The Brazilian boxer Popó, practicing in the metro station in São Paulo
According to the Municipality of São Paulo, about 3.5 million people have participated of the 5th Virada Esportiva. It was a record crowd. There were a thousand meeting points throughout the city and around 2,500 free activities across Sao Paulo. This represents a 40% increase when compared to 2010.
The city's mayor, Gilberto Kassab, said the weather was responsible for the success of the event.
The event can still be improved. For future events, the city could invest more in event publicity, and also in making more equipment available to serve the population. Some places have received many participants and people had to wait in lines for almost an hour.
Changes and improvements will be evaluated by the city's secretary of sports, Bebeto Haddad.