Friday, October 2, 2009

Viva Brazil!

I guess this doesn't qualify as a gripe, but still...

How awesome is it that Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympics...

(from CBS3)
Rio de Janeiro won the bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, announced IOC president Jacques Rogge.

Nearly 50,000 people cheered in celebration when Rio de Janeiro was announced as host of the 2016 Olympics, jumping and shouting in a Carnival-like party on Copacabana beach.

A huge roar was heard at the famed beach the moment International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said the words "Rio de Janeiro" as he began to announce the winner in Copenhagen on Friday.

As popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and football great Pele celebrated in Denmark, the Cariocas, as Rio citizens are known, raised their arms to celebrate on Copacabana, frantically waving flags and hugging each other. READ MORE


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