Organising Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Strategic Partner)

Sports Professions in Brazil

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The infrastructure developments for the preparation of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are huge. There will be more than 100,000 people directly involved in the organisation of the Games, including 70,000 volunteers. Millions of people in the city, around the country and across the continent of South America will be reached and inspired by the Games. More than 10,500 athletes from approximately 205 nations around the world are expected to come to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to compete in front of many thousands of media professionals, sports fans and tourists from all over the globe.