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 Find out about some of the places the Olympic Flame will pass through before the official opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games. Before lighting the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on 5 August, the Olympic Torch will visit 335 cities in all the regions of Brazil. The trip started on 21 April, in Olympia (the birthplace of the Olympic Games), in Greece. The Torch Relay began in Brazil on 3 May, in Brasília, the country’s capital, and will make an epic journey across the Central-West, Southeast, Northeast, Northern and Southern regions of the…

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Brazilians, with their five World Cups, believe it’s them. But the English, historically, lay claim to be. It’s a good debate! Brazilians, regardless of sex, are born with a footballing chromosome; it’s in their DNA. Yes, almost every person born in Brazil considers themselves an expert on footballing matters, and self-proclaimed champions of the sport. Well, we are, pretty much, born with a ball at our feet. Every Brazilian knows best how to manage his team, the most effective line-up for each game, argues with the commentators, swears at the coaching staff, and barks orders – quite literally through the…

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Owing to genetic and hormonal factors, the accumulation of fat can appear in various parts of the body from an early age. Learn how to combat this old adversary Saddlebags refers to the accumulation of body fat on the hips and thighs brought about by genetic factors and the effect of female hormones, and can in fact even affect thin women. Saddlebags can also begin to form during adolescence. Losing unwanted fat in this region is not easy. It requires a lot of discipline and a combination of aerobic exercise and the overall strengthening of the hips. The best exercises…

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For the first time, Formula 1 will have more than 20 races in a season And they’re off! It kicked off on the 20th March, what will be the greatest season in Formula 1 World Championship history. After the first race, held at the Albert Park circuit in Australia, we still have another 20 GPs to look forward to. Amongst them, most of which are established venues, there is a new addition: The Baku GP, in Azerbeijan, will be the eigth stage of the championship, and held on a street circuit designed by experienced architect Herman Tilke – this is…

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The European Cyclist Federation (ECF) has chosen Brazil to host Velo-city 2018. The event, which will discuss proposals to facilitate more and more the use of bicycles in cities, will be held in Rio de Janeiro and according to the Mayor’s Office it is estimated that three thousand people will participate directly or indirectly. Velo-city is an annual event. Every two years the hosts are chosen from European countries, but in the other years the focus is to choose locations where projects to develop the increased use of bicycles are being developed. Rio de Janeiro had a noticeable increase in…

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If you are British, of course you know. But if you are Brazilian, you probably have no idea or have heard very few about it Originated in England and very famous in India, “Críquete” or Cricket is a game very similar to baseball, but it has different field and rules. Basically, it is played the same way we play the de “taco” ou “bete”in Brazil. Críquete came to Rio de Janeiro in the mid-1800s and soon had spread over the city due the amount of British and descendants living there. Several clubs have emerged and the most important at that…

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