Rio 2016 Hopes Hosting World Cup Will Help Bid

Malaysia News reports that Rio is confident that by hosting the 2014 World Cup it can get an edge on its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Rio 2016 President Carlos Arthur Nuzman said Thursday, “the 2014 soccer World Cup is very, very important, it’s the basis for the success of our organization”.

“The driver of our bid is the Brazilian sport”, said Rio 2016 Secretary General Carlos Roberto Osorio. “Sport is a fundamental tool for boosting Brazil’s growth”.

Nuzman said, “we organized the best Pan Am Games ever at the Olympics level. This continent hasn’t had the chance to organize the Olympics and Paralympic Games – now it’s time. We’re ready. Now it’s the moment”.