Chinese-Brazilian mascot to debut at Rio ’16 Olympics

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Brazil will make its first appearance in the sport of Badminton at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. It’s one of the few sports that already has its own mascot: a Chinese-Brazilian character, whose name was chosen by public vote to help build interest in a sport that is relatively unknown in the football-crazy nation of Brazil. CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco filed this report from Rio.
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Chinese-Brazilian character to debut at Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Brazil will make its first appearance in the sport of Badminton at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. It's one of the few sports that already has its own mascot: a Chinese-Brazilian character, whose name was chosen by public vote to help build interest in a sport that is relatively unknown in a football-crazy nation.