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  • Golden 25 - Brazilian Leaders for # 16


    Dilma Rousseff (ATR)
    The first stages of preparation for the Rio Olympics are underway with a new President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, guiding the government’s substantial involvement, which also includes the 2014 World Cup.

    Rousseff, 63, will be inaugurated Jan.1.

    She was the favorite of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to succeed the charismatic leader and has made clear her support for the Rio Olympics. But she faces pressure to rein-in spending, so it will be interesting to see how she balances fiscal needs with the need for Brazil to prepare for the spotlight of World Cup and the Olympics.

    Carlos Nuzman, the President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, IOC member and President of Rio 2016 is the man in the middle of things.

    Wearing those three hats, Nuzman is responsible for seeing through the vision for the Olympics he began seeking for Brazil more than 10 years ago. As NOC president, he must create conditions
    Carlos Nuzman (ATR)
    to field the best team ever for Brazil in 2016. And as IOC member, Nuzman is on the frontline of relations with his colleagues who have given Rio the job of hosting the Games.

    Nuzman, 67, has been COB president since 1995 and an IOC member since 2000.

    Nuzman 2010 Ranking – 18
    Rousseff not ranked

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    Written by Ed Hula.

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