Rio State Offers Free Sports Programs for Youths and Seniors

One of the main centers of the Esporte RJ project is the Mangueira Olympic Village, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Esporte RJ (Sport RJ) project, provided by Rio's Secretary of State for Sport, Leisure and Youth (SEELJE), has resumed activities for the start of the 2017 season. The free program is available to children and young people, as well as senior citizens.

Since its resumption in June 2016, authorities report Esporte RJ has already added 57 centers in the capital and in the Metropolitan Region, thirty in the interior of the state, and thirty in communities with UPPs

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