. On February 11 it will be driven to International Olympic headquarters in Lausanne to be handed over to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Nuzman said, “Rio de Janeiro is ready to host the Olympic Games and this is clearly demonstrated in the Candidature File, now on its way to Switzerland, along with all the required guarantees and approvals of all international federations. I would like to thank all involved from the federal, state and municipal governments for their dedication. We are satisfied and proud of the material to be presented to the IOC”.

Mayor Paes said, “I would like to congratulate the Rio 2016 team. They have done a tremendous job fulfilling all the tough requirements of the IOC. Rio de Janeiro has a natural vocation as a centre of entertainment and sport. The 2016 Olympic Games will help to divulge the best of the city and country. I strongly believe in our chances of victory”.