Rio de Janeiro, August 6 (MTI) – Brazil’s sports minister Leonardo Picciani met counterparts from countries participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including Hungary’s state secretary for sports Tünde Szabó.
At the meeting held before the opening ceremony of the Games, Szabó congratulated Picciani on hosting the games, the human resources ministry said in a statement of Saturday. She also held talks with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hirokazu Matsuno from Japan, which will host the 2020 games.
Szabó said the meeting was all the more important for Hungary because Budapest competes with Los Angeles, Paris and Rome for hosting the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee will select the winning city in Lima next September.
Szabó also met Israel’s minister of culture and sports, Britain’ state secretary for sport, as well as the Croatian and Slovenian sports ministers.