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Global growth markets: Brazil

Population (world rank)*
203,429,773 (5th)
0-14 years: 26.2%
15-64 years: 67.0%
65 years and over: 6.7%
Population growth rate: +1.1%
* 2011 estimates



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Helio Castroneves
Media

BandSports
ESPN Brazil
PFC Internacional
SporTV


Athletes
Pelé (soccer, retired)
Ronaldo (soccer, retired)
Ronaldinho (soccer)
Helio Castroneves (IndyCar)
Tony Kanaan (IndyCar)
Nene, Denver Nuggets (NBA)
Leandro Barbosa, Toronto Raptors (NBA)
Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)


Key Sports Executives
Orlando Silva, Brazil sports minister
Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee



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Brazil will play host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.


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Brazilian Basketball League


Upcoming Sporting Events
2011 ATP Brasil Open
2011 Formula One Grande Premio Do Brasil 2011
2014 FIFA World Cup
2016 Olympic Summer Games
2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games
Leagues and Governing Bodies
Soccer
Governing body: Brazilian Football Confederation
President: Ricardo Terra Teixeira
National league: Serie A (20 teams)

Volleyball
Governing body: Brazilian Volleyball Confederation
President: Ary Graça Filho
National league: Brazilian Volleyball Superleague (15 teams)

Basketball
Governing body: Brazilian Basketball Confederation
President: Carlos Boaventura Correa Nunes
National league: Brazilian Basketball League (15 teams)


Recent Sports Headlines
Blatter warns Brazil over slow pace of World Cup preparations
IMG Worldwide forming joint venture with Brazil's EBX Group
Rio 2016 signs Brazilian Consortium as telecommunications sponsor
UFC announces plans to host first event in Brazil since '98
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