2007 Pan American Games in Rio
Major upgrade in sports facilities underway

The 2007 Pan American Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the games, in August 2002, in Mexico City beating San Antonio, Texas, USA 30 votes to 22.

The City Government plans to invest about US$ 100 million in construction and restoration works in the facilities proposed in the project for the Rio 2007 Pan-american Games. The competition venues for all sports, however, are subject to changes in terms of location and design.

1  Zico Soccer Center
Cidade do Rock Sports Complex
Lourenço Jorge
Public Hospital
Rio Race-track Sports Complex
Riocentro Convention Centre
6  PoloRio Cine & Vídeo
Pan-american Village
Miécimo da Silva Sports Complex
9 Military Village
10  Laboratory for Technical Development
11  Rodrigo de Freitas Rowing Centre
12  Maracanã Sports Complex
13 Marapendi Country Club
14  Guanabara Bay
15  Copacabana Beach
16 CEFAN Navy Physical Education Centre
17 Flamengo Regatta Club & Brazilian Jockey Club
18 Outeiro Hill
19 Rio Water Planet Sport Complex
20 João Havelange Olympic Stadium
Opening & Closing ceremonies to be help at Maracana Stadium
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The first Pan American Games opened on February 25, 1951, at Buenos Aires. More than 2,500 athletes from 22 countries participated.
This lithograph poster was designed by artist Falier Totaro in 1941 for games that would not occur for another 9 years.
The organizing body is known as the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). Currently, 42 nations of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean comprise the organization. The official languages are Spanish and English. PASO has headquarters in Mexico City and is presided over by Mario Vasquez Raña of Mexico, who also is a member of the International Olympic Committee. PASO’s motto
"America, Espirito, Sport, Fraternité"
incorporates four of the languages in common use in the Americas: Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. The phrase loosely translates to English as "The American spirit of friendship through sports."

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5 of 9 Carnaval.com Global Cities Competed 3 remain
London 2012

San Francisco 2012 was narrowly defeated by NYC2012 due to lack of facilities investment. Toronto had been expected to enter a bid but pulled out of the race when Vancouver clinched the vote for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Palavras do Presidente
"If motivation and enthusiasm are paramount qualities in the choice of a country to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil should be appointed the favorite. Brazilians are born running after a ball because sports are coursing in their veins. Whatever the sport may be - from the most noble to the most humble - there are Brazilians dedicated to practicing it."

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
President of the Federal Republic of Brazil
Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris and Rio de Janeiro are the 9 Cities who have submitted bids to  the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne (Switzerland): by the deadline. The IOC will make their choice in Singapore on July 6 2005. In the race for the 2008 Games - won by Beijing (just beating out Toronto, while Rio was eliminated for the final round) the IOC selected five finalists from an original field of 10 but it is not clear if that will take place this time following the May 2004 meeting.
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