“HISTORY WILL TALK ABOUT A RIO DE JANEIRO BEFORE AND A MUCH BETTER RIO DE JANEIRO AFTER THE OLYMPIC GAMES,” SAID INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES RIO 2016. INDEED, A UNIQUE LEGACY WILL BE LEFT BY THESE GAMES TO CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS OF CARIOCAS AND BRAZILIANS, WHICH TOUCHES MULTIPLE FACETS OF PEOPLE’S DAILY LIVES.
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- Six venues in the Olympic Park will form the nucleus of Brazil’s first Olympic Training Centre, which will be used by athletes from Brazil and around South America.
- The revitalisation of historic Porto Maravilha area, which has opened the city centre once again to the water and improved the area tremendously.
- A tourism industry that will benefit from new hotels and new convention opportunities thanks to the investments made ahead of the Games.
- Training and experience in numerous fields, including one million English lessons given by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee to staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
There is no doubt that the legacy of Rio 2016 will live on for a long time to come.