segunda-feira, 10 de setembro de 2012

Rio 2016™receives the Paralympic flag

During the London 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony, Rio de Janeiro has received the Paralympic flag. The flag handover ceremony counted on the presence of artists like Carlinhos Brown.

The athletes Ádria Santos and Daniel Dias took part in the show and appeared next to the Rio 2016™Paralympic brand.

The gig with Herbert Vianna, who became a paraplegic after an ultra-light plane accident in 2001, and Paralamas do Sucesso was one of the highest points of the handover ceremony.
The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, has received the Paralympic flag and lands in Rio de Janeiro this Monday’s afternoon.
Photos: Wander Roberto / Rio 2016™

sexta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2012

Press conference marks four years to go for the start of the Rio 2016™ Paralympic Games

This September 7th, Brazil's Independence Day, marks exactly four years to go for the start of the Rio 2016Paralympic Games . In London, the CEO of the Rio 2016 Games Organising Committeee, Leonardo Gryner, attended a press conference with authorities and personalities involved in the ceremony of the Paralympic flag handover to Rio de Janeiro.

Carlinhos Brown, Thalma de Freitas and João Barone, from Paralamas do Sucesso, attended the event and were excited by the proximity of the Paralympic flag handover to Rio de Janeiro. 

During the press conference, journalists from all around the world have been informed about the presentation this Sunday and asked questions about the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
 Photos: Wander Roberto / Rio 2016

terça-feira, 4 de setembro de 2012

“Paralympic Shark”, Clodoaldo Silva visits exhibitions at Casa Brasil

The Paralympic mega-champion Clodoaldo Silva paid a visit to the Brazilian exhibitions at Casa Brasil, at Somerset House in London this Tuesday.

The athlete, who holds the greater number of Paralympic medals amongst Brazilians, next to the former sprinter Ádria Santos, checked out the contemporary arts and design exhibition “From the Margin to the Edge”.

Clodoaldo has a cerebral palsy due to lack of oxygen at birth, which has affected his legs movement and has caused a slight lack of coordination. The “Paralympic Shark” has also visited the exhibition “Brasil: The time is now.”

Since Beijing 2008, Clodoaldo has been competing in the S5 sport class category. In the latest edition of the Paralympic Games where he competed in the S4 category at the Athens Games in 2004, he won six gold medals. Finally, the athlete has visited the exhibition “Passion and Transformation” that shows the transformation process that Rio de Janeiro is going through since it has been elected host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Photos: Wander Roberto / Rio 2016™

segunda-feira, 3 de setembro de 2012

National Paralympic Committees visit exhibitions in Casa Brasil

Rio 2016 ™ is performing in London a series of breakfasts for the National Paralympic Committees, in order for those to have an initial contact with representatives of the Rio 2016™ Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committees. The first breakfast was held last weekend and on the occasion representatives of the NPC’s had the chance to see the contemporary art and design exhibitions in Casa Brasil.

Aside from attending a presentation with the project for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016™, the NPC’s representatives received support materials and the Rio 2016™ Pre-Paralympic Games Training Camps Guides which was launched at the time.

Photos: Wander Roberto / Rio 2016™

sábado, 1 de setembro de 2012

Patients and staff from Saint Thomas hospital in London showed support for Rio 2016™

Rio 2016employees visited Saint Thomas Hospital in central London on Friday. During the visit, the Rio 2016team was thrilled with the support and care shown by patients and staff from the unit. The cake below was baked specially for the occasion.
The action provided unforgettable moments for the Rio 2016 team. The Olympic medallist and Rio 2016 Sport Competition Manager Ricardo Prado was present at the event and took pictures with patients and staff from the unit.
Photos: Wander Roberto / Rio 2016

sexta-feira, 31 de agosto de 2012

Samsung video celebrates the sportsmanship of the Paralympic Movement

A video on You Tube calls attention for showing the sportsmanship and competitive spirit of the Paralympic Movement. The video shows that competing at the Paralympic Games is not related to having a disability or not, but to the athletes'enthusiasm. Check out:

On YouTube, the video by Samsung, Rio 2016 worldwide olympic partner, is followed by the message below:

Sport doesn't care where you're from, if you're a man or a woman, tall, thin, big or short. Sport doesn't care how you got here, how much money you make, what you believe in or not. It doesn't care if you have two legs, one leg or wheels. Sport only cares that you're here to take part and give your all to win.

quinta-feira, 30 de agosto de 2012

IPC discloses images captured by cameras incorporated Paralympic delegations

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released images captured by cameras imbedded into national Paralympic delegation members during the preparation and the parade of the national delegations during the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London. This is the 14th edition of the Summer Paralympic Games and it's the first time that the IPC promotes such an action.