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How to enjoy the Rio Games at home

By: Andrea Karr
How to enjoy the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at home

The Bay Author: Andrea Karr

Community & Current Events

How to enjoy the Rio Games at home

By: Andrea Karr

Even if you can't make it to Rio, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the Olympic Games from right here in Canada.

Let's be real: Most of us can't afford to fly down to Rio de Janeiro to watch the 2016 Olympic Games in person. But that doesn't mean you have to plunk your butt in front of the TV in order to support Team Canada. Here are four ways to enjoy the Olympics without ever leaving the country (but maybe leaving your living room).


Richmond Olympic Experience 
This B.C. museum opened in 2015 as the only North American member of the Olympic Museums Network. Test the interactive soccer nets, measure your jumps and reaction time, and try simulated whitewater kayaking, ski jumping and bobsledding. You can also see Olympic and Paralympic artifacts.

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Rio 2016 Canadian Olympic Team Collection
This year's opening-ceremony outfit was designed by Canadians Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2, and is available at Hudson's Bay Company. The collection includes loose-fitting red blazers, long-sleeved white “Canada” shirts, black pants, a black baseball cap and graphic tees featuring cute cartoon beavers. $30 to $150, thebay.com.
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Parc Olympique de Montréal 
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Park, which was built for the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. To commemorate Canada's sole occasion hosting the Summer Olympics, the park will launch a Memories of 1976 exhibit, as well as several happenings, including a food truck event on the first Friday of every month until October.
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@TeamCanada
Follow our Olympic teams on Instagram (or search the #TeamCanada hashtag) for behind-the-scenes photos and videos leading up to and during the Games. You can also join the Canadian Olympic Club at olympicclub.ca to receive email updates, complete challenges and collect points to enter contests.
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