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By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - As elation gives way to anticipation following Friday's announcement that Rio is to host the 2016 Olympics, the organizing committee have been told to take a breath, take a moment to congratulate each other and the country as a whole, and subsequently get ready for seven years of frenetic activity.

“They said: ‘Relax!’ But we know that this period of rest will end after the first meeting we will have in Rio de Janeiro, probably in mid-November... Over the next few days, we will meet with representatives of the three . . .

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