Discovering Sport and Diplomacy on the Beach

By bd18|September 13, 2016|Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy|0 comments

By Dr J Simon Rofe Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain provided a stunning backdrop to the Beach Volleyball at the Rio 2016 Olympics.  It is a sport, which perhaps more than any other, has the greatest cultural resonance with Rio de Janeiro, and so it was entirely appropriate that Bruno Schmidt and Alison Cerutti should win gold for Brazil in the men’s event; whilst Ágatha Bednarczuk and Bárbara Seixas won

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