‘Changing the cultural landscape’: English engineers, American missionaries, and the YMCA bring sports to Brazil – the 1870s to the 1930s

  title={‘Changing the cultural landscape’: English engineers, American missionaries, and the YMCA bring sports to Brazil – the 1870s to the 1930s},
  author={Claudia M Guedes},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={2594 - 2608}
  • Claudia M Guedes
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Political Science, Education
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
On 2 October 2009 the New York Times announced that the IOC had selected Rio de Janeiro as the site of the 2016 Olympic Games – the first to take place in South America. If it had not been for English and Scottish engineers, who had brought futebol (soccer) to Brazil in the late 1800s, and other sports that American missionaries and the YMCA introduced this might never had occurred. Following the Civil War (1861–65) American interest in spreading the Christian gospel abroad grew considerably… 
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