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500-day countdown begins for for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

500-day countdown begins for for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Brazilian city of Rio has started the 500-day countdown for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 chief determined Games will be ready on time

Brazil will prove the doubters wrong and deliver the 2016 Olympics on time and within budget, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the 2016 Rio Games organising committee, has said.

Nuzman re-elected as Brazil`s Olympic chief

Carlos Nuzman, the man behind Rio de Janeiro`s successful Olympic bid three years ago, has been re-elected as president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for a fifth straight term., the man behind Rio de Janeiro`s successful Olympic bid three years ago, has been re-elected as president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for a fifth straight term.