On August 8, 2008, the world admired the greatness of the Beijing Olympics. On Friday (4), after 14 years, the Chinese capital will receive again Olympic Gamesbut this time winter, and again with the impressive Bird’s Nest as the protagonist at the opening ceremony, which takes place from 9 a.m. (Brazilian time).
Despite the festive mood, the opening party of the Winter Games will not be Diplomatic representatives of the United States, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom, who boycotted to the event due to alleged human rights violations by the Chinese government. On the other hand, Holland states that it does not exist due to the epidemic. However, athletes from these countries will participate in the competitions.
Another absence in this edition will be North Korean athletes. The country was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) until the end of 2022 for not sending its delegation to last year’s Tokyo Games, due to the pandemic.
The Winter Olympics are held from February 4-20, with 2,500 athletes from 91 countries competing in sports such as curling, hockey, figure skating and figure skating.
Brazil has 11 representatives in Beijing: Edson Bendelati, Edson Martins, Eric Viana, Rafael Souza and Jefferson Sabino (sledge rink); Jacqueline Moreau, Eduarda Ribera and Manix Silva, from cross-country skiing; Nicole Silvera from Skeleton. Michel Macedo, from Alpine Skiing; The Sabrina Cass from Freestyle Skiing.
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How it is played on snowboard:
short track speed skating
Cross country skiing
Biathlon (skiing and shooting sports)
Common Nordic (ski jumping and cross-country skiing)
Brazil at the Winter Games
The flag bearer for the Brazilian delegation will be Edson Bendelati. The athlete holds the national record for participation in the Winter Games, with four Olympic Games under his belt. Another member of Team Brazil who will make history in this edition is Jacqueline Mourao, who reached eight Olympics in her career, between the Winter and Summer Games.
In all, Brazil made nine entries in the Winter Games. The first was in 1992, in Albertville, France. Since then, the country has participated in eight sports: downhill skiing, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, bobsledding, snowboarding, biathlon, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. In this edition, Nicole Silvera will be the first Brazilian to compete in the skeleton, which is Formula 1 for ice.
Although the opening ceremony will only take place on Friday (4), some styles have made their debut on Thursday (3), and A good start from Brazil. Competing in Freestyle Skating, Sabrina Cass He finished the race in 21st place and is looking for a place in the final next Sunday (6) in the second qualifying round.
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