RIO 2016

The Olympics haven’t even started yet, but the city of Belo Horizonte has already won a gold medal from Team GB, who touched down on Saturday, 23 July, as part of their pre-Games acclimatisation process. Competitors from the sports of Rugby, Fencing, Swimming, Judo, Boxing, Weight lifting, Athletics, Shooting, Archery and Table Tennis are already well settled in to their new temporary homes. The fantastic training facilities that the Brits have been making use of (which they have nothing but compliments for) and the relatively short distance to Rio – where most events will take place – are extra plusses…

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A number of roads are set to be blocked off at certain points over the course of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Neighbourhoods and regions of the city will have limited access to some of their streets, with entry being granted only to residents in possession of valid IDs and proof of address. The following information will be of interest to residents and tourists planning to be in or around these places on the dates listed. Street Races Marathon Affected neighbourhoods: Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete, Glória, Centro, Saúde and Cidade Nova. Road closure dates: 13 & 14 August | 20…

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Brazil is getting ready to hold the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America. Following the success of the 2014 World Cup, the country has already shown that Brazil is a culturally rich country, with a friendly and welcoming population. As well as regular tourists visiting, approximately 300,000 international tourists are expected to visit the events, and security planning for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games follows an integrated performance model, already successfully adopted for other events hosted in Brazil.  Security forces from more than 50 countries and institutions, including Interpol, will form part of the International Police…

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The Anglo Brazilian Society is set to host an event at the Rio Olympic Lounge, on 10 August, commemorating the Opening of the Games and helping us all enter into the Olympic spirit. The Sala Brasil, the Embassy’s main events hall, will be specially decorated so as to guarantee a night to remember for all. A singer with an acoustic guitar and a DJ will provide excellent Brazilian music throughout the night. In addition, guests can look forward to traditional Brazilian canapés and wines, and of course, caipirinhas, which will be served during the event to help the celebrations tick…

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Welcome to the second edition of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag), the only bilingual lifestyle magazine in the UK dedicated to promoting a modern, progressive Brazil. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from both readers and partners following the successful launch of BBMag at the Embassy of Brazil in April. We certainly appreciate the feedback and have decided to expand the magazine – both in print and online – to bring you even more exciting editorial content, features and useful information about Brazil. It is an exciting time for Brazil, and a historic one, with Rio de Janeiro set to host the…

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Brazil is the first Latin American country to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the unique and traditional sporting competition of Greek origin Athletes from all over the world compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), based in Lausanne, Switzerland, every four years a different city is chosen to host the Games. This year, the Olympic Games will be staged in Rio de Janeiro, from 5-21 August, the first time that the Games has taken place in South America. Another first is the decentralisation of some of the football matches from the host…

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In a BBMag exclusive, Brazil’s Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani tells us about his expectations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games The Rio 2016 Games represent a great opportunity for Brazil. Besides the considerable exposure the Games provide and the presence of so many visitors from all over the world, mega events of this nature allow for significant investment in both infrastructure and in the development of sports in general. I am certain that the Rio 2016 Games will be a tremendous success. London took full opportunity as host in 2012 to redevelop East London. Brazil is constructing a…

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