Former Rio 2016 Secretary General Begins New Post

(ATR) The number two official with Rio`s Olympic bid is now a member of the Rio de Janeiro state legislature.

Rio de Janeiro 2016 bid secretary general Carlos Osorio delivers his speech during the presentation before the International Olympic Comittee members on June 17, 2009, at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. International Olympic Comittee will choose on next October 2, the host city for 2016 Summer Olympics among Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Chicago, bidding to become the first American city since Atlanta in 1996 to host the Summer Games, is up against Madrid, Rio de Janeiro -- who would be the first hosts from South America -- and Tokyo, the only city of the four to have previously hosted the Games.   AFP PHOTO / POOL/ DOMINIC FAVRE (Photo credit should read DOMINIC FAVRE/AFP/Getty Images)
Rio de Janeiro 2016 bid secretary general Carlos Osorio delivers his speech during the presentation before the International Olympic Comittee members on June 17, 2009, at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. International Olympic Comittee will choose on next October 2, the host city for 2016 Summer Olympics among Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Chicago, bidding to become the first American city since Atlanta in 1996 to host the Summer Games, is up against Madrid, Rio de Janeiro -- who would be the first hosts from South America -- and Tokyo, the only city of the four to have previously hosted the Games. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ DOMINIC FAVRE (Photo credit should read DOMINIC FAVRE/AFP/Getty Images)

(ATR) The number two official with Rio de Janeiro's Olympic bid is now a member of the legislature for the Rio de Janeiro State.

Carlos Osorio was in charge of transportation for city of Rio de Janeiro before winning his Oct. 5 election. Previously, he served as Secretary General for the Rio 2016 bid committee.

He received70,835 vote, enough to qualify for direct election.

It is unclear who the Rio state governor will be.

Incumbent Luiz Fernando Pezão will face Marcelo Crivella in a run-off. That race will be decided on October 26, the second round of the Brazilian general election.

Also on the ballot for the second round of voting is Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. She is running against challenger Aecio Neves.

The mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, who will have the greatest impact on the Rio 2016 Olympics, is not up for election until after the Games.

Written by Aaron Bauer

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