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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, and Brazil’s Sports Minister, Leonardo Picciani said on Thursday that the legacy left by the 2016 Olympics to city residents will be greater than that seen in Barcelona, Spain, during the 1992 Olympics.

“I’ve been told that there are two possibilities [for the Olympics]: Games that benefit from the city and the city which benefits from the Games. Rio will benefit from the Olympics and our legacy will be greater than that of Barcelona,” Paes told journalists at Rio’s media center.

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