Authorities and athletes, from left, Sandra Pires, from Brazil, Olympic gold medalist at the 1996 Atlanta beach volleyball games, FIFA president Joao Havelange, Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio ... more 
Authorities and athletes, from left, Sandra Pires, from Brazil, Olympic gold medalist at the 1996 Atlanta beach volleyball games, FIFA president Joao Havelange, Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, Brazil Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and head of the IOC Evaluation Commission Nawal El Moutawakel, of Morocco, applaud during a ceremony laying the cornerstone of the future Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Felipe Dana
Wed, Dec 29, 2010 10:05 AM EST