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    Ambassador of Brazil in Russia Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro said that Brazil had hosted a number of international events and had good experience in ensuring security.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Security during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro will be ensured by the country's armed forces, Ambassador of Brazil in Russia Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro said Thursday.

    "It would be very strict, we will have people of state, federal levels in Brazil, so the security will include the armed forces," he told journalists.

    The ambassador stressed that Brazil had hosted a number of international events and had good experience in ensuring security.

    The construction of the Olympic objects for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and all the related works in Brazil's Rio will be completed on time, according to Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro.

    "All the Olympic objects will be finished on time," the ambassador assured, starting the 60-day countdown to the Olympics.

    The Olympic Games will take place on the territory of four clusters in Rio, namely Deodoro, Barra da Tijuca, Maracana and Copacabana.

    "We hope the flow of tourists, including from the Russian Federation will be large, and they would not restrict their visit by Rio," the diplomat noted.

    The 2016 games in Rio will mark the first time that the Olympics and Paralympics take place in South America.

    The Olympics in Rio will take place on August 5-21. The Patalympics will be held between September 7 and 18.


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