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For the original by Camila Coelho in Portuguese on Globo Esporte click here.
Does everyone remember that remarkable image when our politicians jumped to their feet to celebrate the announcement of Rio de Janeiro as the host city for the 2016 Olympics? If you don’t remember, I posted a photo here below so that no one will forget that moment. Present in that group was then President Lula, the ex-Minister of Sport Orlando Silva, the Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, and the Mayor of the city, Eduardo Paes, as well as a few other politicians and athletes. Their joy More >
For the original article by Ciro Barros in Portuguese in Pública click here.
At 9am on Saturday June 15, an event promoted by the Rio de Janeiro Popular Committee for the World Cup and Olympics intends to oppose the enthusiasm that circles the arrival of the Confederations Cup.
Seven hours before Brazil debuts against Japan in the FIFA competition, a “preview” for next year’s World Cup, another ball is going to roll in the Quilombo da Gamboa (Rua More >
One of the most important requirements for the development of an active lifestyle is access to suitable sites for physical activity. Therefore, it is to be expected that the city of Rio de Janeiro, host of the next Olympic and Paralympic Games, presents appropriate infrastructure that can encourage the adoption and maintenance of the habit of exercising. However, this was not exactly what Prof. MSc. Marcelo C. Vieira, from the Rio de Janeiro State Institute of Cardiology, found when visiting 38 public places in 26 neighborhoods across the city, as part of his postgraduate research on Healthy and Sustainable Spaces More >
Like in a country town, the news in Vidigal at first travels in whispers. So it was with the information about the location of the UPP’s (Pacifying Police Unit) new base: “They are saying it will be in the square in Alto.” But it wasn’t until December 11th that the residents’ fears were confirmed: in a meeting at the Residents’ Association for the Village of Vidigal (AMVV), Captain Fabio and Lieutenant Dantas officially announced that the only recreational space in the community would be given up for a police base with an auditorium.
While they hurried to mobilize, contacting the appropriate authorities More >
Located at the Rocinha Sports Center, Manel Costa runs his ‘Acorda’ (Wake Up) capoeira school, where he trains over three hundred students from the community of Rocinha.
The group started in October 2004 and has been growing, expanding their work to various communities, training students in the Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. Manel and his teachers run classes in the communities of Rocinha, Berimbau, Maculele and Samba de Roda and also have branches in the cities of Petrópolis and the state of Minas.
Along with capoeira, the Acorda school runs youth tutoring, foreign language classes, theater classes, More >