Rio hopes to learn from London's 'brilliant job'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The official debriefing of the 2012 Olympics has started with Rio organizers saying they hope to follow in the footsteps of the London team in organising a successful games.
Brazil's sports ministry official Luis Fernandes said Saturday that "seeing the work of people who've done a brilliant job organizing the games gives future organizers the opportunity to learn."
The five-day IOC event will host plenary discussions and side meetings to discuss all aspects of the games. The sessions will also review the experiences of athletes, fans, volunteers and the media.
Also present are organisers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and 2016 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, along with the three bid cities for the 2020 Summer Games - Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo.