Friday, October 02, 2009

Rio Gets the 2016 Olympics

Outstanding. This is monumental for a number of reasons, both for Brazil and in other regards. I'll have more on this later today or tomorrow. Suffice to say, it was the right choice, and the only fully defensible one.

And if you're wondering what this means to Brazilians....well, the newspapers tell the story well (and my favorite thing thus far - among the "breaking news" at Folha de Sao Paulo, one of the better Brazilian newspapers, is the headline " 'Janeiro' is the most-mentioned word on Twitter." I would have thought it would be "Rio").