Brazil slow to hire Mark Goto

Mark Goto, coach of Olympic Rings Champion Arthur Zanetti, was chosen by the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) as one of the two best “technicians” in 2012. He received an award for Best Coach of the Year during the Brazil Olympic Award ceremony on 18 December.

Zanetti Goto

It was an amazing upset result.

Yet the Best Coach of the Year was not offered a contract by the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation (CBG) at the end of December.

Arthur Zanetti was extremely pissed, loudly criticizing the Brazilian sport system in the media.

It sounds like Luciene Resende, president of CBG, finally confirmed the renewal of Goto’s contract. But this is more bad press for Gymnastics in the Olympic host nation.

I’m getting all this garbled by Google Translate.

Leave a comment if you’ve got more specific information on whether or not Arthur is happy with the resolution.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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