Image for BrazilNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 30 minutes

Matthew Pinsent travels to Rio - host city of the 2016 Olympics - to meet young athletes hoping to compete there, and at London 2012.

He meets a young man who's father's death at the hands of drug lords spurred him to take up boxing.

Four brothers tell of their dreams of playing rugby at the Rio Olympics.

And a young judo fighter from the north of Brazil explains why it's not always best to listen to mum.


Matthew Pinsent


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss