Since 1989 Trying to Understand Brazil


cheap cocktail dresses


Brazilian Male Enhancement Review at


Brazilian Breasts Enlargement Cream


Brazilian Top Breast Enlargement Reviews


Brazilian Male Enhancement Pills at


bruidsmeisjes jurken


vestidos de noche




Cheap Prom Dresses


Churrasco Equipment and Brazilian Meat Skewers


Vestidos Noiva em


Australia Fashion Online Outlet store


Robe de cocktail


Our good partner provides wide selections of products at best price for worldwide free shipping.


Cheap Dre Beats


Buy Cheap Nike Mercurial Soccer Cleats from MercurialCity now!


Shopping Reviews


Custom Search

Who's Online

We have 744 guests online


Members : 4439
Content : 13168
Content View Hits : 81182248

Search BrazzilMag

Brazil in the Olympics: Only 4 Golds. Still a Record. PDF Print E-mail
2004 - August 2004
Written by Newsroom   
Monday, 30 August 2004 14:52

Brazil went back home with 10 medals from the Athens Olympic Games, which ended Sunday, August 29, in a ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in the Greek capital. From now on, international athletic attention will be focused on Beijing (China), host of the next Olympics, in 2008.

For 17 days events were held in various sports categories. Brazil achieved one of its best results ever in Olympic competitions, obtaining 10 medals, including 4 gold (a record), 3 silver, and 3 bronze.

In the last day Brazilians took the winners' stand twice. First, the men's volleyball team, which won the gold medal by defeating Italy in the finals.

Then, the Brazilian long-distance runner, Vanderlei Lima, who won the bronze medal in the men's marathon, even after being attacked by a man in costume, who ran into the street and dragged him into the crowd.

Brazil took a strong sailing team to Athens, no doubt about that. The team of Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira won a gold medal for the country in the Star Race. The feat makes Grael the country's greatest ever Olympic athlete with five medals—two of them gold.

The other Brazilian gold medals in the Athens games were in men's beach volleyball (Ricardo e Emanuel), who defeated Spain 21 to 16 and 21 to 15, and Robert Scheidt who won the Laser Class sailing competition.

One silver medal was won in women's beach volleyball by Adriana Behar and Shelda. Two bronze medals were won in judo  by Flavio Canto and Leandro Guilheiro. 

Getting Better

In June, Brazil held the first National Conference on Sports. The focus of the meeting was on sports as a factor of social inclusion, education, and development.

According to the Minister of Sports, Agnelo Queiroz, the conference marked the beginning of sports as a State policy, serving as a tool to help human development in Brazil.

In Queiroz's view, it is necessary "to create a culture of sports being practiced by all, to live longer, with quality of life and far removed from diseases."

For the Minister, sports can be the instrument for social inclusion, "because it is a cheap and pleasurable activity, which children and adolescents want to practice, occupying their spare time."

The Minister also argued that funds need to be provided for sports. According to him, the government is studying the creation of a fiscal incentive law for firms to sponsor sports.

The Ministry of Sports reports that it will install five centers for gymnasts around the country. Queiroz declared that the idea is to use existing facilities and adapt them for Olympic gymnastics, which will reduce costs. He revealed that the necessary equipment will cost US$ 100,000 (300,000 reais). The first of the new centers will be in Manaus, state of Amazon.

The minister also announced that the Ukrainian, Oleg Ostapenko, who trained the Brazilian Olympic team will be an assistant at the new centers.

Agência Brasil

Comments (9)Add Comment
Re.: Personal Add
written by Guest, June 22, 2005
Dear Ladies and Gemtlemen,

my name is Carlo Lorenzo Di Bernadini III., I would like to publish in Brazil a personal add. Could that be done with your Magazine or do I have to find an popular daily Paper, to place an successful personal Advertisement ?
I am not living in Brazil , but permanently in Belize, and at the Moment for Business Reasons in Lima Peru.
I can be contacted either by E-Mail at :
Fax 00 51 1 241 83 68
Tel 0051 1 9321 37 33

Your soonest reply would be highly appreciated.

Carlo Lorenzo Di Bernadini III.
written by friv de friv, January 11, 2014
Athens Olympic Games and what has been done is remarkable, it's all what effort and dedication is very dear.¬
written by OMG, May 22, 2014
i love u fantasia n by the way my nickname is tasia I love u so much n everybody at my school love u n think u are my sis lol I love u n ur songs so much love u booo Friv
friv 2
written by friv 2, June 20, 2014
I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.
written by Kizi, July 12, 2014
If you still have no idea what this means, don't worry about it, because you can always...
Good post
written by kizi 2, September 07, 2014
I really like the information you share. Thank you
written by kizi 2, September 07, 2014
Good post. I like it. Thanks
Kizi 2
written by kizi 2, September 07, 2014
Good post. I like it. Thanks
Kizi 2
written by kizi games, September 07, 2014
Do you know this site is not. Here is the web page will give you moments of relaxation is effective in your daily work life and especially when you are tired it will help you alleviate dispel fatigue fatigue. you try it

Write comment

security code
Write the displayed characters

Joomla 1.5 Templates by Joomlashack
Unable to locate the file:ad_network_ads.txt