Brazil Uses Beijing Games to Promote Country and Win 2016 Olympics

    Soccer fans at Rio's Christ the Redeemer

    Soccer fans at Rio's Christ the Redeemer A Brazilian space to promote culture, sport, economics and the natural beauties of the country is going to run in the city of Beijing during the Olympic Games. Casa Brasil (the Brazilian House) is going to promote business meetings, seminars and cultural events for Chinese entrepreneurs, foreign journalists and the public in general, from August 4 to 24.

    The purpose of the Brazilian House is to attract tourists to Brazil, to strengthen trade exchange with China and to promote the candidacy of Rio to the 2016 Olympics.

    According to the minister of Tourism, Luiz Barretto, the 1,000 square-meter (10,764 square feet) space should operate in a hotel in Beijing and should serve to intensify the promotion of the Brazilian image in an event that's  counting on the coverage of around 30,000 journalists from several nations.

    "The image of Brazil abroad is already good. We are certainly going to boost this image of a country that has natural beauties, high technology and is also a global exporter, to people who do not know the country. Our target is to show Brazil to those who do not know the country," he said.

    The minister of Sports of Brazil, Orlando Silva, pointed out the opportunity of promoting the candidacy of Rio de Janeiro to the 2016 Olympics.

    "The investment was made so that we may have a space for promotion of the country, a space for relations with the Olympic world, and to create conditions for Rio to win the right to host the Games in 2016," stated the minister.

    The Brazilian House was presented July 24, in Rio de Janeiro. The space has been installed in Olympic Cities since 1996, but this is the first time that it counts on the support of the Federal government, which is going to invest 10.4 million Brazilian reais (US$ 6.6 million) in the project.

    The house will be coordinated by the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), with the support of five ministries – Tourism, Sports, Culture, Foreign Relations and Development, Industry and Foreign Trade -, as well as the Social Communications Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.

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    • George

      2016 Olympics
      I could see Brasil getting the 2016 olympics. They have definitely grown over the past few years and their economy has been on an upward turn. This would also be great for the economy. It could bring in plenty of goods and services to Brasil. I salute this and I would vote for Brasil.

    • SANDRA

      BRAZIL SHOULD NOT COMPETE TO HOST NEXT OLYMPIC GAMES
      In my modest opinion, the Brazilian nation would benefit much more by lifting its needy, poor, illiterate, slum-dwelling MILLIONS out of their horrid conditions instead of maintaining a near obsessive endeavor to look good in the eyes of the world – like the OLYMPIC GAMES.

      I ALSO ENDORSE YOUR VIEWS AUGUSTUS. BRASIL MUST EDUCATE THEIR PEOPLE, FIGHT DRUG DEALERS; FEED THEIR POOR, TAKE CARE OF MILLIONS OF HUNGRY CHLDREM, PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIROMENT TO POPULATION OF BIG CITIES SUCH AS RIO, BEFORE DREAMING OF HOSTING AN OLYMPIC EVENT. LET CHICAGO OR ANY OTHER CITY IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES COMPETE ON THIS EVENT. GET REAL BRAZIL!

    • Forrest Allen Brown

      austrila is still working on theres
      any one here get the BBC

      china reported that 16 foul have been found to have the bird ful near the
      stadium

      does any one have a shot to protect the people ????????

    • João da Silva

      Jon
      [quote]When Montreal hosted the games in 1976, critics pointed out that it was going to be expensive and the then Mayor, Jean Drapeau, famously said that the chances of Montreal running a deficit is like a man getting pregnant!![/quote]

      I remember his famous comment, though I did not know that it took 30 years to pay off the costs . Is Monsieur Jean Drapeu still alive to acknowledge that his critics were right? If he is still alive, he probably keeps on insisting that it was worth spending the money, as our politicians are saying and will continue to do so for years to come after the 2016 Olympics.

    • jon

      Joao,

      When Montreal hosted the games in 1976, critics pointed out that it was going to be expensive and the then Mayor, Jean Drapeau, famously said that the chances of Montreal running a deficit is like a man getting pregnant!! Well Montreal just finished paying for the 1976 games in 2006! Ask the taxpayers if it was worth it

    • Forrest Allen Brown

      i guess the ones that
      belive in brasil are wearing the rose colored glasses the one that want the games in brasil .

      Bill look at the games in germany where all the israli team was taken by teroist
      and what do you think will happen in china this year they have a half a million military there to respond
      to the attic that is coming.

      Joao i beleive it would just about bankrupt the country and the games would be half done .

      i know the country is not ready ,
      they dont have the ground work done and are not thinking

      like the carnival how many 14 year old hookers would it take to bulid a diving park

      or to settel the law suits that would go up the day after the site was chosen to build on
      and the 1000 people would there homes and business

    • João da Silva

      Augustus
      [quote]In my modest opinion, the Brazilian nation would benefit much more by lifting its needy, poor, illiterate, slum-dwelling MILLIONS out of their horrid conditions instead of maintaining a near obsessive endeavor to look good in the eyes of the world – like the OLYMPIC GAMES.[/quote]

      Your opinion is not modest, but SANE. I fully endorse your views.Considering that it cost 3 times the original budget to build the infrastructure to host the Pan American games last year, I shudder to think of the fortune we are going to throw away for the Olympics!

    • AUGUSTUS

      BRAZIL SHOULD CONSIDER PROMOTING MORE WORTHWHILE GOALS BEFITTING MORE RELEVANT NEEDS…
      In my modest opinion, the Brazilian nation would benefit much more by lifting its needy, poor, illiterate, slum-dwelling MILLIONS out of their horrid conditions instead of maintaining a near obsessive endeavor to look good in the eyes of the world – like the OLYMPIC GAMES. Such endeavors should be considered a LUXURY for highly developed, rich countries who possess a huge, educated, and healthy middle class segment, and therefore can afford spending so much money, time & effort just to full a “fantasy”.
      Despite Brazil’s remarkable, recent advances; despite its amazing improvement in every possible sector – political stability, economic growth (along with inflationary control) and even the relative improvement of the disenfranchised sectors of its population, there is still so MUCH poverty, ignorance and injustice around the country (particularly in its showcase – Rio de Janeiro, with crime ridden Slums controlled by Drug Lords, generating a terrorized population), that I consider absurd for Brazil to be engaging into South American Union, assisting Africa to educate its poor, and CERTAINLY to be the host of any Olympic venture prior to (perhaps) the 22nd Century! Would one NOT expect that Brazil will spend all its efforts, time, energy and newly found wealth, addressing these very serious issues? Well… I suppose not…

    • João da Silva

      Jon
      [quote]Another Canadense (sp?) with Manny above…we are everywhere[/quote]

      I keep on telling everyone that the real threat to our Amazon is not from the Yanks,but from those monsters from the Arctic Hell. Nobody listens to me 😥

    • Ossy

      Brazil should not bother with Olympics
      Look, Oulymics is for Austria, Switzerland, Australia… Places that have no real economy and need such boost. Brazil need to build its dilapidated Infrastrcuture at a pace need dictates not to show case anything. Leave that for other mature economies. At the present sustainable 4 to 5% GDP growth the infrastructure will be built. The legacy left by the “Lost Decade” won’t vanish in a decade. It will take two decades. So Brace for some 12 additional years of strong growth and the infra will just be the consequence of that growth. Levae those jamoborees for the minnows.

    • jon

      Hey Joao,

      Another Canadense (sp?) with Manny above…we are everywhere 😉 😉

    • Manny

      Best wishes for Brazil to win!
      I’m really pleased to hear that Brazil will bid to host the 2016 Olympics and truly hope it wins.

      For those critical and negative people, regardless where it could be held, you would certainly have something bad to say, so keep your misery to yourselves and let the rest of the world celebrate this international event.

      I’m a very proud Canadian and love my country however I also truly admire the joyous spirit and cheeful personality that characterize Brazil and make it a great country.

      Best wishes on your bid and really hope you win so I can visit Brazil once again!

    • Bill

      Dear Forrest Allen Brown,

      Two things:

      1. Apparently you are an ignorant person and donˢ۪t know anything about Brazil;

      2. Maybe you think will be better another Game in Atlanta where some lunatic can injure and kill innocent people in another terrorist attack. Donˢ۪t you remember? Check this out:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/27/newsid_3920000/3920865.stm

    • Forrest Allen Brown

      can any one see a place in brasil to build a place for the games
      brasil is lacking

      money .
      water .
      sewer .
      clear land .
      airports .
      buss .
      taxi.
      police .
      fire .
      hotel rooms

      the ability be honest to the tourtis .
      not to rob them .
      cheet them .

      treat them like a sorce of found money .

      plus we will be in china giving out hand outs showing
      how brasil is from the police to the navy , and tourtist .

      and it will also have the brazzil .com . gringoes .com
      and a few others
      just so they will not go into it like sheep

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