Brazil first participated at the Olympic Games in 1920, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1928 Games. Brazil has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1992, though to this date no Brazilian athlete has won a medal in winter sports. Brazilian athletes have won a total of 108 medals, with volleyball, sailing and judo as the top medal-producing sports. 2012 was the year with more medals, 17, and 2004 had the most golds with 5. Furthermore, Vanderlei de Lima, the long-distance runner attacked during the marathon in Athens, has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal.
The National Olympic Committee for Brazil is the Brazilian Olympic Committee, and was created in 1914 and recognized in 1935. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will be the host city of 2016 Summer Olympics. This will be the first time that any country in South America and a lusophonie country will host the games.
A Little History
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America as well as the world's fifth-largest country by both area and population. The country is the largest to have Portuguese as an official language, and the only one in the Americas.
Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.
Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. Independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. The ratification of the first constitution in 1824 led to the formation of a bicameral legislature, now called the National Congress. The country became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup d'état. An authoritarian military junta came to power in 1964 and ruled until 1985, after which civilian governance resumed. Brazil's current constitution, formulated in 1988, defines it as a federal republic. The federation is composed of the union of the Federal District, the 26 states, and the 5,570 municipalities.
Brazil's economy is the world's ninth-largest by nominal GDP and seventh-largest by GDP (PPP) as of 2015. A member of the BRICS group, Brazil until 2010 had one of the world's fastest growing major economies, with its economic reforms giving the country new international recognition and influence. Brazil's national development bank plays an important role for the country's economic growth. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, BRICS, Unasul, Mercosul, Organization of American States, Organization of Ibero-American States, CPLP, and the Latin Union. Brazil is a regional power in Latin America and a middle power in international affairs, with some analysts identifying it as an emerging global power. One of the world's major breadbaskets, Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.
Brazilian Olympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed Brazilian triathletes to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Diogo Sclebin Triathlete
Diogo Sclebin was born on May 6, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Diogo represents Brazil since 2008, and is considered one of the most complete athletes in the three modes of Triathlon. He has accumulated many titles.
View full results history of Diogo Sclebin Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Pamella Oliveira Triathlete
Pamella Oliveira was born on October 7, 1987 in Vila Velha, Brazil. She won a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.The following year, she competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and 2015 PanAm Games.
View full results history of Pamella Oliveira Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Brazilian Paralympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed Brazilian paratriathletes to participate at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Fernando Aranha Paratriathlete
Fernando Aranha was born on October 4, 1978 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paratriathlon 2016 Gold Medal at the World Cup, Cup ParaTriathon in Yokohama - Japan 2015 Best athlete, Silver medal at Parapanamerican Cup in Mexico in 2013.
View full results history of Fernando Aranha Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Ana Raquel Lins Paratriathlete
Ana Raquel Lins was born in 1991 in Brazil. 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships. 2016 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships. 2015 BRA Paratriathlon National Championships.
View full results history of Ana Raquel Lins Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.
The Brazilian Triathlon Confederation is a non-profit, sports character, with a term of indefinite duration, formed by its affiliates, and aims to coordinate and organize all aspects of the practice and management of the Triathlon sport in Brazil.
The International Triathlon Union was founded one year later, on April 1, 1989, at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. A total of 30 National Federations attended the initial Congress and preparations were made for the sport’s first World Championships to be held in Avignon in August of 1989. At this meeting the Olympic distance was set at a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. More than 800 athletes representing 40 countries competed in the first World Championships. Canada’s Les McDonald was elected as ITU’s first president in 1989.