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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport has been prepared to welcome up to three heads of states every twenty minutes, during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but according to local media not many dignitaries are confirming their presence.

According to daily Folha de S. Paulo, the Games’ opening ceremony is not likely to not be attended by Presidents of the U.S. (Barack Obama), Russia (Vladimir Putin), Spain (Mariano Rajoy) or German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Olympic officials, however, estimate that up to one hundred heads of states . . .

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