Olympics: Rio de Janeiro factfile

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Factfile on Rio de Janeiro, chosen here Friday to host the 2016 Olympic Games:

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil

Population: 6 million

Motto: Live Your Passion

Budget: 2.82 billion dollars for the Games, 14.4 billion dollars overall

Bid leader: Carlos Nuzman

Distances: Most events to be held within a 20km radius of the Olympic village

Public support: 85 percent in Rio, 69 percent nationally

Previous Olympics: None

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