The Mario Filho "Maracana" stadium in Rio de Janeiro

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The Mario Filho "Maracana" stadium in Rio de Janeiro

The Mario Filho "Maracana" stadium in Rio de Janeiro, pictured on August 9, is being modernized ahead of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro give Brazil a golden opportunity to fast-track its infrastructure projects, the country's deputy sports minister said Monday.

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