It’s back to back for Brazil!

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In one in a hundred probability, Brazil has secured to host two of the world’s biggest sporting events in a span of two years. On October 30, 2007, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that Brazil will stage the 20th FIFA World Cup in June – July 2014. And just this weekend, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) likewise declared the City of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil as the winning bidder to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Brazil was virtually unchallenged in its attempt for 2014 FIFA World Cup host as Columbia withdrew its proposal months prior to the official selection.  It was earlier decided by the highest governing body of soccer that the 20th staging will be on the South American continent.

A total of 64 games will be played in 10 cities during the tournament. The ten cities are Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo.

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As for the bidding of the 2016 Olympic games, Rio de Janeiro was strongly challenged by four other cities – Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo.  In the end, the members of the selection committee of the IOC finally gave in to the pressure of the South Amercian countries to award the staging in their continent for the very first time. Never in the Olympic history that such event was held in South America.

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2 Responses to “It’s back to back for Brazil!”

  1. Are you going to update this post, I am really interested what will be the next one.

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