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2012-08-12Updated on August, 16th, 2012, 10:24
It's Rio's turn! Rio de Janeiro received this Sunday, with open arms, the Olympic flag during the Closing Ceremony of London 2012 and is officially the Olympic city. For the next four years, the planet will follow day by day the work of Brazil towards 2016, a historical moment that will culminate with the first Olympic Games in South America.
There were eight minutes of a large group hug at the Olympic Stadium in London. The diversity of Brazilian culture was represented by musicians Seu Jorge and Marisa Monte, the rapper BNegão, the trash collector and dancer, symbol of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Renato Sorriso, and the international model Alessandra Ambrósio.
In total, 225 volunteer dancers living in Europe were selected for the Flag Handover Ceremony. They are from 31 different Brazilian cities and were dressed in costumes signed by the artist and designer Jum Nakao. The pieces were produced in the fashion world icons cities like Rome, Milan, London and Rio de Janeiro.
Divided in four different moments, the ceremony addressed to the happiness of the people, cultural diversity and sheer energy of the Brazilian people. Finally, the call: that all nations are together, celebrating the Olympic Movement at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
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