OLYMPIANS, PARALYMPIANS JOIN RIO OLYMPIC CELEBRATION
Apr 26, 2016
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, and in cooperation with the Jordanian Olympic Committee, the Brazilian Embassy in Amman has hosted an event to celebrate this summer’s Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5.
With a distinct Brazilian flavour, the evening at the Grand Hyatt Amman was part of a week-long celebration of Brazilian culture and attracted boxer Hussein Ishaiash and taekwondo star Ahmad Abu Ghaush who have already qualified to this summer’s event.
They were joined by Paralympic shot putters Ahmad Hindi and Amer Abdulaziz, who will be part of a record sized delegation from Jordan that will participate in the Paralympic Games taking place shortly after the Olympics, also in Rio de Janeiro.
And to make the occasion extra special, Jordan Paralympic Committee President HRH Prince Raad bin Zaid attended to show his support along with Jordan Olympic Committee Secretary General Lana Al Jaghbeer.
As a way of promoting the richness and diversity of Brazilian culture, the Commemorative Dinner was a part of the Brazilian Food Festival from April 19-27 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, with Chefs Alessandro and Daniela Panizzi bringing the flavors of Brazil to the Jordanian public.
A series of performances by the acclaimed Grupo Raiz offered the cream of Brazilian music every night from during the Festival.
The Commemorative Dinner was sponsored by Olympic partners Panasonic, Bridgestone and Sadia.
The Brazilian Food Festival and the Grupo Raiz performances were sponsored by Manaseer Auto, Grand Hyatt, Turkish Airways, Panasonic, Bridgestone and Investbank, and supported by Akkad, Sadia, Zumot, Brazilian Coffee House, Fanem, Tramontina and the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.