300+ Members of Chinese Olympic Team to Prepare for Rio in Sao Paulo

It was announced that a huge portion of the Chinese Olympic team will travel to Brazil soon to begin final preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games.

According to the Huffington Post, more than 300 athletes from China will head to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo to train for the Games. Beginning on June 22, these competitors will be training in Sao Paulo, which is located down the Brazilian coast from Rio de Janeiro.

The athletic club Pinheiros, which has over 38,000 members, and is the location of much of sprint great Cesar Cielo‘s youth training, will host the Chinese team. Pinheiros fields teams for much more than just swimming– they also offer basketball, judo, tennis, volleyball, track & field, and water polo.

The Chinese team will include “athletes in swimming, gymnastics, football, tennis, rugby, water polo, volleyball, fencing, boxing, table tennis, badminton, synchronized swimming, modern pentathlon and taekwondo.”

The 2016 Olympic Games are less than two months away, and they’re set to open on August 5th in Rio de Janeiro. China, usually a top competitor on the medal table in the Summer Olympics, will look to bring home as much hardware as possible again this summer.

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Coach Mike 1952

Article title says Sao Puolo. Might want to change that to “Paulo” – international relations & all that, you know. Thanks.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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