SPORTS One down, one to go: Rio Olympics next for Brazil

The Covington News - - WORLD -

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, which poses an even big­ger chal­lenge.

Ce­ment trucks are busy, cre­at­ing bil­low­ing dust clouds, and girders are ris­ing along Avenida Em­baix­ador Abe­lardo Bueno, the main road run­ning in front of the main Olympic Park in the sub­urb of Barra da Ti­juca.

“It’s go­ing, it’s go­ing,” said a worker at the con­struc­tion site, wear­ing an or­ange hel­met, blue over­alls and in­tro­duc­ing him­self as Mauri­cio Lima.

Rust-or­ange beams sprouted be­hind him as he talked, a su­per­struc­ture that in two years will be­come the Olympic me­dia and broad­cast cen­ters.

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