Monday, April 27, 2009

IOC in Rio for 2016 Evaluation

The 13 member IOC 2016 evaluation committee touched down in Rio today and is set to judge how their bid stacks up to the competitions (Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo).

The committee has already been to Chicago and Tokyo and from the sounds of it, both cities did relatively well. It's hard to get a good read on how successful the presentations were, so the thinking is that as long as there is no major problem or gaffe, then they will be considered a success. If something bad happens on the visit we would most definitely hear about it.

With that said, we will be scouring the internets monitoring how Rio's evaluation goes over the next week. Our guess is that the committee will use words like 'dynamic' and 'vision' to praise Rio's bid, but at the end of the day, we won't really get a good read on how Rio really stacks up.

Regardless, we will be watching...

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