The number ready to attend the Olympics leaders halved

Only 28 heads of state and government have confirmed their visit for the opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on 5 August. While last week the organizers of the event expect more than 50 politicians, told Reuters the Brazilian government sources.

Among Latin American countries, the presidents of Argentina and Paraguay have confirmed their participation in the opening of the summer Games. Three sources told the Agency that China will present Deputy Prime Minister, “despite its close trade relations with Brazil”. From USA will arrive Secretary of state John Kerry, who plans to hold a bilateral meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, josé Serra.

Confirmed by the President of France Francois Hollande, the head of Germany and Portugal. Reuters reminds that Paris is a candidate among the cities that claim to host the summer Olympics in 2024.

Thus, according to the Agency, requests for bilateral meetings with the acting President of Brazil Michel Temer has not been received.

In late July, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov declared that Vladimir Putin will not attend the opening of the Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also could not answer whether the head of state to visit competitions within the Olympic games.

The opening ceremony will take place on 5 August. Earlier in the Network appeared the pictures from the ceremony, although the organizers asked not to do so.

According to participants of the rehearsal, for three hours, viewers will learn the best of the history of Brazil, however, much attention will be paid to the problems that exist in the country. Only the opening ceremony will be attended by 300 dancers and 5 thousand volunteers.