Text by Paulo Vitor Campos

Sport Wells – Blog

On Sunday morning (24th), well-caldense players who make up the Brazilian Cricket Team took turns carrying the Olympic torch through the streets of Poços. “Bringing the torch to the wells of Caldense to see up close and feel the thrill of being in front of the greatest symbol of the Olympic games is indescribable. We had two athletes from the project who were in Macapá participating in the official relay and took the name of our project and Poços de Caldas to the world. It is not an official event of the Cob [Brazilian Olympic Committee], but it is being done on the same model and with great satisfaction ”, said Matt Featherstone, responsible for the cricket project in the city.
In the relay held on Sunday in the city, the torch left Dr. Pedro Afonso Junqueira square and passed through Avenida Francisco Salles, Rua Assis Figueiredo, Barros Cobra, Rio Grande do Sul and ended at the starting point. “Having an Olympic torch at home is an indescribable thing. There are people who ask to see it, they want to touch it and stay close to it. I am very happy to have had this opportunity and to participate in an official relay, which will be remembered for the rest of my life ”, said Luiz Felipe, student of the cricket project.


Luis Felipe and Renata Dina de Souza were students of the Poços de Caldas project who participated in the official Olympic torch relay in Macapá on 16 June. “It was an indescribable emotion. There were a lot of people watching, cheering, we have no words to express ”, commented the athletes. Luis and Renata represent the national teams and are the two current South American champions in their respective teams. They were also instructors for the youngest children in social projects and are the first two players to enter the University of Physical Education with the financial support of the Cricket Poços de Caldas project.