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Bring Home the 2016 Olympics

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Bringing the Olympics Home

Bring the Olympics Home!

Looking for fun ways to enjoy the spirit of these dazzling international games right here in San Diego? Read on for plenty of fun ideas, crafts and activities you can enjoy with your family.

Olympic Opening Ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Midway

The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center and the U.S.S. Midway Museum are working together to host an exciting, FREE event. Bring the family and watch the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway alongside Olympic and Paralympic athletes!

Kids can enjoy exciting demos and interactive opportunities to try out various Olympic sports on the flight deck. Reserve your free tickets and participate in this unique opportunity to watch athletes making their way to Rio through Chula Vista/San Diego.

U.S.S. Midway Museum
Friday, July 27—7 p.m.
910 North Harbor Dr., San Diego; 619-544-9600

Learn about the qualifying athletes, including Briana Provancha (sailing), Jessie Smith (water polo), Desiree Lindon (track and field), and 16 other San Diego County locals at

Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center
2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista

See where some of America’s most exciting and talented athletes train! The Visitor Center is open to the public Monday – Saturday. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guided tours available Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Hold Your Own Olympic Games!
Check out our article on How to Host an Olympic Themed Party and take a look at our Olympic themed Pinterest board for ideas!

Olympic Crafts

Be sure to check out our Olympic themed Pinterest board for more craft and recipe ideas!

Acquire a Taste for the Host Country

A rich bowl of feijoada and some pao de queijo (a cheese bread). Countless other savory and spicy foods make up customary Brazilian cuisine.

Another fun and delicious way to explore the Olympics is to enjoy a meal from one of the participating countries. Visit to create tasty dishes from across the globe right in your own kitchen.

Brazilian Eateries in San Diego

Want to DIY? Click the links for recipes, traditions and ideas for serving Brazilian cuisine at home.