Olympic Baton Passes from London to Rio de Janeiro
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at podium) speaks at the event “Passing the Summer Olympics Baton: from London 2012 to Rio 2016". He highlighted the Olympic Games as “a platform to promote mutual understanding and peace”. Mr. Ban is flanked by Mark Lyall Grant (left), Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, and Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Permanent Representative of Brazil. After the London Summer Olympics held in 2012 in the United Kingdom, the next Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.