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By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Last Sunday saw the closing ceremony of the first ever South American Beach Games and victory for the Brazilian contingent. The competition, supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), took place in Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay, between December 3 and 13.

The ten disciplines were divided into four categories: Sand, (which comprised Beach Soccer, Beach Handball, Beach Rugby and Beach Volleyball), Water, (which gathered Surfing, Swimming, Water Ski and Sailing), Land-Water, (created to include Triathlon), and Exhibition, which was comprised of the various fitness competitions.

After eleven days of . . .

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