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Brazilian Virtual Cycling is bronze in the Sport Innovation Award of the Brazilian Olympic Committee

The II Brazilian Olympic Congress took place on March 19 and 20, an event whose objective was Planning, a reference for the future for Olympic Sport and marks the beginning of a new cycle, in which planning will allow us to perceive the reality, evaluate the paths and build a future reference. National and international speakers will bring the perspective of the current world scenario, which presents rapid changes and great uncertainties.

The big news of this Congress was the Sport Innovation Award, which chose the best projects in management and innovation that presented concrete solutions to the challenges faced in national sport. Brazilian Virtual Cycling won third place in the competition, which clearly demonstrates that the project has great potential and has come to become a national sporting reference.

Daniel Pawel and Schubert Abreu - Brazilian Virtual Cycling / Marco La Porta - Brazilian Olympic Comitte Vice-President / Photo: Miriam Jeske/COB

“Even though it's a third place, it's an Olympic medal for us and for the project. Being among the top three in the Esporte Inovação Project is a great satisfaction. There is a great team behind those who are here in Congress and this award belongs to all of them. The idea of the project is precisely to bring electronic sports to the Olympic movement. The only difference compared to the street is that the athlete does not move. Today, we are the only ones in Latin America to do this type of work, of virtual discipline, using real cycling rules, real GPS data and real altimetry”, said Schubert Abreu-Technical Director of Brazilian Virtual Cycling. The works were chosen by means of voting, after going through two stages in a selection process by a committee formed by specialists in the areas of Sports Science and professors of the IOB courses. The contest, one of the novelties of the II Brazilian Olympic Congress, received projects that presented solutions to the challenges of management, training and other areas of sports science submitted by sports professionals and students.

Our special thanks to Technogym Brasil, Rouvy, Upmedal, Movin Indoor Training, Brazilian Confederation of Electronic Sports and the two-time Brazilian cycling champion Ricardo Alcici who went out of their way to help us on this journey in Salvador.


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