Rio 2016 Imagery for Olympics Bid

Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the Olympics in 2016 is being supported with a web site, www.rio2016.org.br, range of videos, screensaver, emoticons and a series of wallpapers using images taken by Getty photographers during the XV Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, July 2007.

Emilie Heymans diving photograph from Rio 2016 ad


Emilie Heymans of Canada competes during the Women’s 10m Platform Preliminary at the XV Pan American Games on July 25, 2007 at in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Francis Cuddy rowing photograph from Rio 2016 ad

Francis Cuddy of the United States of America’s four man rowing team practices at the 2007 XV Pan American Games at Lagoa Rowing Stadium on July 15, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Fabiana Murer pole vault photograph from Rio 2016 ad

Fabiana Murer of Brazil waves to the crowd before competing in the Women’s Pole Vault final during the 2007 XV Pan American Games at the Joao Havelange Stadium on July 23, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Angelica Kvieczynsk rhythmic gymnastics photograph from Rio 2016 ad

Angelica Kvieczynski of Brazil competes in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Final during the 2007 Pan American Games at the Riocentro Pavilion on July 27, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Florencia Salomon gymnastics photograph from Rio 2016 ad

Florencia Salomon of Argentina competes in the floor exercise during the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team Final at the 2007 XV Pan American Games at the Multipurpose Arena on July 14, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Synchronized Diving photograph from Rio 2016 ad

Divers pratice for the synchronized diving event during the 2007 XV Pan American Games at the Aquatic Park on July 20, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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  • Elias

    I hope Rio or any place other than Chicago gets the 2016 Olympics. I live in Chicago and since the beginning of this Olympic campaign here our lives have been miserable. The Olympics and revenue raising for the city have become top priorities at the expense of law enforcement and other city services. The street gangs here now own the streets and police response time to violent crimes is so slow that the gangs know they can create murder and mayhem with impunity.
    The gangs here are now consolidationg their power and by 2016 no entity will be in a position to challenge them. I suppose the city will have to incorporate them into the police somehow, just as the insurgent groups were incorporated in Iraq. Incidently, most of the proposed Olympic facilities are in the most dangerous parts of Chicago. Does anyone seriously believe that this city will be any safer than Rio, consdiering the direction they are now headed? Maybe it will be safer than Mogadishu, but I am not even so sure about that.

  • danielfrei

    Elias,
    I lived down the road from Stratford in London. events there strongly reflect everything you’ve described about Chicago (except guns are less common and far less used). A friend once told me that there’s only one way to have people’s respect: Take it. this is true for all members of society. The good people had better start asserting themselves ‘en force’. However, being ordinary humans they will want leadership. Therefore, Elias, study the qualilties of a leader and become that leader. you can change many things for the better.

  • Steve

    “Incidently, most of the proposed Olympic facilities are in the most dangerous parts of Chicago.”

    Good god, no they are not. Give me a break. Do you actually live here? I too am against the Olympics btw, but you are wrong.

  • Efrain Coral

    es bacano contar con la gente del brazil sobre todo con sus atletas tan hermosas como angelica kvieczynki