The Summer Olympic Games 2016 runs from August 5–21st for the first time ever in South America. Brazil won the bid in 2009 and will host over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries in Rio de Janeiro.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll focus on how to pray for Brazil, how to use the topic of the Olympics as a springboard for the gospel, and how athletic imagery can encourage us in our Christian walk.

Here are a few helpful links to learn a little more about Brazil and the Olympics: