The Olympic flag arrives in Rio de Janeiro
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London 2012: Olympic flag arrives in Rio de Janeiro

The official flag of the Olympics has arrived in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the next Games.

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes waved the flag after stepping off the plane with other officials and Brazilian athletes who competed in London.

Its arrival marks the official start of Rio's preparations for the 2016 games.

  • 14 Aug 2012