Hosting the Olympic games is a huge honor for any city. The games bring lots of people, parties, and improvements to the city. It is so exciting for the people of Rio, Brazil!
Brazil has won Olympic medals in soccer, volleyball, sailing and judo. Do you remember Brazil’s tween girl’s favorite sport? It’s soccer — or as Brazilians call it, football! Both girls and boys play soccer everywhere – on soccer fields, in parks, in open fields and even in the streets.
Fun Facts About Rio:
- Rio was founded by Portuguese soldiers in 1565—almost 450 years ago.
- Rio is a beautiful city with both beaches and mountains, and is famous for its parades and carnivals.
- Rio is the first city in all of South America to host Olympic games! Cheers!