Brazilians greet Olympic torch as flame nears Rio


Posted at Jul 17 2016 12:49 AM

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The Olympic torch is edging closer to Rio de Janeiro -- drumming up Games fever along its route.

Brazil's sailing and rowing crew were on the spotlight as the flame passed through the coastal city of Florianopolis.

The City of Gaspar was also on the torch's route with Brazilian basketball player Tiago Splitter doing the honors.

Before finally making it to Rio for the start of the Games, the torch will cross a total of 20,000 kilometers of Brazilian territory. – ANC, World Tonight, July 16, 2016

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