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Olympic Torch Relay starts final leg in Rio

Olympic Torch Relay starts final leg in Rio

After 3 months and some-more than 300 cities, travelling by boat, bicycle and even surfing, a Olympic fire has reached a horde city of Rio de Janeiro.

It done a mystic tour opposite Rio’s Guanabara Bay on Wednesday 3 Aug in a hands of Olympic sailing champions Lars and Torben Grael.

The send was in a final days before lighting a Olympic Cauldron for a Opening Ceremony on 5 August.

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay - Day 93Rio 2016 / Marcos de Paula

This is a unequivocally special impulse in a story not usually of a city, though of a whole country.


Eduardo Paes
Rio de Janeiro Mayor


“Olympism has a set of values that multitude needs to increasingly incorporate. It means a universe that we all seek. A pacific place, with opposite nationalities, religions and orientations are respected.

“The tension of receiving this fire on interest of cariocas is indescribable.”

One of a initial torchbearers in Rio de Janeiro was Rebeca Moraes dos Santos, who is a tyro during a Olympic Experimental School (GEO), one of a legacies of Rio 2016, charity top-level sports training alongside educational teaching.

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay - Day 93Rio 2016 / Marcos de Paula

Next to lift a flame was Renato Luiz Feliciano Lourenço, or improved famous as Sorriso (“Smile”), who became famous as a travel cleaner, who samba danced while unconditional a Carnival arena, or Sambodromo.

“To know that we are partial of this event, to be partial of Rio de Janeiro, live in Rio, value a city and take it to a universe is unequivocally good,” he said.

“Who is carrying a flame currently is not Renato, though all a workers, breadwinners, travel sweepers. we wish this flame transmits peace, love, affection.”

Before nearing in a city, a send upheld by some of a beauty spots renouned with tourists on a hinterland of Rio including a beach city of Buzios.

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay - Day 91Rio 2016 / Marcos de Paula

Rowing legends and brothers Ricardo and Ronaldo Carvalho, who took partial in Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988, carried a flame on Monday 1 August.

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay - Day 91Rio 2016 / Marcos de Paula

“This city always played a partial of a lives as athletes and also of a convenience time with a family,” pronounced Ricardo.

“To have a payoff of carrying a flame in this miraculous city was a gift.”

René Silva, who lives in Morro do Adeus in a north of Rio and set adult a favela journal Voz das Comunidades for Complexo do Alemão aged 11, carried a flame once again, carrying also been a torchbearer during London 2012.

“The journal was a approach of display that we were and are important, of revelation a stories, of valuing us. Carrying a flame is another approach of holding my village to a world,” he said.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay has 3 Presenting Partners: Worldwide TOP Partner Coca-Cola, that continues a longstanding support for Olympic flame relays, and internal Partners Bradesco and Nissan. For serve information, greatfully revisit a Rio 2016 website.

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