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With London done, Brazil gears up for '16 carnival

August 12, 2012 | by Janie McCauley

LONDON — For all those beach volleyball players who thought Horse Guards Parade transformed itself into the sport's best Olympic venue yet, wait until they hit the sand in Brazil in four years.

It's Rio's turn – and if anybody knows how to throw a carnival, the Brazilians sure do.

"Rio! Rio! Rio!" Brazilian beach volleyball star Emanuel said after winning a silver medal last week. Emanuel plans to be there as a fan by then, his international playing days over.

Yes, the Brazilians have long begun envisioning their Olympics.

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