The Rio 2016 bid committee delivered its Candidature file to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Thursday in Bonn, Germany. It was personally delivered by the Secretary General of the Rio 2016 bid committee, Carlos Roberto Osorio, to Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzales and Executive Director of Sport David Grevemberg.
Osorio said, “I am honoured to be here today to outline our proposal for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. The Rio 2016 bid committee and all levels of government are committed to an active partnership with the Paralympic Movement to deliver a legacy that goes beyond Brazil and extends across the world.
Gonzalez said, “the IPC is looking forward to reviewing Rio’s proposal for the Paralympic Games in detail. Rio and Brazil have a strong, long-standing relationship with the Paralympic Movement proven by their exceptional organization of the Parapan American Games in 2007”.
Osorio said, “our vision for the 2016 Games is one of equality whereby the Olympic and Paralympic Games are integrated, planned and delivered by the same organizing committee, and thereby guaranteeing equal levels of commitment. Rio has also committed to sign Federal legislation that guarantees full accessibility infrastructure across the city by 2016 in recognition of the opportunity to promote the benefits of inclusion and continuously develop Paralympic sport in Brazil”.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games would take place September 7 to 18, 2016.