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Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Maracanã Stadium

The Estádio do Maracanã (English: Maracanã Stadium), officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is, as the Maracanã neighborhood where it is located, named after the Rio Maracanã, a now canalized river in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened […]

Christ on Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The announcement to award the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the city of Rio de Janeiro was made by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, on 2nd October 2009 in Copenhagen. It the beginning of a journey of big opportunities and challenges for Rio, and for Brazil. There will be more than 100,000 people involved […]