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Old September 3rd, 2009, 12:30 AM   #5381
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We also think this way ... many surprises will come, and whoever wins will be very little difference from each other .....


Good luck to all ....

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Rio 2016 Happy With IOC Report On Bid Cities
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:48am EDT GB Staff
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Carlos Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and Rio 2016, said of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission report of the four cities bidding for the 2016 Summer Games, "I am happy that this report confirms the IOC's approval of our project and vision for the Games and that Rio is considered ready to welcome the Olympic and Paralympic Games to South America for the first time. The Evaluation Commission's visit to Rio was a great success and this has been highlighted in their description of our documentation and presentations as of 'a very high quality'.
"We are delighted that the report reflects the fact that our bid is based on the long-term planning and development of Brazil with full finance and guarantees from all three levels of government".

Nuzman added in a press release, "our plan is also clearly endorsed by strong public support as shown in the IOC's poll at 85 per cent in the city of Rio".

He said, "we are encouraged by the fact that the report confirms that Rio is meeting its public safety challenged and that 'Rio has taken a new approach with regard to local policing which engages the community in a range of social and sports programs, already showing positive results'".

Nuzman said with one month to go until the vote in Copenhagen, Rio 2016 is confident that it would deliver unforgettable Olympic and Paralympic Games.

According to Nuzman, Brazil's president Lula will be part of the team in Copenhagen for the bid's final presentation.

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Chicago 2016 "Gratified" With IOC Evaluation Commission Report
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:05pm EDT GB Staff
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Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan said following the publication of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission report, "we congratulate and thank the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission for its report and the thorough analysis it conducted of all four cities. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to demonstrate that we will be an outstanding partner in listening to the IOC and following its direction.
"In reviewing the report, we are particularly gratified to see that the evaluation commission recognizes our vision and overall concept for hosting the Games and that we will deliver a spectacular sport experience for the athletes of the world, 'turning the centre of the city into an Olympic playground'. The report also reaffirms that our Games venue plan aligns with recommendations made by the IOC Games Study Commission and will leave a 'sustainable urban, sport, social and environmental legacy for the community'".

Ryan added, "we are also pleased the evaluation commission found our plan to be technically sound and achievable and noted the strengths of our bid in areas such as the Olympic Village, Security, Accommodations and Medical Services. We are gratified to see that the evaluation commission came to the same conclusion as the Civic Federation of Chicago regarding the soundness and achievability of our Games budget".
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IOC Evaluation Report Confirms Race For 2016 Olympics Has Yet To Be Won
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 9:01am EDT GB Editor
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The IOC Evaluation Report of the 2016 Olympic Bid Cities reveals what most observers have already concluded - the race is a very tight one month from the finish line. With the four cities on equal footing, the final month before the vote in Copenhagen on October 2 will be crucial - and the final event will be lobbying.

Chicago's report underlined sponsorships, transportation and guarantees.

The IOC recognizes that the Chicago 2016 sponsorship programme is "extensive" and the expenditure budget is "significant" and "the Commission considers the budget to be ambitious but achievable". This will raise some concern to the risk averse members of the Committee.

Transportation around the McCormick Place Complex is a concern and is described on the report as a "challenge".

The report discusses Chicago's request to amend the host city contract and the lack of a blanket financial guarantee. The request was refused, but since the site visit further deveopments have occured with Chicago's financial plans and the issue may be alleviated.

The IOC found that 67% of Chicagoans supported the bid while 61% across the United States were behind it.

Tokyo's bid scored the highest marks on the initial evaluation report but the IOC was a bit more critical this time around. By an IOC poll, public support in the City was found to be only 56%; and 55% nationally.

The report indicated there was a discrepency in documentation provided to the IOC. "During the venue visits, it became apparent to the Commission that a number of venues listed as existing would in fact need to be built. This lack of clarity could have communications and legacy implications".

Evaluators had concerns about traffic around the proposed Olympic Village and Olympic Stadium - and they questioned the size of the land allocated for the construction of the Olympic Stadium. However, they did indicate that ii was a very compact venue plan.

The report describes concerns that hotel rates may be very high during the preparation for the Games.

The IOC commended Tokyo's bid committee for their socially and environmentally sustainable plan and their achievable budget.

"Although some on-site presentations and venue plans lacked detail and clarity, documentation and information presented by key organisations involved in the bid was of a high quality" the report concluded.

Rio de Janeiro is considered the sentimental bid - offering an opportunity to hold the Games in South America for the first tme. The bid team was commended for their presentations and documentation that was of "very high quality" - but there were technical concerns.

The IOC remarked on the challenge of securing accomodations, especially guarantees on cruise ships - seven years in advance. Other hurdles include potentially long transportation times due to the complex topography and public safety issues, presumeably due to crime; however, the IOC notes that Rio is working on strategies to improve these items.

The report noted the potential conflict with the FIFA World Cup in 2014; "While hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup will accelerate infrastructure delivery and provide valuable organisational experience, it also represents a challenge with respect to 2016 Games marketing and communications strategies".

An IOC poll showed 85% support for the bid in Rio and 69% across Brazil.

For a second consecutive bid, Madrid received unusual criticism for a bid city with fresh experience.

The report indicated that the bid book and documents "did not demonstrate a full understanding of the need for clear delineation of roles and responsibilities, including financial, between different stakeholders...this could result in organizational and financial challenges."

"Documentation and presentations provided to the Commission by the key organizations involved in the bid varied in quality."

It seems as if the bid committee was not properly prepared and this perception could resonate as a weakness if they were elected to host the Games.

But the bid received praise for the strong public support of 85% in Madrid and 86% across Spain, as well as a compact and efficient plan that would result in short travel times.

When London won the bid to host the 2012 Games, it was considered to be in a tight race with Paris on the final day before the vote. Then, the two cities sent their national leaders, Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Jacques Chirac to battle it out and Blair was given credit for securing London's victory. Tokyo, Rio and Madrid have pledged to send their national leaders while Chicago's bid says U.S. President Barack Obama will attend if his schedule permits.


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OLYMPICS: Rio's ships come in for 2016 Games bid
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Boost: Rio de Janeiro emerged with the fewest criticisms

Rio de Janeiro has received a huge boost in its bid to become the first South American hosts of the Olympics.
The city emerged with the fewest criticisms from the IOC's evaluation of the four contenders for 2016.
Rio, Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo are all hoping to follow London as host of the summer Games.
The 106 IOC members will vote on the 2016 hosts on October 2, and although the commission's report is unlikely to be decisive it could well influence some of the members.
Rio's response to a charge of having insufficient hotel rooms is to use six cruise ships for visitor accommodation.


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Rio Bid Leaders Say IOC Report Gives City A Boost
9/2/2009

Rio bid leader Carlos Nuzman said the IOC's report on the 2016 bid cities was "a real boost" for Rio. (Getty Images)Rio 2016 top officials believe the report released Wednesday by the IOC Evaluation Commission gives them an edge in the final month of the campaign. President Carlos Nuzman tells Around the Rings, "It is fair to say that Rio has a completely positive report and possibly the most favorable among the cities."

The last time the IOC assessed the 2016 cities, in a March 2008 "working group report" covering the nine applicant cities, Rio ranked last among the four cities that emerged as official candidates.

The Evaluation Commission report comes exactly one month before the IOC vote in Copenhagen.

Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo are the other contenders.

"The report is a real boost to the Rio bid," Nuzman said. "The IOC has provided a very strong confirmation of our Games plan, project and vision, including providing a real social transformation."

The evaluation commission also recognized the finances and guarantees by three levels of government -- which have been a staple in all Rio presentations - and noted a presentation on the economy by the president of the National Central Bank. The report said the Games would leave "an affordable and significant legacy."

The public opinion poll conducted by the IOC showed 85 percent support in Rio - tying Madrid for highest -- and 69 percent in Brazil - well below Spain's 86 percent, but still second-highest.

The commission picked up on Rio's rallying cry of bringing the Games to a new continent. "Brazilian authorities believe that Rio de Janeiro's bid is a 'self affirmation' of the Brazilian people and consider it a point of honor to bring the Games to the country and to South America," the report said.

Criticisms were expressed as "challenges" and "concerns" in the areas of accommodations, the transport plan (impacting travel distances), the urban regeneration program and co-existing with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Nuzman plays down potential problems.

"We have solutions for any recommendations of the IOC," he said. "Rio received the green light in all of the 17 themes."

Carlos Roberto Osorio, secretary general of Rio 2016, addressed accommodations concerns about availability of cruise ships, which are a major part of the plan.

"We are very comfortable with the cruise ship situation," he said, noting that cruise ships are already used for Carnival and New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio. "WeThe IOC said hosting the 2007 Pan American Games was one of the benefits for Rio. (Getty Images)have letters from all the cruise ship companies. We are not talking about inventing a cruise ship stop in a place that never has had cruise ships."

Osorio added that concerns about the Barra Media Village meeting the needs of its occupants is simply "a recommendation to careful planning" and to "take appropriate measures to have this big facility functioning."

The bid committee would also have to follow through on its transport operations plan because it would impact on travel distances for some athletes and other client groups. "Efficient implementation," the report said, "would be critical."

The commission said the Olympic Games in Rio would accelerate delivery of an extensive urban regeneration program "but would require careful management and monitoring."

The report added that hosting the 2014 World Cup would "accelerate infrastructure delivery and provide valuable organizational experience," but would represent "a challenge with respect to 2016 marketing and communications strategies."

Osorio said Rio already has made plans to meet those challenges.

"Very clearly, the IOC acknowledges that our revenue forecast is absolutely achievable and conservative," he said, noting that the conservative numbers were partly driven by having the World Cup two years before the Olympics.

"We have a comprehensive communications campaign that is very sound," he said. "We will go parallel to the World Cup, and in the last two years, the Olympic Games will be absolutely in the front pages and headlines. The IOC approved our strategies."

The commission said Rio would benefit from a continuity of leadership that goes back to the 2007 Pan American Games, through the bid committee and, eventually, to an Olympic organizing committee.

"We are very happy that the IOC noticed the good work being done," Osorio said. The commission remarked that negatives, such as safety risks in the city, had been turned into positives:

"Rio de Janeiro recognizes that it faces safety challenges and is undertaking an ambitious project to enhance the resources, technology and training of its police force by 2012."

Rio's bid leadership, meeting in London, sent out a press release within an hour of the 98-page report's appearance on the IOC Web site: "Evaluation Commission Report Confirms Rio Ready for 2016."

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T O K I O !!

Although an elaborate and extensive recipe for the Olympic Games, Tokyo has a serious obstacle in their application: the lack of popular support. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern about the numbers of research done in the Japanese city: 55.5% of the population supports the initiative, the lowest percentage among all the candidates, and 23.3% opposed, as many among the four cities .
That is troubling till one puts it into proper context. Tokyo is, by far, the largest metropolis on the planet at about 35 million people. 55.5% still works out to 19.4 million supporters, or more people than live in Rio, twice as many as people as all of Chicago, and about three times more people than in all of Madrid.

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On the flipside, 23.3% opposition is about 8m people. A figure equal to the population of London is opposed to Tokyo 2016. You can't put only the supportive figures into "proper context" whilst ignoring the unsupportive ones!!
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Corey: Is it able to find that list anywere ells in english?
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Ok. More the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro .... has about 17 million people and the City of Rio with 8 million .... this without being as magalopole Tokyo ..... and popular support to do ... this research on popular support made by the IOC, were made within the limits of competing cities, without the metropolitan region (and ).... Neighboring Cities concern of the IOC's support is due to the fact that the population in all cities that already held the Games and also will perform ... is the population who had financed part with their taxes .... So it's important but the Support
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* Finance, and the tenth economy ... (A bit of Brazil to those who do not know) the country has experienced tremendous growth, improvements have been made of the whole country, not only in Rio de Janeiro, was the only country that has provided guarantees numbers with the IOC, remember the presentation in Lausanne, the President of the Brazilian Central Bank, one of the most respected in the world, led to guarantees of the country to host the Games, these guarantees are present-day values that Brazil has in hands and not values that go back into the box. What is clear is that the report "will spend a lot, however it has given assurances that value in hand" ...

* Finanzas, y la décima economía ... (Un poco de Brasil a los que no lo sé) el país ha experimentado un gran crecimiento, se han realizado mejoras de todo el país, no sólo en Río de Janeiro, fue el único país que ha aportado garantías números con el COI, recordar la presentación en Lausana, el Presidente del Banco Central de Brasil, uno de los más respetados en el mundo, dirigido a las garantías de que el país anfitrión de los Juegos, estas garantías están presentes los valores de días que Brasil tiene en las manos y no los valores que se remontan en el cuadro. Lo que está claro es que el informe "va a pasar mucho, sin embargo, ha dado seguridades de que el valor en la mano" ...

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* Olympic venues: honestly, this is not weakness, as in all the 04 candidates, all without exception, will have to evict families, restores them to another location with a better guarantee of survival .....

The place where the IOC made a point of destcar would be a region of the illegal invasion, where they live now about 100 families, even that will not be registered, the Government of Rio de Janeiro, already with this project, life-changing for these people they shall be relocated in another area with better quality of life ... That the IOC said in the report as a warning not showing the concern of the Comite Rio in 2016, with the Welfare of all .....

* Sedes olímpicas: honestamente, no es debilidad, como en todos los 04 candidatos, todos sin excepción, tendrán que desalojar a las familias, los devuelve a otra ubicación con una mejor garantía de supervivencia .....

El lugar donde el COI hizo un punto de destcar sería una región de la invasión ilegal, donde viven ahora cerca de 100 familias, incluso que no será inscrito, el Gobierno de Río de Janeiro, ya con este proyecto, cambiar su vida estas personas serán reubicadas en otra zona con una mejor calidad de vida ... De que el COI, dijo en el informe como una advertencia de no mostrar la preocupación del Comite de Río en 2016, con el bienestar de todos .....

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* STRUCTURE

The IOC's report, emphasis is for the CUP FIFA 2014 Brazil, because the structures of improvements in the World Cup host cities, also bring improvements to Rio de Janeiro.
What the IOC was keen to highlight was the matter of getting publicity, but that they also know they do not need to worry, because the Brazilian people living and loving the sport, all with the Olympics ..... this love that is already great, would increase more and more ..........


* ESTRUCTURAS


El informe del COI, el énfasis está en la Copa Brasil 2014, porque las estructuras de las mejoras en las ciudades anfitrionas de la Copa del Mundo, también traen mejoras a Río de Janeiro.
Lo que el COI ha querido destacar es la cuestión de conseguir publicidad, pero que también saben que no tienen que preocuparse, porque el pueblo brasileño vivir y amar el deporte, todos con los Juegos Olímpicos de ..... este amor que ya es grande, aumentaría .......... más y más

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* SECURITY

I agree with you, Rio de Janeiro, has to change much in this question ...

The good that the state government of Rio de Janeiro, along with the National Security are committed to this change, and resultadp already being seen, not only with police in violent neighborhoods, but with many sports, from child away from the crime ... that is the Olympic spirit through the sport be agents of change, were built several Olympic Villages in these places where children spend their days studying and playing sports ..... This is not so in Rio de Janeiro, more in all cities in Brazil ....


* SEGURIDAD

Estoy de acuerdo con usted, Río de Janeiro, tiene que cambiar mucho en esta cuestión ...

El bien que el gobierno del estado de Río de Janeiro, junto con el de Seguridad Nacional están comprometidas con este cambio, y resultadp ya ser visto, no sólo con la policía en los barrios violentos, pero con muchos deportes, desde el niño de la delincuencia ... que es el espíritu olímpico a través del deporte que sean agentes de cambio, se construyeron varias villas olímpicas en estos lugares donde los niños pasan el día estudiando y practicando deportes ..... Esto no es así en Río de Janeiro, más en todas las ciudades en Brasil ....
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* LODGING

In Rio de Janeiro, has 42.000 seats, the project has yet to 10,000 with most cruise ships, it is already a tradition in Rio de Janeiro, Carnaval, New Year and other dates and also in the summer ...

The IOC described in the report that we do not guarantee that these cruises will be in 2016 ..... the funny thing that it happened ....

are hotels being built in Rio de Janeiro, ja for the 2014 World cup ...

And Soccer Games will be in the other 04 largest cities and prepared well in Brazil, Sao Paulo / Belo Horizonte / Brasilia (capital) and Salvador



* ALOJAMIENTO

En Río de Janeiro, tiene 42.000 asientos, el proyecto todavía tiene a 10.000 con la mayoría de los buques de crucero, es ya una tradición en Río de Janeiro, el Carnaval, Año Nuevo y otras fechas, y también en el verano ...

El COI se describe en el informe que no podemos garantizar que estos cruceros serán en 2016 ..... lo curioso que sucedió ....

son los hoteles que se está construyendo en Río de Janeiro, ja para la Copa del Mundo de 2014 ...

Y juegos de fútbol será en las otras 04 ciudades más grandes y bien preparados en Brasil, Sao Paulo / Belo Horizonte / Brasilia (capital) y Salvador
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RESUMEN ..... AYER pasar el día leyendo TODAS LAS NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES RELATIVA A LA COI .... TODAS LAS PUBLICACIONES, destaca la fortaleza DE RIO DE JANEIRO, que son las más preparadas, es menos crítico ... QUE SON LOS DIARIOS DECLARAMOS QUE NO RIO ....

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Rio bandwagon: IOC evaluation report can't fight the feeling that Brazilian city may be best
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LONDON (AP) - The Rio bandwagon seems to be picking up speed.

Rio de Janeiro's bid to take the Olympics to South America for the first time in 2016 gained further momentum Wednesday when the Brazilian city came off best in a technical evaluation of the four candidate cities.

Chicago, meanwhile, came in for some pointed negative comments -- including its financial guarantees and public transportation -- and Madrid and Tokyo also took some direct hits from the International Olympic Committee.

The 98-page report from the IOC's evaluation commission was released exactly a month before the IOC vote in Copenhagen on Oct. 2.

"The IOC report is a real boost to the Rio bid," bid president Carlos Nuzman told The Associated Press. "They have provided a very strong confirmation of our games plan and vision. It is fair to say Rio has a very positive report, and possibly the most favorable. We didn't have any red points."

The report, which did not grade or rank the cities, is intended only as a guide for IOC members and is unlikely to sway the final decision. Intangible factors, including geopolitical issues, always play a major role when the IOC's 100-plus members cast their secret ballots.

The report is based on visits by the evaluation commission in April and May, and was issued two months after more than 90 members listened to presentations from the bid cities in Lausanne, Switzerland, where most of the key issues were already covered.

In what shapes up as a tight race, the final presentations on the day of the vote could be crucial. Whether President Barack Obama goes to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago could be decisive, just as Tony Blair helped secure the 2012 Olympics for London when he met IOC members in Singapore in 2005 and Vladimir Putin traveled to Guatemala City in 2007 to push Sochi's winning bid for the 2014 Winter Games.

"Clearly having President Obama there would be an advantage," Chicago bid leader Patrick Ryan said, "particularly since each of the other cities are saying that their leaders will be there."

Ryan said all the issues raised in the IOC report have or can be resolved, and he expressed confidence in Chicago's prospects of bringing the Summer Olympics back to the U.S. for the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Games.

"I think we got a very good score," Ryan told the AP in a telephone interview. "We feel the wind is really at our back for the last 30 days. It's going to go down to the wire. Nobody knows who's going to win this. We have as good a chance as anybody."

For the moment, though, things seem to going Rio's way.

The Brazilian city made a big impression with members at the June meeting in Lausanne, arguing the case for the Olympics to be held on a new continent. Africa and Antarctica are the only other continents that have not hosted the games.

The IOC report cited Rio as embracing the "potential power of the games to transform a city, a region and a country" and said the Olympics would leave "a lasting and affordable legacy."

The Rio bid is the most spread-out and most expensive of the four, with a budget of $11.1 billion for capital investments associated with the games.

"The commission is confident that the growing Brazilian economy would be able to support the necessary infrastructure development needed for the delivery of the 2016 Games," the IOC report said.

The IOC also cited Rio's vision of using sport as a "catalyst for social integration" and said the bid had strong public support, financial guarantees from all levels of government, and knowledge and experience from the city's hosting of the 2007 Pan American Games.

But Rio also came in for some matters of worry.

With Brazil scheduled to host the 2014 World Cup, the report expressed "some concern" about marketing the Olympics in the same four-year period.

While citing Rio's "public safety challenges," the IOC said new anti-crime programs were "already showing positive results."

The report said transportation plans in Rio would be "critical" and that urban infrastructure projects would need "careful management and monitoring."

The IOC said Rio had an "insufficient" number of hotel rooms, and plans to use four villages and six cruise ships would "require particular attention in both the planning and delivery phases."

Among the issues under scrutiny for Chicago has been financial guarantees. Unlike other bid cities, Chicago's candidacy is not underwritten by the federal government.

"Chicago 2016 has not provided a full guarantee covering a potential economic shortfall of the OCOG (Olympic organizing committee) as requested by the IOC," the report said, adding that Chicago had instead proposed a capped guarantee of $750 million which presents a "risk" in the event of a larger deficit.

Since the IOC visit in April, however, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Dally has pledged to sign the host city contract, requiring the city to take full financial responsibility and the proposed $4.8 billion operating budget.

"The issues will be resolved in the next few days," Ryan said. "The city of Chicago has a very strong credit rating. We expect final approval from the city council soon."

The IOC praised Chicago's compact venue plans along the downtown waterfront, and minimum travel time for athletes, but noted that the equestrian, shooting, road cycling and mountain biking venues were relatively far away.

The report also singled out the "well-designed and compact lakefront Olympic village" but noted that, at the time of the commission's visit, full financing guarantees for the complex had not been provided.

The IOC also said Chicago's use of temporary or scaled-down venues "increases the element of risk" to the organizing committee, and said transportation could be a "major challenge" because it would involve more than doubling the peak commuter traffic on the Metra commuter rail service.

The report said there was a need for "clearer delineation of roles and responsibilities" between the city and organizing committee, and said Chicago's budget -- including $1.83 billion in sponsorships -- is "ambitious but achievable."

Tokyo, which held the Olympics in 1964, drew praise for it compact venue plan and government financial backing but was cited for a "relatively low level of public support" in an IOC opinion poll from February showing support of only about 55 percent of the city's residents.

"We have worked very hard to respond to IOC feedback since the evaluation committee's visit to Tokyo in April," Tokyo bid leader Ichiro Kono said in a statement. "We are confident we already have a plan that will fully satisfy all challenges and demonstrate our ability to be their most reliable and dependable partner."

Madrid, bidding for the second time in a row after losing the 2012 Games to London, was lauded for its compact layout and readiness of existing venues. But the report criticized Madrid's bid for not showing "a full understanding of the need for clear delineation of roles and responsibilities, including financial, between different stockholders..."

"I'm left with a bittersweet taste," Madrid bid leader Mercedes Coghen said. "Sweet because they know that our city is ready. Bitter because we weren't able to tell them better. We're not good communicators. We need to work on this."

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Associated Press Writers Paul Logothetis in Madrid, Deanna Bellandi in Chicago and Jim Armstrong in Tokyo contributed to this report.
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* LODGING

In Rio de Janeiro, has 42.000 seats, the project has yet to 10,000 with most cruise ships, it is already a tradition in Rio de Janeiro, Carnaval, New Year and other dates and also in the summer ...

The IOC described in the report that we do not guarantee that these cruises will be in 2016 ..... the funny thing that it happened ....

are hotels being built in Rio de Janeiro, ja for the 2014 World cup ...

And Soccer Games will be in the other 04 largest cities and prepared well in Brazil, Sao Paulo / Belo Horizonte / Brasilia (capital) and Salvador



* ALOJAMIENTO

En Río de Janeiro, tiene 42.000 asientos, el proyecto todavía tiene a 10.000 con la mayoría de los buques de crucero, es ya una tradición en Río de Janeiro, el Carnaval, Año Nuevo y otras fechas, y también en el verano ...

El COI se describe en el informe que no podemos garantizar que estos cruceros serán en 2016 ..... lo curioso que sucedió ....

son los hoteles que se está construyendo en Río de Janeiro, ja para la Copa del Mundo de 2014 ...

Y juegos de fútbol será en las otras 04 ciudades más grandes y bien preparados en Brasil, Sao Paulo / Belo Horizonte / Brasilia (capital) y Salvador
Why are they having them in other cities?
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Rio's 2016 Olympic Bid Continues To Gain Momentum at a Critical Time
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Based on findings in the International Olympic Committee’s technical evaluation report of the 2016 Olympic bid cities, Rio de Janeiro has a lot to be excited about. All four candidates received generally favorable evaluations in the report released Wednesday, but the language used in Rio's summary seemed to favor its bid - if only by a small margin.

Speaking to GamesBids.com from London, President of Rio 2016 Carlos Nuzman found it difficult to contain his excitement.

“It is fair to say that Rio has a very positive report and possibly the most favorable of all”, Nuzman said boldly.

“The IOC report is a real boost to the Rio bid.”

While the IOC did point out some weaknesses in Rio's plans - they followed each of these points with a benefit. Referring to a potential conflict in preparations between Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup and a 2016 Olympic Games, Rio 2016 Secretary General Carlos Osorio picked up on the spin.

“Our communication plans take into consideration that the World Cup is going to be there. We think that both events can work very well together; there’s a big synergy between both of them and we don't see any challenges just advantages and synergies in having the World Cup” Osorio explained to GamesBids.com.

“And quite frankly if you notice that the United States, Japan and Spain are also bidding for the 2018 World Cup you can see that everybody thinks that's a great idea to have both events with two years apart; but only Brazil has got the World Cup already and most importantly before the Olympic Games.”

Rio was a questionable addition to the candidate list last year after it stood fifth in an initial IOC evaluation report. In fact Rio trailed behind Doha, Qatar - a city that was eliminated from the bid. Rio failed to make the same cut when they bid for the 2012 games.

However, Brazil's bid has been steadily gaining momentum over the past year. Presentations in Denver and Lausanne this year drew rare applause from IOC members and it was clear that Rio had become a sentimental favorite based on the bid’s desire to host the Games in South America for the very first time.

Now with only a month to go, the evaluation report is concrete evidence that Rio is a bid to beat.

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