Letter of Persuasion

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The President
International Olympic Committee
Château de Vidy, Case postal 356, 1001 Lausanne
Switzerland

Dear President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Our names are Curtis Buchan and Lachlan Jones, 16 year old boys from Sydney, Australia and we are writing to convince you that our logo would be the best choice to use for the up and coming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. We believe that our logo is of a high standard and we truly believe you should select our logo above any other. The reason why we believe you should select our logo is because it has a strong relationship with the history and the geographical location of Rio, Brazil. The Europeans first encountered Guanabara Bay on January 1st, 1502, by a Portuguese explorer Gasper De Lemos, the Europeans were strong Catholics, which evidently explains Brazil’s religious views of Catholicism. This is represented with the famous statue of Cristo Redentor (known today as Christ the Redeemer). The city of Rio De Janeiro was properly founded by the Portuguese on March 1st, 1565 and was named Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, in honour of St. Sebastian, the namesake of the Portuguese monarch D. Sebastiao. The geographical location of Rio makes it a place of interest for people of Australia due to the humidity and heat of Rio’s location near the equator. Due to these features, Rio is a perfect location for swimming, surfing and all-outdoor activities, which not only are sports of the Olympics, but also favourite past times of the people of Rio. Our Logo relates to the people and the culture of Rio de Janeiro in many significant ways. Our logo consists of the colours of the Brazilian flag, with the state flag of Rio de Janeiro on the left and a picture of the ever so famous statue of the Cristo Redentor. All three of these are significant symbols of Rio. The country flag represents the nation as a whole, being united as one. The flag of the state of Rio has...
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