2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics
Brazil’s preparation for major sporting events and incentive to athletes
2014 WORLD CUP
Construction projects in stadiums, urban mobility, airports and ports are underway in the 12 host cities of the 2014 World Cup
Works are moving at a fast pace in the stadiums of all host cities of the 2014 World Cup. In the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2013 Confederations Cup, all stadiums will be completed by the first half of 2013, and Castelão (EC) and Mineirão (MG) stadiums will be delivered still in 2012.
31 projects are underway in 13 airports: Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Campinas, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Guarulhos/SP, São Gonçalo do Amarante/RN and Galeão/RJ, with investments already totaling R$ 7.35 billion. Except for the landing and takeoff runway of Porto Alegre, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2014, the others will be ready by December 2013. Eight projects have been completed to date.
Modernization projects are underway in the cities of Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Salvador and Santos. Works in the ports of Manaus and Rio de Janeiro are scheduled to start by March 2013.
In the 212 London Olympics our athletes put Brazil in 16th place in the overall Olympic rankings and in 9th place in the Paralympic Games, thus improving the position achieved in Beijing, when Brazilian athletes ensured our delegation the 18th and 11th places respectively.
After a good performance in the London Olympics, Brazil starts the new Olympic cycle by, intensifying support to athletes for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Athlete Sponsorship Program (Bolsa Atleta)
This program is one of the main support instruments of the federal government to ensure the conditions that enable base and high performance athletes to dedicate themselves to training and develop their potential. In London, 60% of athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic delegations were beneficiaries of the Athlete Sponsorship Program.
Brazil Medals Plan 2016 (Plano Brasil Medalhas 2016)
Launched in September 2012, the plan will support the 200 Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic athletes ranked among the top 20 in the world in their respective sports.
The goal is to ensure optimal preparation conditions for these athletes to win medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
To achieve these goals, investments to support high performance athletes will increase by R$ 1 billion from 2013 to 2016, totaling R$ 2.5 billion in the period.
The plan is structured around two areas: Athlete Support and Training Centers. In the case of support for athletes, the categories Podium Athlete Sponsorship, aimed at high performance athletes and Coach Sponsorship - both included in the Athlete Scholarship program - have been enhanced. The plan also provides for monthly financial support for professionals participating in the multidisciplinary team to support athletes, such as nutritionists and fitness coaches, in addition to subsidies for the purchase of equipment.
Also under the plan, 22 Training Centers for athlete preparation will be built or upgraded; 21 of these centers will be for Olympic sports and one for Paralympic sports.