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23. - 28. JULY 2018 - HJØRRING - DENMARK

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 The Olympic Torch

 As everybody knows the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will start with the opening ceremony on the evening of Friday 5 August in the Maracanã stadium. Presently, there is actually an Olympic torchbearer at Dana Cup 2016.

On July 24th the founder of the Brazilian football club Pequeninos do Jockey in São Paulo, 82-year-old José Guimarães Júnior, had the special honour of carrying the Olympic torch on its way to the opening stadium. He was chosen to participate in the Olympic torch relay in order to honour him for his long work with kids in the suburbs.

When asked about what it was like to carry the Olympic torch, José Guimarães Júnior says with passion in his voice: 'It was an honour so great that no money could buy this.' Despite running with the Olympic on July 24 he still wanted to fly straight to Dana Cup to support his team and because it might also be the last time he visits.

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