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Olympic flag arrives in Rio de Janeiro

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

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

    The flag was handed to Paes on Sunday in London before the flame at the Olympic Stadium was extinguished.

    It signifies the official start of Rio's preparations for the 2016 Games.

    Rio will be the first South American city to host the Olympics.