The Olympic Games Rio 2016 and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 was an event held for the first time in South America. It was held from 5-21 Aug 2016 (Olympics) and 7-18 Sep 2016 (Paralympics) in Rio de Janeiro. The scope of events in the Olympic Games, is a large scale production with substantial media and public impact. The emphasis on sport has seen the city of Rio experience several important events since 2007.

Dr Ricardo Uvinha made use of this opportunity to experience this unique event. Dr Ricardo also chaired the symposium titled “Leisure, Tourism and Sports as an Interdisciplinary approach of the Olympic Legacy” at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS 2016) from 31 August to the 4th September in São Paulo, Brazil. Prof Nara Rejane Oliveira (also a board member of BRICSCESS) was also part of this symposium.

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