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Beach Volleyball and Sailing Earn Two More Gold for Brazil

Beach Volleyball and Sailing Earn Two More Gold for Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not even the steady rain that fell throughout the men’s beach volleyball match finals on Thursday night and early Friday morning damped the spirits of the players or the crowd. The Brazilian duo of Alison and Bruno Schmidt were able to beat the Italian […]

Brazil’s Women Beach Volleyball Team Wins Silver

Brazil’s Women Beach Volleyball Team Wins Silver

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The possibility of another gold and bronze for Brazil, this time for women’s beach volleyball faded on Wednesday night as the two Brazilian teams lost their respective matches. Frontrunners, Agatha and Barbara lost to Germany’s Ludwig and Walkenhorst and received the silver medal, while […]

Brazil Women’s Beach Volleyball Advance to Olympic Finals

Brazil Women’s Beach Volleyball Advance to Olympic Finals

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian beach volleyball duo of Agatha and Bárbara beat the USA team late last night (Tuesday, August 16th), knocking out Kerri Walsh Jennings, who has earned three straight Gold medals with an unblemished record at the Summer Games, and her partner April Ross. Agatha […]

Arpoador Offers Beachfront, Restaurants and Surfing in Rio

Arpoador Offers Beachfront, Restaurants and Surfing in Rio

By Charlotte Markham and Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Arpoador, the tiny beach connecting Ipanema and Copacabana, is a magnet for families seeking to enjoy the protected cove’s views of Sugar Loaf and Dois Irmãos, as well as surfers looking to take advantage of waves that can reach upwards of three […]

Making a Day Excursion to Joatinga Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Making a Day Excursion to Joatinga Beach in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the legendary beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone); Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are hard to beat in terms of size, convenience and people-watching, sometimes it is nice to get away from the city. Joatinga Beach is close enough to get to on a […]

New Kiosk in Barra Brings Quality Food to the Beach in Rio

New Kiosk in Barra Brings Quality Food to the Beach in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As kites weave lazily on the horizon in front of the setting sun, the clear waves break continuously against the shore and a few people amble contently along the beach it is hard to believe that Atlantico Rio is a restaurant in a city. Housed […]

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with vendors selling a mix of snacks and drinks, and the adjacent streets filled with a variety of eateries to sustain every kind of craving. With so many options it is possible to spend sunrise […]

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From sunrise to dark, the beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with people exercising and playing sport. Runners, cyclists and skateboarders occupy the adjacent cycle paths; team ball and racket sports dominate the sands; and surfers and swimmers fill the sea. “One […]

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The five main beaches of Rio de Janeiro that line Zona Sul (South Zone) are primarily defined by neighborhoods, in order from east to west, Leme, Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon. By far the largest is Copacabana, and Ipanema is the more famous and desirable […]

Two Million Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Two Million Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two million people filled the streets and waterfront of Copacabana Beach, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate the new year according to authorities. The crowd watched sixteen minutes of face-melting fireworks, with the roar accompanied by a soundtrack referencing the upcoming 2016 […]

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