Sports

We are currently working at full steam to produce the next issue of BBMag Bossa Brazil Magazine, your Anglo-Brazilian bilingual magazine in London BBMag is the only London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian publication specialised in lifestyle with focus on travel and tourism, culture with gastronomy and business. BBMag is distributed to London-based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our advertising partners is maximised amongst this very specific and niche audience. We print twice a year with 20,000 copies per issue and over 200 distribution points in London and surrounding areas reaching 60,000 readers per issue; 40% Brazilians…

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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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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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Winter in London is an action-packed season thanks to the various family-friendly ice-skating rinks London’s outdoor ice-skating rinks, with their festive decorations, refreshments and famous cultural backdrops make for a truly magical experience. Here are three of our favourites. The Tower of London Skate in front of the Tower of London, one of Britain’s most recognizable landmarks. You can pirouette in the shadow of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the Crown Jewels, and historic weaponry and armour that dates back a thousand years. Be sure to sample the mulled wine! Somerset House Somerset House,…

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If you’re looking for a sport for the kids, swimming might be the best option Given this natural relationship between humans and water, it stands to logic that children should feel at home in a pool. According to experts, the earlier a child is introduced to swimming, the greater the benefits will be long term. Classes are generally available for babies as young as 3 months of age. Kids up to 6 years mostly learn survival skills and basic strokes, leaving the teaching of actual swimming techniques for ages 7 through to 13. It’s only after this stage that…

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Swimming is one of the oldest sports and regular contact with water has always been an effective way of staying healthy Swimming is possibly the oldest means of survival, for humans as well as animals. Over the years, though, swimming has evolved to take on a more integral part of our lives as a means of sport, therapy and leisure. As an activity, it’s extremely important for neuromotor development, especially among children an adults aiming to improve their fitness. Swimming is one of the most beneficial activities for the human body; by using all four limbs, swimming promotes muscle development,…

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For those who like to mix sports with beautiful locations, theregion of Veneto has the perfect blend Located in the northeast of Italy, Veneto is bordered by Austria. Its seven provinces are Vicenza, Padua, Belluno, Rovigo, Treviso, Venice and Verona. Each have plenty to explore and are amply equipped to satisfy even the most diverse of tastes. Veneto’s heritage is wonderfully rich in terms of history and culture. It’s also the most visited part of Italy, with about 60 million tourists every year. In addition to Italian, most of the locals also speak a Venetian dialect. Venice is the capital,…

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Martial arts, Brazilian style Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art of uncertain origin. The direct translation of Jiu-Jitsu is “versatile, gentle art”. The objective of Jiu-Jitsu is to try and use the strength and weight of your opponent against them, as you try to throw your opponent to the ground. Forceful blows and self-defence are both deployed. However, the main moves in Jiu-Jitsu are those that aim to immobilize and neutralize one’s adversaries, through locking onto their joints and twisting their arms, ankles etc. There is no historical consensus about the early beginnings of Jiu-Jitsu. The most commonly practiced version originated…

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Take a look behind the scenes of some of London’s top clubs Fancy gaining access to some of the areas reserved exclusively for the professionals, whilst going behind the scenes and exploring parts of the stadium rarely seen on TV? Grab a backstage pass to some of Britain’s favourite teams. Wembley Stadium Tours, Brent, North West London Follow in the footsteps of football legends, like Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and David Beckham, and explore the “Three Lion’s” HQ. Wembley Stadium, the UK’s largest sporting arena, offers a 75-minute tour that gives access to key backstage areas, such as the England…

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A short set and quick breakers? Or perfect tube formations? Beginners, advanced and even professional surfers can find a vast range of options along the extensive Brazilian coast Few images better capture the spirit of summer beach culture than surfing. It is a therapeutic sport and one very close to the heart of every Brazilian. No wonder: with so many stunning beaches that marry the picturesque landscapes and beautiful waves, the Brazilian coastline is mecca for surfers of all abilities! Introduced to Brazil in the late 1930’s in Santos, surfing was soon adopted by the Cariocas and spread all along…

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The race of love Ever thought about planning something completely out of the ordinary for the love of your life on Valentine’s Day? This year’s “Valentine’s 10K” run will be take place two days before the big day (14 February), on the Sunday. They say that couples who run together, stay together… When: 12 February Where: Barwell Business Park – Leatherhead Road, Chessington KT9 2NY Read about Chinese New Year

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Feel like starting off 2017 at full steam ahead? The annual Serpentine Fun Run is a chance to make the first day of the year one of its most exciting. On a day when it can be hard to find things to do, going for a brisk jog to shake off the chill is a great idea. With prizes for the first three men and women who complete the circuit and medals for everyone who makes it to the end, the Fun Run – which will cover 10 kms – starts on Main Street and makes its way across some…

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The idea of Brazilian photographers Zeka Araújo and Miguel Hijar is to present a photography exhibition based on Frescobol, the popular Brazilian Beach Tennis sport. Also known as Matkot (from the Hebrew for ‘racquets’), Frescobol is a beach sport created in Rio de Janeiro during the 20th century. One of the sport’s inventors was Millôr Fernandes, a Brazilian intellectual, journalist, writer, comedian and Shakespeare translator. The concept behind the exhibition is to unite art and sport. Where: Embassy of Brazil in London | Gallery 32 When: 9 to 29 September Time: 10am to 6pm

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With the Rio Paralympics Games, accessible tourism is once again put in the spotlight. It is a movement that is continuing to grow and is attracting more and more attention from tour operators, agencies and travellers alike, all around the world. Brazil is no exception and the country has worked harder than ever to improve travel options for tourists with disabilities. Ahead of the Paralympics, the Brazilian government has increased its support of initiatives that increase social inclusion, including developing adventure retreats and barrier-free projects that enable more people to travel to the country and enjoy the natural and cultural…

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Athletics, swimming and basketball are all Olympic sports which we are used to seeing. But did you know that there are a few events which have been part of the Games in the past and, perhaps due in part to their slight oddness, have fallen by the Olympic wayside? Here is a list of 10 somewhat different sports which have played (or still do play) a part in the Olympic roster: Individual synchronized swimming One swimmer, synchronised with themselves! Believe it or not, it did actually happen, in the LA 1984 Games, to the swimmer Tracie Ruiz. Maybe…

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