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Brazil: Olympic events to take place next to military cemetery in Deodoro01:41

Brazil: Olympic events to take place next to military cemetery in Deodoro

Brazil, Deodoro Park
August 4, 2016 at 22:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage filmed on Thursday shows the district of Deodoro in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, in which several Olympic events will be contested in the next three weeks and which is located in the close vicinity of a cemetery which bears the district's name.

The cemetery has stood beside a Brazilian army base since the early 20th century. A local resident, Paulo Ramos, said, "This is a military area next to the Deodoro Park and, besides all that military presence, there is this cemetery where we have buried our military police from Rio."

During the Rio Olympics, the Deodoro Sports Complex will host mostly outdoor sports, such as equestrian, shooting and mountain biking.

Brazil: Olympic events to take place next to military cemetery in Deodoro01:41
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Footage filmed on Thursday shows the district of Deodoro in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, in which several Olympic events will be contested in the next three weeks and which is located in the close vicinity of a cemetery which bears the district's name.

The cemetery has stood beside a Brazilian army base since the early 20th century. A local resident, Paulo Ramos, said, "This is a military area next to the Deodoro Park and, besides all that military presence, there is this cemetery where we have buried our military police from Rio."

During the Rio Olympics, the Deodoro Sports Complex will host mostly outdoor sports, such as equestrian, shooting and mountain biking.

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