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Rio mayor concerned about Olympic preparations
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Rio mayor concerned about Olympic preparations

Feb 19 2013, 12:52am CST | by

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes said preparations for the 2016 Olympics are on track despite lingering concerns about lack of new hotels.

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 — Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes said preparations for the 2016 Olympics are on track despite lingering concerns about lack of new hotels. Speaking on the opening day of a...

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Rio mayor concerned about Olympic preparations

Feb 19 2013, 12:52am CST | by

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes said preparations for the 2016 Olympics are on track despite lingering concerns about lack of new hotels.

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 — Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes said preparations for the 2016 Olympics are on track despite lingering concerns about lack of new hotels.

Speaking on the opening day of a four-day meeting between Brazilian officials and the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) 2016 coordination commission, Paes admitted Rio had not yet met its target of making available 27,800 hotel rooms by 2013, reports Xinhua.

Chief among concerns is the lack of new developments in the neighbourhood of Barra da Tijuca, which will host most of the Olympic and Paralympic events.

"As the Games get closer the deadlines become shorter. But I think that in these next three days we will show that preparations for the Games are going well. The concern is with certain places like Barra da Tijuca, where there is still a deficit of 700 hotel rooms. We already have 14,300 guaranteed but we are aware of the situation and working towards bridging the gap," Paes said.

According to Paes, Rio will boast 12,000 new hotel rooms by 2015, as outlined in the city's winning bid to host the Games in 2009. He added that 90 percent of Rio's Olympic budget had been finalised but declined to estimate the overall cost to Brazilian tax payers.

According to non-government consultancy Contas Abertas, the budget will rise to $20 billion, up from the original forecast of $15 billion.

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Aug 28 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

Furthermore, when it comes to trash talk or promoting a fight, White says you either have it or you don't. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo recently admitted that he was trying to "spice things up" for his upcoming rematch against Chad Mendes by shoving "Money" during their first staredown. See it here. Those comments, however, were made right after Aldo declared that his push was ultimately a real, s ...
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Jose Aldo admits he shoved Chad Mendes to promote UFC 179

Aug 27 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is not a pay-per-view king, so he decided to spice things up heading to his rematch with Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25. The Nova Uniao fighter shoved Mendes during a media day at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. But when they had to face off again in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, nothing happened. Speaking to the local media during a media day in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, Aldo explained that ...
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Phil Davis not afraid of judges against Glover Teixeira in Brazil

Aug 26 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Phil Davis will make his third trip to Brazil on Oct. 25, when he battles fellow light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and he spoke to the Brazilian media about his previous wins in the city, against Lyoto Machida and Wagner Prado, Teixeira's loss to Jon Jones, his concerns towards the judges in Brazil an ...
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Chad Mendes on Jose Aldo rematch: 'It's pretty much life and death for me'

Aug 26 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Top featherweight Chad Mendes spoke to the Brazilian media at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro about his upcoming bout with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo on Oct. 25 in the city, his thoughts on Aldo's evolution since their first bout and much ...
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Video: Champ Jose Aldo shoves Chad Mendes at UFC 179 press conference

Aug 26 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos No UFC officials were thrown off the stage, and no shoes were hurled. Nonetheless, things got a bit heated at today’s UFC 179 press conference in Rio de Janeiro. About a month after Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s infamous on-stage brawl (watch it below), long-reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and UFC 179 opponent Chad Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) had a brief scuffle of their own. The fighters squared up for a photo opportunity ...
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