IOC: Lessons from London to greatly help Rio Games

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Associated Press

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 9:08 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC says the experience of London organizers in hosting successful Olympics will be crucial in helping Rio de Janeiro deliver in 2016.

Rio organizing committee president Carlos Nuzman praised the "extraordinary" help from the London team and said the lessons learned after weeklong debriefing sessions will contribute greatly to the first Olympics in South America.

IOC vice president Nawal El Moutawakel said Wednesday that London's experience will provide a "long-term influence" to the future hosts and the Olympic movement.

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