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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

5th CISM Military World Games in Rio

The 5th CISM Military World Games will be the largest military sporting event ever held in Brazil. The event will take place in Rio de Janeiro from July 16th to July 24th It will bring together about 8,000 participants. There will be approximately 6,000 athletes and 2,000 delegates from more than 100 countries. Twenty sports will be played, some unprecedented in military world games such as beach volleyball.  Brazil will participate with 250 athletes.
The cool thing about the Military Games,  that starts next Saturday, are the sports. Besides the traditional athletic games, soccer and volleyball, there are some  games that we never see in the Olympic Games, such as the military pentathlon  (shooting, swimming with obstacles,  cross-country racing through fields, launching grenades and an obstacle race).
There is also aeronautical pentathlon (shooting, fencing, swimming with obstacles, basketball, evasion and as further proof, the aircraft pentathlon , an air rally in order to test the piloting skills in planning a mission,  in low-altitude navigation and the time to meet various checkpoints) . There will be also skydiving, naval pentathlon and lots of fun games!

Anyone who wants to learn more about the event,  just go to

Rio 21ºC/70ºF
Beautiful winter sunny days!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

MNBA hosts the exhibition Rio: the art of animation

Who saw the movie Rio (and even those who did not see it) now have the chance to also see the exhibition . Behind the scenes of the worldwide success animation that so well represented our “Marvelous City”,  there is an exquisite creation process. And it is this differentiated experience that awaits visitors at the Rio: the art of animation exhibition , which will be open from July 8th to September 4th at the National Museum of Fine Arts. The opening show on the 7th, will be attended by the film's director, the carioca Carlos  Saldanha .

The exhibits range from the first pages of the script to the final film as has come to the screen. There you will be able to see storyboards , sketches of characters and scenarios, and the whole process of computer assembly, showing that the art of  computer graphics programs  join craft techniques  such as gouache, pastel, charcoal and clay modeling, that  still needed to make the quality aesthetic seen on screen.
Besides the Rio exhibition, you should take time to visit de museum. With a collection of abut 16,000 pieces, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes MNBA (National Museum of Fine Arts) in Rio de Janeiro presents itself as the leading art museum in Brazil, notably with regard to the production of the nineteenth century.

More information:
199 Rio Branco ave. - Centro
Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12pm to  5pm.
To get there is very easy, just take the subway to carioca station!

Rio 19°C/66ºF