Saturday, August 20, 2016

Group of nudists in Rio stage their own games by hosting naked Olympics on beach

Group of nudists in Rio stage their own games by hosting naked Olympics on beach
Forget the actual Olympics, it’s all going down on Abrico Beach in Rio. 
A group of naturists have gone right back to basics and are staging their own naked Olympics as a tribute to the ancient Greeks.

The brave group are competing in a series of energetic contests every weekend to celebrate the Olympics taking place just nine miles away.
Organisers of the Abrico beach games are encouraging everyone to get involved – so long as they’re prepared to strip off.
PIC BY ROBSON COELHO/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Tug of war between girls versus boys on Abrico Beach in Rio.) - A group of brave nudists are competing in Rios NAKED Olympics every weekend, in a stripped back version of the Games. The sporty naturists wear just a suntan as they vie for medals in football, beach volleyball, swimming, sprinting and race walking on Rios only nudist beach. There are also extra non-Olympic sports such as the tug of war, surfing, which is due to debut at the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, and Peteca, a traditional game in Brazil which is played with a hand shuttlecock. The stark-naked games on the dedicated naturist Abrico beach in Grumari are a throwback to the ancient Greek athletes who also played in the nude to honour the gods. According to Organisers of the Praia do Abrico (Abrico Beach) Olympic Games, people of all ages and all shapes and sizes are welcome. SEE CATERS COPY

They said: ‘There is no point worrying about what you look like when you bend over to pick up the ball, getting embarrassed when you fall over with your legs up in the air or bothering about your bits jiggling as you sprint for the finishing line.’
Games being played include football, beach volleyball, swimming, sprinting and race walking as well as non-Olympic sports such as tug of war and surfing.
Naturist Elisangela Santiago, who runs Rio’s Abrico Beach Naturist Association, said: ‘We decided we wanted to enjoy the Olympics in a novel and liberating way that paid tribute to the origins of the sport.
‘We have lined up a few fun games for people to get involved in. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got an athletic bone in your body, the whole idea is to push out the boundaries and have plenty of legitimate fun while you happen to be naked.
‘Our games are all about encouraging people to feel good about themselves and promote a healthy and positive way of living freely and be at one with nature.’
The naturist beach is located in a remote area of Rio, which is hidden by mountains that line the coast. It is only nine miles from the Olympic city in Barra da Tijuca.

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