Views of Rio de Janeiro during the opening ceremony of the Olympic games 2016

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MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. The Olympic games helped Brazil to 2016, make a record 6.6 million foreign tourists, which is 4.8% more than in 2015. This was reported on the website of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

It is noted that the country’s income from tourism in 2016 reached $6.2 billion, which is 6.2% more than in the previous.

XXXI summer Olympiad was held in Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. It was the first Olympic games organized in South America .