In the midst of a highly entertaining
Construction has finally begun on Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest site planned for the
Olympic preparations throughout the country have been hampered by construction delays, civil unrest and bureaucratic disorganization. Work at Deodoro was supposed to begin two years ago.
"This is a very important day," said Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 committee. "Today, Brazil has a highly positive image due to the FIFA World Cup, and I'm certain that our Games will be no different."