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IOC: Lessons from London to help Rio Games

Updated: November 21, 2012, 11:25 AM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The IOC believes the experience of London organizers in hosting a successful Olympics will be crucial in helping Rio de Janeiro deliver in 2016.

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

IOC vice president Nawal El Moutawakel said London's experience will provide a "long-term ...

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