Uruguay’s small Olympic delegation, composed by 17 members, did not win medals in Rio 2016, but inspired sports fans with good individual results, particularly in athletics, where milestones were achieved for the country.
Being at the podium in Brazil was almost utopic for Uruguay, especially due to the fact that it did not participate in football, a sport in which the country has won various world and continental titles.
August 4th, 2016
The President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and also head of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), Uruguayan Julio Cesar Maglione, asserted today, after the Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), that he expects American Michael Phelps will be the star of the Games that will begin this Friday in Rio.
The Olympic Committee of Puerto Rico and its president Sara Rosario Vélez are thrilled, due to the fact that the country won its first gold medal in the Olympic Games, through tennis player Mónica Puig.
Puerto Rico expects the arrival to the island of their new national heroine, Mónica Puig, whose gold medal is the greatest award achieved by an athlete of this country, a success that goes even further that sport.
The president of the Organizing Committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Carlos Nuzman, asserted today that the best place in the world at this moment is Rio de Janeiro, now that the Olympic dream has come true.
Carlos Nuzman is also second vice president of the Pan American Sports Organization and president of the Olympic Committee of Brazil.
Grenada, member of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), achieved its second medal in the history of the Olympic Games, now in Rio 2016.
Both medals have been won by the same athlete, runner Kirani James in the 400 meters event. In London he won the gold medal, then the first one for the small Caribbean country.