Rio de Janiero is gearing up to host the 2016 Olympics. The president of the Rio 2016 campaign says it will give Brazil world-wide recognition.
[Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President, Rio 2016 Olympics Campaign]: (Male, English)
"This is the moment and the country the continent never received the games, and this is the moment the region needed to be included in the map of the world, map of the sport and we need to pay attention with the youth. The youth will receive a social program opportunities, challenges but they will be great when the games are in place."
One of the main challenges is investing in a reliable transport system that can cope with the influx of visitors.
Rio beat competition from Chicago and Madrid last year when it was chosen as the host city for the 2016 Olympics, which would fall two years after it plays host to the World Cup in 2014.