Friday, 2 October 2009

Choices (Mudvayne) - 2005

In a couple of hours we shall find out which city will host the 2016 Summer Olympics in an announcement from Copenhagen. Chicago and Rio de Janeiro seem to be top contenders vs. Madrid and Tokyo. While Chicago would mean a quick plane ride for me and relatives to stay with, my sense is that it will go to Brazil.

Other than the fact that the Olympics have never run in South America, Brazil has blossomed onto the global stage with its developing economy (now commonly included in the acronym BRIC - Brazil, India, China, Russia). Recent discoveries of significant gas reserves off its coast play a major part in signalling the countries' importance.

If it goes to Chicago, then I will have underestimated the last-minute Obamas' charm offensive (with help from the likes of Oprah Winfrey).

Whether it is Rio or Chicago, it's good to know that The Oxford Princeton Programme offers courses in both locations. Chicago courses for 2010 will be announced soon but you can sign up today for courses in Rio de Janeiro.

Click here for the entire Rio De Janeiro schedule for the rest of 2009 and into 2010.

Obrigado (that's Thank you in Brazilian Portuguese).

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