Britain offers help to Brazil for World Cup, Olympics

Updated: Aug 17, 2012, 16:48 PM IST

Rio de Janeiro: Britain has offered to help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

In a letter issued Thursday, the British consulate in Rio said it was ready to share its experiences from the London Games and help Brazil leave a lasting legacy, reports Xinhua.

"We know that we can use our knowledge and experience to help Brazil as the World Cup and Rio Games draw nearer," said Britain`s consul general in Rio Paula Walsh.

"We can learn from one another about how to transform sport into a habit that lasts a lifetime."

Earlier in the week, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that after this year`s Olympics Britain "has the skills and expertise to support Brazil as the baton is passed to Rio 2016".