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Brazilian flag flies at half mast in the Olympics in honor of Joao Havelange

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:12 UTC
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Former FIFA president and IOC member Joao Havelange has died aged 100. The Brazilian, whose name is one of those used for the track and field stadium for the Rio Games (Estádio Olímpico João Havelange), played a key role in bringing the Olympics to his country. He called on IOC members at the host city vote in 2009 to “join me in celebrating my 100th birthday'” at the Rio Olympics. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    At least he held good on his side of the pledge, just!

    Was the water as bad when he played water polo, it seems corruption was?

    Aug 17th, 2016 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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