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Brazil’s 2016 Olympic Team is Their Largest Ever with 462 Athletes

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although the qualifications for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have not been completed, with less than three weeks to go until the Opening ceremony on August 5th, some countries are announcing their teams. Brazil as the host nation will have the largest delegation in its history of the Olympics - with 462 athletes, 209 women and 253 men.

The Olympic host nation is generally given an automatic qualification in each sport, and Brazil is prepared to make the most of the opportunity. Before 2016, the largest team Brazil brought to the Olympic . . .

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