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setembro 30, 2009

Alguns leitores do Blog (não apenas deste), escrevem mensagens dizendo que a campanha que aqui se faz é coisa de bairrista. Quem leva a discussão para esse plano, ou é parente de político, ou tem interesse financeiro nos Jogos Olímpicos, ou é apenas burrice mesmo. Tratar um assunto tão sério, de forma absolutamente superficial, é fugir de questões essenciais como, por exemplo, a gastança de dinheiro público sem prestação de contas. Ou as promessas que foram feitas aos cariocas e aos brasileiros para o Pan Americano e que não sairam do papel. Os processos em curso no TCU e o Inquérito Civil em curso no Ministério Público Federal, em Brasília D.F. É claro que a maioria da população do Rio não leva o debate para a questão deplorável do bairrismo. Mas alguns, sem argumentos inteligentes, ficam nessa toada. Aliás, enquanto as críticas aos opositores do Rio 2.106 limitarem-se ao bairrismo, estará otimo, porque mostra que argumento consistente não há. De minha parte, embora não tenha que dar explicações a ninguém, o que não existe, mesmo, é bairrismo. Primeiro porque procuro ser um cidadão do mundo. Em segundo lugar, porque grande parte da minha família vem do Rio de Janeiro, ou ainda está lá. E em terceiro lugar, porque a maior parede da sala da minha casa traz uma fotografia gigantesca do Rio de Janeiro, entitulada  Rio 360, tirada por um grande fotógrafo carioca, a quem pedi que a fizesse do tamanho que preenchesse toda a minha parede.

Bairrismo, como já disse, é o argumentos dos burros. E Cidade contra Cidade era apenas um quadro que tinha no Programa do Silvio Santos.

Anúncios

Le Temps, par Fred Hirzel.

setembro 30, 2009

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JO 2016 jeudi1 octobre 2009

«S’il vous plaît, ne votez pas pour Rio de Janeiro»

Par Fred Hirzel, Copenhague
Démarche insolite, un notable carioca prie le CIO d’élire une autre ville que la sienne, où les problèmes sociaux mériteraient plus de dépenses que les Jeux. Enquête

Dans une élection démocratique, celui qui se présenterait en disant «ne votez pas pour moi» passerait pour un doux dingue. Au minimum. En un sens, c’est pourtant ce qui arrive à la candidature de Rio, l’une des trois favorites – avec Chicago et Tokyo – pour l’obtention des Jeux olympiques d’été 2016. Le plénum du CIO décidera vendredi soir, ici à Copenhague.

Copenhague où, justement, nous avons eu connaissance d’une lettre expédiée le 31 août, par un notable carioca, aux 106 décideurs olympiens, les exhortant à ne pas accorder leur suffrage à sa ville. Démarche loufoque? Apparemment, non. L’affaire semble sérieuse, car le signataire n’a rien d’un joyeux illuminé.

Son nom est Alberto Murray Neto, 43 ans, petit-fils de Sylvio de Magalhaes Padilha – lui-même membre brésilien influent du CIO de 1964 à 1995. Docteur en droit, M. Neto dirige un cabinet international, fonctionne comme juge au Tribunal arbitral du sport et fut un membre éminent du Comité olympique brésilien de 1996 à 2008, année où il affirme en avoir été éjecté en raison de son discours anti-Rio 2016.

Scandale financier

Voici ce qu’on peut lire dans sa missive: «Je prends la liberté de vous inviter à ne PAS voter pour Rio de Janeiro. Si les Jeux panaméricains de 2007 ont révélé un scandale financier majeur, pouvez-vous imaginer ce que les mêmes personnes feront avec les Jeux olympiques? […] La candidature de Rio ne dit pas la vérité dans son dossier. Les comptes des Jeux panaméricains sont contestés par les Cours fédérales compétentes […] Via l’ordonnance 117/2009 de la Cour fédérale d’audit [document également en notre possession], le Comité olympique brésilien et le Ministère des sports font l’objet d’une procédure civile pour usage abusif d’argent public.»

On nage donc en pleine corruption. La Cour d’audit parle de 1,4 million de dollars fictivement dépensé dans des affaires de surfacturations. Elle relève aussi que le processus des soumissions n’a pas été respecté, toutes les entreprises sur les rangs ayant été écartées au profit du seul Consórcio Internacional, lequel a encaissé 16 millions de dollars lors de la candidature en vue des «PanAm Games». Dans une décision rendue en juin, la Cour a ordonné que cet argent soit reversé au Trésor public.

Un drame social

Joint hier par téléphone à Rio, Alberto Murray Neto précise ses motivations à l’intention exclusive du Temps. «Nous avons trop de problèmes sociaux dans ce pays pour nous permettre de dépenser de pareilles sommes en vue des JO [le projet de Rio reviendrait à 14,4 milliards de dollars, soit le double des autres villes]. Des milliers de gens meurent de faim, les hôpitaux sont dramatiquement sous-équipés, on ne compte plus les sans-abri. Si le gouvernement veut injecter des fonds dans le sport, ce doit être à la base, pour donner une chance à tous les Brésiliens, pas pour une velléité olympique. Les Jeux panaméricains ont été un fiasco financier, on ne va pas recommencer!»

Son acte sera-t-il vraiment efficace? «J’espère que les membres du CIO prendront conscience que je parle vrai. J’ai le soutien écrit de certains d’entre eux, mais j’ignore si la majorité me suivra.»

«Alors, que faire?»

Au fil de sa lettre, M. Neto évoque aussi l’insécurité qui règne au cœur de sa cité: «A Rio, le nombre de meurtres augmente chaque année.» Constat hélas véridique: selon la dernière statistique de l’ISP (Instituto de segurança pública), 2759 assassinats ont été commis durant les cinq premiers mois de 2008, soit une augmentation de 12,3% par rapport à la même période de 2007.

Les réactions à cette lettre n’ont pas tardé. Sur le site sportcal.com, le comité de candidature de Rio répond: «M. Murray Neto se situe hors du mouvement sportif brésilien, tandis que 85% du peuple soutient notre projet, d’après un sondage commandé par le CIO [LT du 26.09.2009].» Et de l’accuser de régler un conflit personnel avec Carlos Nuzman, président de Rio 2016.

Croisé dans le lobby de l’hôtel Marriott de Copenhague, un membre africain du CIO – qui ne veut pas être identifié – balaie l’argumentaire de Neto: «Tout ça ne veut rien dire. Les habitants de Rio seront heureux d’accueillir les Jeux.» Un autre, Asiatique, tempère: «Cela donne à réfléchir.» Mais évidemment, lui, il votera Tokyo.

Et puis, il y a René Fasel, membre suisse du CIO au titre de président de la Fédération internationale de hockey sur glace: «Chaque fois, je croule sous les messages m’incitant à ne pas accorder ma voix à telle ou telle ville, pour des motifs de corruption, de finances ou de défense de l’environnement. La FIFA a donné le Mondial de foot à l’Afrique du Sud, pays qui a évidemment besoin d’autres équipements que des stades. En même temps, les gens veulent rêver à travers le sport, véritable opium moderne du peuple. C’est clair que l’argent de Rio 2016 pourrait contribuer à résoudre le problème des favelas. Mais la population brésilienne désire la Coupe du monde de foot [elle l’aura en 2014] et les Jeux. Alors, que faire?»

The text below is a reproduction of the e-mail sent from the Brazilian Ambassador in Switzerland to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasília D.F. It goes like this:

Re.: Visit Nuzman Switzerland Nuzman 22/09

I follow the instructions. I personally delivered today, September 22nd, to Mr. Jean-Franco Kasper, suisse member of the IOC, the letter that was addressed to him by His Excellency the President of the Republic, related to the Olympic Games 2016.

Kasper is president of the Sky International Federation (FIS), with its headquarters at Oberhofen am Thunersee, small city in Berna Canton. This week, however, he was dealing with events of his organization at Hilton Hotel at the airport of Zurich, to where I went to deliver the letter. Kasper receuved me with great simpathy at the support office of FIS and informed me that the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committe, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, will visit him tomorrow, at the same place, probably to discuss the Ri0 21016 candidacy.”

This in only one single example of how Rio broke the IOC rules. I have many of the internal messages like this one. Several Members refused to receive the letter personally since they say that the rules of the IOC do not allow this. Other Members received either the Ambassador, or people of the BID. It is clear that the bid members cannot visit the voters. Is Rio being to be punished?

Rio cancels swimming event over lack of funding

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
By ANDREW DAMPF
AP Sports Writer

ROME (AP) A World Cup swimming event scheduled for Rio de Janeiro next month has been canceled after organizers failed to come up with enough funding.

The announcement comes at a particularly delicate moment, with Rio competing against Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo in Friday’s vote to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

”There are no financial resources. They cannot find any funding. They say they cannot do it,” Cornel Marculescu, the executive director of swimming governing body FINA, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The World Cup page on FINA’s Web site has a line crossing out the Rio meet, with the word ”canceled” printed twice.

Marculescu said Rio informed FINA of the decision ”two or three weeks ago,” adding that the Brazilian city has also pulled out of hosting World Cup events from 2010-13.

Marculescu refused to speculate if the cancellations would have any effect on the IOC vote.

”I only know about my own sport, and there will be no World Cup in Rio for the next four years,” he said. ”The Olympic Games is a different budget. Rio’s proposals for aquatics venues are very good.”

The move is also surprising because of interest generated after Cesar Cielo swept the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events in Rome a few months ago for Brazil’s first gold medals in 27 years at a swimming world championship.

Belo Horizonte has hosted a World Cup event for the last several years, but the Brazilian federation wanted to move the meet to Rio to attract a better international field.

”Belo Horizonte is difficult to get to,” Marculescu noted. ”You have to change planes in Rio or Sao Paulo.”

Without Rio, only five World Cup events will be held this year in Durban, South Africa; Moscow, Stockholm, Berlin and Singapore.

From 2010-2013 there will be seven short-course meets in Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Dubai and Singapore; and at sites to be determined in China and Japan.

Primeiro foi ato de Dispensa de Licitação agora o Contrato mais R$2.058.800,00 para farra da Rio 20016 tudo sem licitação.

http://www.in.gov.br/imprensa/visualiza/index.jsp?data=29/09/2009&jornal=3&pagina=110&totalArquivos=176

 

Ministério do Esporte 

SECRETARIA EXECUTIVA

SUBSECRETARIA DE PLANEJAMENTO,

ORÇAMENTO E ADMINISTRAÇÃO 

EXTRATO DE CONTRATO Nº 64/2009

 Nº Processo: 58701001105200913. Contratante: SUBSECRETARIA DE PLANEJAMENTO, ORÇAMENTO E ADMINISTRAÇA. CNPJ Contratado: 44315919000140. Contratado : FUNDAÇÃO INSTITUTO DE ADMINISTRAÇÃO. Objeto: Prestação de serviços de consultoria para elaboração de estudo dos impactos sócioeconômicos dos Jogos Olímpicos Rio 2016; apoio na concepção da modelagem institucional e organizacional da Autoridade Pública (APO) e da Agência Nacional Antidoping (ANAD); apoio à estruturação da sistemática para suporte à base de prestação de contas dos convênios firmados pelo ME para a candidatura Rio 2016; e a implementação e disseminação da metodologia de gerenciamento de projetos. Fundamento Legal: Artigo 24, Inciso XIII, da Lei nº 8666/93. Vigência:23/09/2009 a 28/02/2010. Valor Total: R$2.058.800,00.

Fonte: 100000000 – 2009NE900582. Data de Assinatura: 23/09/2009.

(SICON – 28/09/2009) 180002-00001-2009NE900091

Was it in the bid?   “In a given time of the race, we had garbage stuck to the boat, a very annoying situation. If it weren’t a short race as this, the correct would be to go backwards in order to loosen the garbage, but in the midst of a harbor regatta is clear that this was not feasible. For a city that wants to host the Olympic Games, the water of Guanabara Bay is not something nice show. ” Such words, which alone have significant adverse impact to Rio de Janeiro, which disputes the right to host the 2016 Olympic Games, have an even greater importance when the author is known: Torben Grael,  the Star class sailing Olympic champion in the Atlanta(96) and Athens(04) Games.
Torben’s criticism, soon after a race the Rio stage of the Volvo Ocean Race last weekend, should serve above all as a warning to the waves of patriotism that will begin to emerge in the coming months which will end in October 2, when the choice of the 2016 Games’host in Copenhagen, Denmark. With the start of provincial visits by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the four candidates, known “campaign strategies” will start popping up here and there trying to praise for the most what is beautiful and hide at all costs what’s not attractive.  

On Tuesday, for example, at the end of the visit to Chicago, the IOC commission spared no adjectives, classifying the application as “strong and impressive.” Coincidentally, the effects of the global crisis in the U.S. have not even been cited. The coordinators of the Tokyo bid disclosed that the Japanese capital is the more qualified to host the Games due to historical, economic and environmental reasons. Madrid has the declared support of former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. .. And the Rio campaign, which in its dossier submission has heavily invested in the “Wonderful Town” concept, certainly can not be proud of the Guanabara Bay, after the harsh words of Torben Grael. Contrary to what once said the former mayor Cesar Maia, beauty is not always fundamental.

 TO LIVE IS TO REMEMBER

 The cleaning of the Guanabara Bay was part of the so-called “legacy of the Pan(American games)”. Needless to say that nothing was done. Incidentally, why is that TCU has not released the report on the accountability of the 2007 Pan(American Games)?

 Coluna Diário Esportivo, publicada na edição de 10 de abril do Diário de S. Paulo

Por Marcelo Laguna

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                       the polluted Guanabara Bay, in Rio

President Lula attacks the IOC

The world’s most important sports event- besides the soccer world cup – cannot be the privilege of only the rich countries”. The USA is also a candidate to host the 2016 olympic games. “The IOC Leadership is like all the world’s riches: totally concentrated in europe, which holds more delegates than all of africa and latin america”, said Lula. Lula’s statement, during the meeting of Africa’s Dictators and latin america’s tyrants, is one of those stupid speeches delivered at the wrong time and in the wrong place. Politically, it is a catastrophe. Unless something exceptional happens, the “boquirroto” ( explaination: someone who speaks without thinking about the consequences)managed to bury the chances of the Olympic Games take place in Rio in 2016. Good for Brazil, which will not be dispossessed by the gang of BOC, as in the Panamerican games which, until the present, did not have its accounts closed.

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