The World Wingsuit League flying next to Christ The Redeemer ahead f the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil - Photo: YouTube


Back in 2012, the UK geared up for what ended up as an amazing Olympic Games with a series of Olympic themed events. Celebrities and athletes alike ran the streets of the UK for ten weeks carrying the Olympic torch.

I watched in awe as some unknown gentleman carried the burning Olympic torch through the streets of Stoke-on-Trent, aghast not least because, having lived in the potteries for two years, it was the first person I saw in a tracksuit that didn't appear to be drunk.

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But now, four years later, it’s time for the Rio games in Brazil, and to celebrate, a bunch of wingsuit flyers have celebrated in the only way they know how: by flying in formation, under the outstretched arms of Jesus Christ.

Five members of the World Wingsuit League (who sound like they should be the subject of an up-coming Marvel Universe film) donned squirrel suits in the colours of the Olympic Rings, and dived from a helicopter high over the Rio countryside, before flying just metres away from the incredible Christ The Redeemer statue that overlooks the city that’s about to host the games.

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