Many Brazilians and Rio residents will feel pride over how they’ve put on the world’s biggest sports event and will cherish their moments on the global stage.
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Taking the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro was always considered a bit of a risk.Yes, Brazil managed to pull it off under difficult economic and political conditions, with the sports competitions, venues, athletes, friendly hosts, television images and Rio's scenic backdrops all rising to the occasion.The Olympics on TV are never the same as the Olympics on site.Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said the Olympics have been a catalyst for building new public transport lines and renovating the port area, insisting that no white elephants will be left behind. Comparing Rio to the richer cities that lost out for the 2016 Games would be misguided, he said. When Rio was chosen as host city seven years ago, IOC members were convinced the time had come to take the games to South America.Worries over Rio's sewage-filled waters did not hamper the competitions, with only a handful of athletes falling ill.
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