Sport builds team discipline in poorer Sao Paulo community

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In next year’s Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, rugby – in the form of rugby sevens – will be part of the competition, for the first time since 1924. Unlike football, the game is not well known in Brazil. It has traditionally only been taught at elite private schools. But, the game is also being played in one of Sao Paulo’s poorer communities, as part of an innovative project to help its younger residents.CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs filed this report from¬†Paraisopolis, Brazil.

Sport builds team discipline in poorer Sao Paulo community

Sport builds team discipline in poorer Sao Paulo community

In next year's Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, rugby - in the form of rugby sevens - will be part of the competition, for the first time since 1924. Unlike football, the game is not well known in Brazil. It has traditionally only been taught at elite private schools. But, the game is also being played in one of Sao Paulo's poorer communities, as part of an innovative project to help its younger residents.