Rio Still in Olympic Countdown

By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – The entire world waits for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to decide which city will host the greatest sports event on earth in 2016. Rio is watching closely, counting the days until the final verdict comes from Copenhagen on October 2. Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio are all on the committee’s short list, but Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the time has come for a South American country to be a part of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

“We can't accept the idea that the Olympic . . .

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