In a press release by Rio 2016 Summer Games Organizing Committee, the Games Organizers have quoted the promise by the Brazilian President Michel Temer that the next month’s Olympic Games will show the world “one of the major global economies at work in a mature democracy”. Mr. Temer was speaking in a special welcome message designed to alleviate growing fears with just 30 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016.
The Brazilian President, who replaced Dilma Rousseff on an interim basis in May pending her ongoing impeachment trial, praises economic and democratic credentials of his country in bid to ease fears ahead of the Summer Games and addressed the various challenges of transport, venue completion, security and public support in a bulletin circulated in English, French and Spanish, as well as Portuguese.
Speaking to the World, the Brazilian President said, “With 30 days until the world’s greatest sporting event is scheduled to begin, Brazil can say with confidence: we are ready to host the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to take place in South America.”
Speaking about the security plan, Temer stated, “The country has put together a solid security programme of 85,000 Federal, State and Municipal Government personnel to ensure that sporting events take place in an atmosphere of absolute peace and tranquility.
Speaking about the organization of the event, he further added, “This will not be Brazil’s first opportunity to show the world its capacity for organisation, and to welcome visitors warmly to a secure environment. Over the past few years, our country has developed an expertise in hosting mega-events on an international scale.”
Reminding about the major events hosted before the Summer Games, said he, “We hosted the World Cup, the Pan-American Games, the World Military Games, World Youth Day and the Confederations Cup – all unanimous successes, which we conducted in a spirit of excellence, dedication and with the characteristic Brazilian joie de vivre. And now, another success is on its way.”
In another big statement, he added, “The Games will show the world one of the major global economies at work in a mature democracy: a country with great business potential that at the same time has set the standard for policies to fight inequality,” he said.
This special message posed to counter the impact of the criticism of the State Government recently by the Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes while claiming that the state government will still play a role during the Games – despite the “terrible” and “horrible” security job they have done.
The Olympic Games are less than a month away with the Games opening on August 5, 2016.