Brazil : 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Amanda Craig, Chris Hickey, Kathleen Smith, and Quincy Zhai 4/13/2011. 2014 World Cup. 2003: FIFA decides to hold the World Cup in South America 2007: Brazil was the sole bidder and won the right to host
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Amanda Craig, Chris Hickey, Kathleen Smith, and Quincy Zhai
2003: FIFA decides to hold the World Cup in South America
2007: Brazil was the sole bidder and won the right to host
This marks the first time since 1978 (Argentina) that South America has hosted the World Cup
Brazil’s second time hosting; the country’s first hosted the event in 1950
12 cities have been chosen to host the games
The estimated cost of stadium construction and upgrades is $1.1 billion.
Six cities will have their stadiums upgraded.
Rio de Janeiro
From the 1950 World Cup
Six cities will have new stadiums constructed.
Broadcasting rights have been awarded to three organizations in Brazil.
This is important because all Brazilian citizens will have access to free coverage of the games.
October 2, 2009: International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced Brazil as the host country of the 2016 Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro beat out Madrid, Tokyo, and Chicago
This marks the first time that South America has ever hosted the Olympics.
President and Michelle Obama personally rallied for the Olympics to be hosted by Chicago in 2016.
Chicago had the lowest bid at $4.8 billion compared to Rio’s bid at $13.9 billion.
In a recent trip to Brazil, President Obama repeatedly said that “the United States wanted to help Brazil in building infrastructure for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, and in developing Brazil’s recently discovered deepwater oil reserves, and then buying the oil.”
Hosting the games will “inject $51.1 billion into Latin America’s largest economy through 2027.”
Additionally, the Olympics and Paralympics will create nearly 121,000 jobs a year in the seven-year period.
With just two deals, the organizers have already secured an estimated $700 million in local sponsorships, which was a new record for the Olympics.
The tower captures solar energy and will supply energy for all of the Olympic city.
In addition, the tower will serve as the welcome sign and hold the Olympic flame.
Solar City Tower,
Island of Cotonduba
Sambadrome, Olympic Marathon & Archery
Airports and Hotels