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Associated Press, Published August 10 2012

Rio getting ready for its Olympic turn

LONDON — Rio de Janeiro will soon try to give the world a taste of what to expect at the 2016 Olympics.

Organizers will use 250 dancers and musicians in an eight-minute section of the closing ceremony at the London Games on Sunday night for a performance designed to illustrate "multicultural embrace."

Daniela Thomas is one of the art directors for Rio's role in the closing, saying the performance will "show you how sophisticated we mix things."

Officials from Rio will also receive the Olympic flag during the ceremony.

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes praised London on Friday for an "outstanding" Olympics. Rio will host the first Olympics in South America, two years after Brazil stages the 2014 World Cup.

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Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.