Rio 2016 – The largest ever Brazilian Olympic Delegation


The Brazilian delegation for this year’s Games is the biggest that the country has ever had, and will be debuting in a number of different events.

With their sights set on a high placement in the overall medal table, Brazil’s athletes – new and old – are preparing themselves for the performances of their lives. The Brazilian Olympic Committee is targeting a top 10 finish for the hosts.

In order to achieve this goal, training has to be constant, and the team consists of a total of 465 sportsmen and women. Brazilian athletes will be competing for the first time in events such as Trampolining, Hockey, Badminton, Rugby and Golf, as well as Synchronised Swimming, Synchronised Diving, men’s Artistic Gymnastics and women’s Water Polo and Canoe Sprinting.

A strongpoint of Team Brazil is their Judo delegation, which has a long tradition of Olympic success, and whose 14 athletes are hoping to continue bringing the medals home. In total, Brazil has already won 13 Bronze, 3 Silver and 3 Gold medals in Judo. Another positive for the hosts is the experience they can count on in within their ranks – 37 of this year’s athletes have already won an Olympic medal, and will be able to pass on their experience to the younger generations.

In an effort to give as much support as possible to the athletes, the team will include 344 Doctors and Coaches, bringing up the total number of members to 809 people!

All we need to do now is give them as much support as possible and wish them all the best!


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