[Photo Gallery] Vanuatu’s Olympic team celebrates in Rio by cheering Brazil’s football team to victory

Members of Vanuatu’s Olympic team Yoshua Shing, Albert Iata, Joe Mahit and Ham Lulu are proud supporters of Brazil’s national football team, so when they got the chance to watch Brazil play Honduras in the Olympic football semifinal, oli stap jump. Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paolo followed the team and wrote a story (in Portuguese) about the their experience at the Rio Olympics. The six images below are just a selection from this story, there are more on their website:

Vanuatu’s Olympic team members Yoshua Shing, Albert Iata, Joe Mahit and Ham Lulu show their support for Brazil’s football team at Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Ricardo Borges/Folhapress

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Vanuatu’s womens’ beach volleyball team: A Fighting Chance

Last month we featured a preview of a new documentary about athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games coming up in August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The film features the story of Vanuatu beach volleyballers Linline Matauatu and Miller Pata.

Here’s the full 36-minute documentary: