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Sports

Sports Activities in Brazil

Here you will find exciting information about sports in and from Brazil. We have compiled some worthwhile information for you.

Everything in Brazil revolves around soccer and cheering on the Brazilian national team. The Brazilians have already won the world championship title five times and so many exceptional players come from Brazil. From Pelé to Garrincha, from Ronaldo to Kaká - Brazil has produced some of the best players in the history of world soccer. Who are they?

October 01, 2015

The starting point of a Brazil trip is usually Rio de Janeiro, where life takes place on the beach. The beachgoers like it most active, be it swimming, surfing, or beach volleyball. Read more about Rio's competition to determine the king and queen of beach sports.

What does SUP stand for? The explanation is not as simple as explaining multiplication tables to someone. SUP stands for Stand Up Paddle. But it is more than just sport. It's about being on the water, breathing fresh air, and sharing the experience with (often animal) friends. This is exactly what you can experience on a vacation on a Brazil trip. A paddle, a board, and water - that's all you need. It is about leaving behind a small piece of everyday life, paddle by paddle, enjoying the nature around you, and relaxing.

It's been almost eight weeks since the German national team celebrated the World Cup title at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. For the World Cup 2014, it was hardly possible to turn on the TV or radio without zapping into a report about Brazil Travel, a coverage, stories of Brazil Vacations, or a documentary about Brazil. In the meantime, the amount of contributions has been reduced to the usual news. Is Brazil at the moment still in the minds of the rest of the world population after the World Cup, or rather: How has the people's image of the largest country in South America developed?

If you are on a Brazil trip to the Amazon during the spring in Northeast of the United States, you have a great chance to witness a spectacular natural spectacle. Every year between February and May, at the end of the rainy season, a gigantic wave is created in the Atlantic Ocean, which makes its way for miles upstream. You can also meet the best surfers in the world, who are trying to ride the wave for twenty minutes or more.

While winter reigns in the northern hemisphere, Brazil and other southern countries attract with summer and sun. Best conditions for a Brazil trip and a good opportunity to try one of the most popular sports of the Brazilians: surfing. Find out where the good surfing spots in Brazil are located and learn more about the young Brazilian Gabriel Medina. He was the first Brazilian and South American to win the world surfing championship title on Friday, December 19th, 2014.

Besides soccer, carnival, and samba, there is another passion that the Brazilians have probably been born with: Capoeira. This mix of aesthetic martial arts, self-defense, and dance with African roots reflects the cultural richness of Brazil and is therefore a special highlight for many vacationers on a trip to Brazil. Learn more about it.

Soccer is the number one national sport in Brazil. But almost as popular is Capoeira. This fast-paced mixture of dance, fighting techniques, singing and music brings a holistic experience.

Capoeira is and has always been more than a simple sport. Read here what makes the Brazilian national sport so unique.

Get inspiration for your fitness program in Brazil!

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