Spectacular Rio 2007 impacts Rio’s 2016 hopes

Alan Mota writes about the impact of the Rio 2007 Ceremony on perceptions that Rio de Janeiro is fit to host the 2016 Olympics:

As the first spectator entered the Maracana stadium to watch the opening ceremony, it seemed like all the problems magically vanished and Rio was suddenly a city worthy of not only the PanAm Games, but something much bigger.

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