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Carlos Ghosn carries the torch for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
My Personal History: Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn (27) Something special in Brazil

The Rio Olympics gave Nissan-Renault a chance to shine in Ghosn's homeland

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The Olympic torch was heavier than I expected, but Rio was as hot as I remembered it. The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were scheduled to commence on Aug. 5, 2016. At just past 11 a.m. on that day, I was running a distance of about 100 meters down Avenida Atlantica, along Copacabana Beach, to pass the torch to the next runner as my family watched nearby. Despite being wintertime in Brazil -- its location in the Southern Hemisphere means its seasons are flipped from those in the North -- the temperature hovered around 30 C, causing beads of sweat to trickle down my face.

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