Pan Rio 2007
Track and field on Brazilian government headquarters.
Rio de Janeiro was the Pan American games host in 2007. Because of that, the Torch of Pan American Games passed through several of the main cities of Brazil. Before the games’ opening, the Torch went to Palácio do Planalto, Brazilian presidential palace, were it was held by then President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva and national sports celebrities.