Training Centre announced

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In the first of what promises to be a line of new work opportunities in the Brazilian sport infrastructure sector over the coming years, the state government of Espirito Santo has just signed an agreement with the Brazilian Ministry of Sport to host an official Rio 2016 Olympics training centre.

The new arrangement covers the provision of over R16m for the centre, which will be the first in Brazil dedicated exclusively to high performance athlete development for the Rio 2016 Games. The facility, located near the coast in the state's capital Vitoria, will initially specialise in six Olympic disciplines: rhythmic gymnastics, judo, taekwondo, handball, swimming and beach volleyball. A planned second phase of development will expand the centre to also include boxing, badminton and artistic gymnastics. Importantly for Australian specialists seeking possible work opportunities, the centre will feature state of the art Olympic equipment as well as top level coaches and support staff capable of providing world's best practice. Located just north of Rio de Janeiro state, Espirito Santo is making a range of investments in sporting infrastructure in a bid to attract teams and athletes ahead of both the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite the fact that Vitoria was not chosen as one of the 12 Cup hosts. Similar training centre projects using the same funding and management model are also being pursued in Sáo Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul. About Simon TarmoA journalist from Sydney, Australia, and co–founder of industry journal Australian Sponsorship News, Simon Tarmo now lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having worked on a range of writing, research and trade projects across a number of industries including sport, entertainment and wine, he is currently focusing on business opportunities involving the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 in Brazil. With fluent Portuguese language skills, he has an extensive network of contacts throughout Brazil and can advise and assist foreign groups doing business in the country. More details http://simontarmo. blogspot. com/ ~ Simon Tarmo+55 31 9196 0069simon@pando. com. auhttp://simontarmo. blogspot. com/

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