Rio chooses London venue

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The Brazilian Olympic Committee and Rio 2016 have picked Somerset House as their official Olympic house during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Somerset House will become 'Casa Brasil', the official 'Olympic House'.

Somerset House Trust director Gwyn Miles and Brazilian Olympic Committee president Carlos Nuzman signed the agreement at the end of August 2010. The agreement marks the first official selection of an Olympic house venue by a National Olympic Committee. Miles said: " We are really thrilled to be welcoming the Brazilian Olympic Committee to Somerset House as their London home – Casa Brasil – in 2012. We're now looking forward to working together on a cultural programme that captures and celebrates the country's vibrant arts and cultural scene, and showcasing the best of Brazil in the heart of London. ","43

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