Marta’s Message

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Female football superstar Marta Vieira da Silva has been appointed a goodwill ambassador by the United Nations. The agency, known as United Nations Women, said Marta would use her fame to promote gender equality and tackle stereotypes, especially in sports. “I know, from my life experience, that sport is a fantastic tool for empowerment,” Marta More...

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On December 30, 2017
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Neymar Jr. Institute

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On October 7, 2017
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Olympic Endings

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On August 18, 2016
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Olympic Hero

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On August 9, 2016
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Rio Welcomes the World

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On August 3, 2016
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Olympic-Size Contradictions

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