Friday, October 02, 2009

The Olympic Gods Smile on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


O sorriso olímpico dos deuses em Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Rio de Janeiro did what Obama could not do, capture the 2016 Olympics, and for the first time South America will host the Olympics games. It was a great victory for the soft spoken committee from Brazil and a tribute to the people of Brazil and South America.

Not even the fleet of jets carrying the celebrities from the USA could stop the move to finally welcome the South American continent into the world community and now the world will get to see and share the rich culture and history of Brazil.

Few people know that more Italians live in Brazil than any other country outside of Italy and more Japanese live in Brazil than any other country than Japan. Yet the long tradition of Brazil remains intact. It is the only non-Hispanic speaking nation in South America with Portuguese the national language.

[Christ the Redeemer statue (Portuguese: O Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest art deco statue in the world.[1] The statue stands 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tons (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. The statue of Christ the Redeemer is a very important symbol of Brazil's Christianity.]

True to it's roots, Brazil has nearly 200 million people and is the largest Catholic nation in the world with 74% of the diverse population being Roman Catholic. The Brazilian football (soccer in the USA) team is ranked number one in the world and the Amazon Rain Forest is one of the environmental wonders of the world.

From a personal standpoint my band, Nashville Bound, enjoys its greatest following on the worldwide internet from the people of Brazil and over the past few years they have been my best fans. Everyone in America should be proud of the success of Brazil in landing the first Olympics Games in history for South America and the people of Chicago could not have lost out to a better nation.

God bless Brazil!
Deus abençoa Brasil!


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