Rio’s Olympic Park in Barra Hosts Jogos da Baixada

Brazil's Minister of Sports, Leonardo Picciani, kicked off the 2017 Jogos da Baixada at an opening ceremony held at Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, June 10th, Rio's Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca reopened once again for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Jogos da Baixada (Baixada Games).

Now in its twentieth year, the Jogos da Baixada is considered the largest sports event in Rio de Janeiro representing the region of Baixada Fluminense.

The games feature three thousand young athletes from fourteen municipalities in the region competing in . . .

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