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Chris Mears and other Olympians try out their Portuguese

Watch as members of Team GB do their best to master Brazilian Portuguese in preparation for Rio 2016. Attempts at essential phrases such as, ‘Excuse me, can you tell me where the sports stadium is?’ and ‘Can you teach me to Samba?’ lead us to conclude it’s a good thing they’re champion athletes.

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