Rio unusual numbers on the host city of the Paralympic Games


Rio is celebrating! After hosting the Olympic Games, this iconic Brazilian city is preparing to welcome more than 4,000 athletes who have passed the selection tests in the Paralympic Games. on this occasion, we offer a review of the 2016 Olympics and unusual figures of Rio that will help you look like a carioca during your next stay in Brazil.

Olympics 2016: Time for assessment

at the dawn of Paralympics , which will be held for the first time in South America, it's time to take stock of the 2016 Olympics were the first to be held in South America. Excessive as always, they gathered 10,500 athletes from 206 different countries. Side medals, the France team has defended the national colors by winning a total of 42 medals including 10 gold. From September 7 to 18, the 126 French athletes who have qualified for the Paralympic Games will try for their part to do better in London in 2012 where they won 45 medals including 8 gold.

Infographic: Rio in some unusual facts

If athletes like Usain Bolt shone on the slopes and the tatami, Rio was the real star of these Olympics. The one rightly nicknamed the marvelous city is a fascinating metropolis where everyday is a mix of traditions and futurism, planning and lush nature.

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, this megalopolis of 6 million people opens a wide bay with the paradise beach of Copacabana, which meet every year more than 2 million person to celebrate the New year. Dancing all year to the rhythm of samba, Rio is of course famous for its carnival, but also for its Sugar Loaf, this rocky outcrop topped by the statue of Christ the Redeemer which is the symbol of the city. Sports junkies can find no satisfaction Olympiad visiting such famous Maracana stadium, one of the largest in the world, where was held the World Cup football in 1950.

You already imagine sipping a ca I pirinha on one of the beautiful beaches offered by the city? Here is a colorful infographic concocted by the compare flights idealo that will allow you to wait and learn more about the city of Rio!