Meirelles Said to Be Appointed Head of Brazil Olympic Authority

Brazil’s former central bank head Henrique Meirelles accepted President Dilma Rousseff’s invitation to lead the country’s Olympic authority, according to a government official with knowledge of the matter.

The announcement will be made after Congress approves the creation of the Olympic body, said the official, who asked not to be identified as the discussions aren’t yet public. Meirelles declined to comment by telephone yesterday. The president’s office also declined to comment.

Brazil will host the summer Olympics in 2016, two years after the country is the site of soccer’s World Cup.

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