Show your support with the Team GB Bahia Band
Rio 2016

Show your support with the Team GB Bahia Band

27 April 2016 / 14:32

Team GB Bahia Bands

Be part of One Team, One Nation, One Goal this summer with the new Team GB Bahia bands, the official Team GB supporter item of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Designed to Wear and Share, these colourful, authentic fan bands are proudly adorned with BRING ON THE GREAT, Team GB, and the mighty Lion’s Head.

Team GB Bahia bands are ready to take Brazil and Great Britain by storm in 2016; and wherever you’re following from, you can play an important role in supporting our athletes on their road to Rio!

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Behind the band

Made in Brazil, Bahia bands are a traditional Brazilian symbol of good fortune, worn and displayed in the South American nation for generations.

Traditionally tied with three knots in order to express three wishes, Bahia bands are commonly worn on the wrist, but can likewise be draped proudly in public spaces; allowing people to create vibrant, multi-coloured displays of support.

As the band falls off naturally, the wishes are then believed to come true!

With its eastern coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Bahia itself is one of Brazil’s largest and most populated states; with its carnival city of Salvador set to host Olympic action this summer at the spectacular 50,000-seat Fonte Nova Arena.

Fans are encouraged to wear their Team GB Bahia bands this summer, whether they’re supporting the team in Brazil, the UK or across the world in an eye-catching show of support for the British athletes.

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Wave of support

The Team GB Bahia bands are set to be a common sight in the British camp this summer and will feature heavily in the build-up to Brazil; with endorsement from a host of Team GB Greats.

For the duration of the Games, Team GB Bahia bands will be visible at British House, a spectacular hub of all things British.

Before our athletes travel out to Rio, Team GB athletes will be presented with a host of unique Bahia bands, specially customised by the nation.

These unique, personalised bands will carry inspiring messages from members of the British public; powerful reminders of the millions roaring them on to medal glory.

With TeamGB.com welcoming submissions and the BBC’s Blue Peter holding its own competition, the introduction of Team GB Bahia bands has brought new levels of fan interactivity in the run-up to the Rio Games.

Now available at www.shop.teamgb.com, the Team GB Bahia bands in white, red, blue, green and yellow will lead the way in launching the craze of the summer; with the accompanying wave of support to be felt all the way from Britain to Brazil.