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Rio 2016: Rio Lounge opens in London to celebrate Olympic Games

The Latin American Travel Association has celebrated the launch of Rio 2016 Olympic Games in true Carioca style at the Brazilian Embassy in London.

The party marked the opening of the Rio Lounge at the Brazilian Embassy,  a place to enjoy the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on large screens while exploring the tastes and landscapes of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The Rio Lounge is open to all from Monday to Saturday from 10:00-19:00 until August 20th.

Take a look below for some shots from the opening night:

Brazilian ambassador to the UK, Eduardo dos Santos, welcomes guests to the Rio Lounge

Byron Shirto, Latin American Travel Association chairman, addresses the crowd

Images courtesy: LATA/Adrian Pope