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Brazil Wins 2016 Olympic Games!

Brazil won the right to host the 2016 Olympic Games making it the first South American country to host the Olympics and only the second country ever in the Southern Hemisphere - Australia was the first and got it twice.

Once again, competition between nations that wanted to represent and be directly linked to these games was very strong.

The Brazilians did a remarkeable job to win over their competitors Japan (Tokyo), the United States (Chicago) and Spain (Madrid) to host the Games in 2016.

Truly these undying sports, whose birth was inspired thousands of years ago by the Ancient Greeks, transcend time and culture and are a global phenomena in every way.

I have created this embroidery of the Brazilian national flag to honour the country of the 2016 Olympic Games. It will be my gift to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva and to the people of Brazil.

We hope, we pray for, and we expect that in this time of unprecedented global shocks, the Olympics will once again be in good hands, as Brazil very successfully held the Pan American Games back in 2007.