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2011-12-06Updated on December, 12th, 2011, 08:59
I am sorry to hear that Senior Member of the IOC João Havelange has resigned his position as a member of the International Olympic Committee in Brazil.
One of the legends in the world of sports from the 20th century to date, an Olympic Athlete, an IOC Member for 48 years, FIFA President for 24 years, three-time football world champion for the CBD, João Havelange devoted his life to Brazilian Olympic sports and has actually changed the history of world football.
His support was crucial for Rio winning the bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee and the Organising Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are honoured to continue to count on the support and experience of João Havelange.
Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and IOC Member