Rio: City of Sport

Rio: City of Sport

Explore the story of sport in Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the two greatest sporting events on earth - the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
6 Episodes
Rio: City of Sport - Olympic Sports

Olympic Sports

The episode looks at the numerous exciting Olympic sports that will feature in the 2016 Games as well as the athletes who are preparing to compete, including Golf, Rugby 7s, synchronised swimming, judo, rowing and track and field.
Rio: City of Sport - The Forest

The Forest

The city's proximity to the forest has enabled extreme sports to flourish including downhill mountain-biking, rock-climbing, downhill skateboarding, paragliding and hang-gliding; all of which feature in this episode.
Rio: City of Sport - Combat Sport

Combat Sport

Rio: City of Sport enters the gyms and studios of Rio to discover a plethora of combat sports from amateur to Olympic level, including Boxing, Judo, Capoeira, Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Rio: City of Sport - Urban Sports

Urban Sports

The episode delves into Rio's gutsy extreme sports scene including BMX, skateboarding and inline skate, seeing where town planners have accidentally created an urban sports paradise.
Rio: City of Sport - The Beach

The Beach

We go surfing, kitesurfing and play beach volleyball with both youngsters and professionals who live and train in the city, for high adrenaline sports action.
Rio: City of Sport - Football Passion

Football Passion

We explore the passion for football that exists in Rio, from kids , through to Rio's top flight clubs