Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Rio Marks 5 Years to Go

Andre Brasil in attendance at event 09 Sep 2011 By IPC

On 7 September, Brazil celebrated five years to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a presentation by Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the President of the Rio 2016 Committee, inside the Auditorium of the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

Brazil’s own Paralympic swimming sensation, Andre Brasil, a four-time gold medalist in Beijing, was in attendance, as journalist Flavia Cintra led a conversation with different athletes.

Rio 2016 will mark the first time ever that the Paralympic Games take place in South America, and Para-Canoe and Para-Triathlon will make their Paralympic Games debuts.

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