Organisers of the 2016 Olympic Games to be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have promised to build the best Athletes Village ever. They unveiled their ambitious project Sunday morning to delegations attending the London 2012 Olympics.
Mario Cilenti, the RIO 2016 Director of NOC/NPC relations and the Olympic Village, showed delegations at the London 2012 several videos of Brazil's plans including host cities, sports infrastructure, culture.
Together with IOC NOC Relations Manager Toshio Tsurunaga, they explained the pre-games training arrangments and camps available and provided contacts. They went on to explain how to manage the relationship between the organisers and visiting teams. Uganda, like many African nations, did not attend.
Cilenti then excited the delegations with a video of the Olympic Park and the plans for what he described as what should eventually be "the best Games Village ever."
"We will also arrange for pre-games visits for delegations in conjunction with your national olympic commitees," he added.
"After the Games, the sports venues and new developments will form a reference for the city in terms of urban planning and sustainability," a committee official said earlier. "The Urban Masterplan frees up at least 60% of the Olympic Park area for future developments."