Archbishop welcomes Olympic sportspeople but criticises organisers

by Gavin Drake


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

The Primate of Brazil has given a warm welcome to the athletes and visitors of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, while criticising the games’ administrators for serious mismanagement. Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva said that the Olympic Games “bring together the peoples of the world through healthy competition in several individual and team sports” and provides the opportunity to “encounter, learn, and share the world’s diversity.”

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