Rio Torch Relay Day 76: Five Cities In The State of São Paulo

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro, the Rio2016 Facbeook page is posting brilliant and spectacular images from one of the world’s unique and most beautiful landscapes. Each day until August 5th, we will bring you these stunning images.

The Olympic torch continued its journey through the state of São Paulo on the 76th day of the torch relay, travelling through five different cities.

It began in Sorocaba, the eighth largest city in the state of São Paulo. With a population of nearly 650,000, the city has been undergoing extensive urbanization projects to improve streets and infrastructure. It is home to many tourist attractions, including “Quinzinho de Barros”, the city zoo which is one of the largest in South America.

It then travelled through Tatuí, a city of 117,000 people known as “Music City”. It has the largest music school in Latin America and is known as the center of excellence in music teaching in Latin America. The torch trudged onto the city of Botucatu, home to 140,000.

The torch then moved onto Lençois Paulista and finally Bauru. Lençois Paulista is home to the largest library in the state and is home to 66,000, while Bauru is a major urban center in the state due to a strong service sector, many college campuses and the city’s location being at a junction of three railroads and highways.

Check out the images from day 76:

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Fernando Soutello

Rio2016/Fernando Soutello

Rio2016/Fernando Soutello

Rio2016/Fernando Soutello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Fernando Soutello

Rio2016/Fernando Soutello

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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