With the London Olympics officially closed, the five-ringed Olympic flag arrived on Monday in Brazil to mark the beginning of preparations for the next Summer Games in 2016. Boosters are hoping the Olympics will establish the fast-developing South American nation as a first-world powerhouse, but skeptics are already questioning whether the host city, Rio de Janeiro, will be ready. It is already struggling with construction delays, cost overruns, and overburdened airports, roads, and subway lines. "Brazil and Rio have four years to do all those things that have not been done in 400," a former member of Brazil's Olympic committee said.
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