Oh, that's kinda what I thought but it's pretty sad imo, Brazil has a lot of talented athletes, they could use some support and focus :/
But yeah, Football is so big for this country, it pretty much takes all the place. Congrats on the gold too, btw !
Don't worry, it was expected to be honest, sports fan are extremely passionate in Brazil, and as you said they don't really know how Olympian sports work, it's okay, don't worry. In France we're not the best either when it comes to respect in stadiums to be honest. Well, in Football and Rugby, for the most part.
Great for you guys to have good rugby, field hockey, handball leagues, and also LOTS of ATP-Level tennis competitions.
Those sports are seen just as pasttimes/recreation here. I really wanted people here to look to sports as a profession, as a market that generates jobs and entertainment. But that mentality will not change soon. Well... at least we can watch your - and other - leagues on the internet today.
France did very well in the Olympics, as always. Congratulations to all French athletes.