Rio and much of Brazil has its figurative fingers crossed as we approach October 2nd. That's the day the International Olympic Committee will vote to decide who between Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
There has been a pretty visible campaign throughout Rio to boost personal pride and enthusiasm amongst residents to be the host city. Check here for a recent article in the New York Times about President Lula's efforts to secure the games. The official Rio-as-candidate-city website is here.
I love this video spot promoting Rio. How cool would that be to have the Olympics in Rio?