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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, June 20th, the Festival Esportivo Transforma event in Jacarepaguá will showcase what it is like to be an athlete of one of the 42 Olympic and 23 Paralympic sports, as attendees can try out some of the disciplines with instructions from professional Brazilian athletes.

The event is for both children and adults, who can try sports they might not even have heard about. Some disciplines showed on Saturday are archery, goalball, hockey, basketball in a wheelchair, and the two sports making an Olympic comeback: Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?