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A Conversation on the Rio Olympics: Faster, Higher, Stronger

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC

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August 4, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

With just a year to go before the world's athletes assemble in Rio de Janeiro for the first Olympic Games ever held in South America, Council of the Americas will host a panel discussion assessing the implications of the upcoming games on Brazil.

What did Brazil learn from hosting the World Cup that can be adapted for the Olympics? How are the preparations evolving at the Olympic venues? What is the potential value and long term development impact on Brazil’s economy, infrastructure and population? Our diverse and expert group of panelists explore these issues and others in the lead up to the summer games.

Speakers:

  • Luis Fernandes,Former Deputy Minister of Sports of Brazil and Government Coordinator for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly and Co-author of Why Soccer Matters with Pelé released for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Mori Taheripour, Co-Founder and Affiliated Faculty, The Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) and Former Senior Advisor for Sport for Development at USAID
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

To Register: Please email us at as-coawashington@counciloftheamericas.org

Please RSVP no later than 3:00 p.m. the day before the event.