Brazil’s only Olympic worry? Getting enough medals

DAMIAN WROCLAVSKY, BUSINESS INSIDER, 8/4/2015 

Brazil’s sports minister, George Hilton, says he has only one real concern a year before Rio hosts the 2016 Olympics: the medal haul.

© AFP Evaristo Sa

© AFP Evaristo Sa

In an interview in the capital Brasilia, Hilton told AFP that the focus is on Brazil getting an unprecedented slot in the top 10 rankings for Olympic medals.

Rio’s preparations for the Summer Games, the first to be held in South America, are going flawlessly thanks to the experience the country gained in hosting last year’s football World Cup, he said.

“We’re moving forward with a very high level of satisfaction that we will be able to deliver all the works according to schedule,” said Hilton.

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