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