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Many Brazilians love football and beach volleyball. In the city of Rio de Janeiro there soon to see both, and at the Olympic Games. Also on a famous beach will be fighting for gold. It pleased the 13 year old Julia.
Rio de Janeiro. Still, Julia in Rio de Janeiro can curve around with her skateboard on the promenade. Her mother she is together on a famous beach: Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. This is a big city in Brazil, near the sea. As of August, the whole world on this place will look. There, the Olympics take place this year. More than 10,000 athletes competing at the competitions in different sports. Thousands of visitors will travel to Rio for this.
“I look forward huge”, says Julia. She is 13 years old and lives in the city. The girl loves sports, especially skateboarding and volleyball. “I train here every Wednesday and Friday with my friends”, said Julia.
There are two types of volleyball at the Olympics. An athletes compete against each other in the Hall, the other on the beach. Beach “beach” is called in English (spoken: biitsch). Therefore, the sport is also beach volleyball.
Beach Volleyball is much more fun than volleyball at school Julia. “In the sand you can move better, always the sea view”, she says. She plays with her friends in bright green jerseys, there is much laughed, but also fought points. Julia’s dream is to play me like a pro.
Located on Copacabana beach, just 1 km from the training ground, a huge beach volleyball stadium is built in the middle of the sand. There, 12,000 people can follow the Games gold medals. After the competitions, the stands will be built again.
Whether Julia is going into the stadium? “No, but we have unfortunately no money,” she says. “But I’m going to look at everything in television.” You hope that a team from Brazil ends up in the first place.
The opening ceremony will be a great show that you cannot miss
Julia coming often to a work of art from sand beachfront. This is the work of Patrick Alves and his father. The two have built as the Olympic torch made of sand.
“I must there water always, else smashed ground everything”, says Patrick. Because in Rio the Sun almost always shines.
Tourists pay money for it, to let himself be photographed with the artwork. On a good day, Patrick deserves to 30 euro. “I hope for a good deal to Olympia”, he says.
However, there are also people who are against Olympic. The competitions are very expensive, because many new stadiums and a new subway line were built. This money might be missing for other things, for example, for schools and hospitals, they say.
Patrick still looks forward to the first Olympics in South America – just like Julia. “That is certainly a big party”, she believes. On Copacabana beach, it will be then probably so full that Julia no longer comes through with her skateboard. But that doesn’t matter to you. Perhaps Brazil WINS for Yes gold in beach volleyball.