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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...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three-quarters of the people who work at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro lost their jobs on Monday (January 4th). The consortium, comprised of Odebrecht SA and AEG,...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In “O Caminho da Tocha” or the “Path of the Torch”, written by Henrique Eduardo Alves and published in Folha de São Paulo, the Minister for Tourism recalls the...
By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2016 Olympic Games are fast approaching, with the Opening Ceremony taking place on August 5th, and the Paralympic Games kicking off on September 7th. With a large influx...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Committee have extended the registration period for Brazil residents wishing to enter in the draw for Olympic and Paralympic events tickets, until Wednesday May 6th....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Sunday, November 23rd, the 2016 Rio Organizing Committee revealed the official mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic games. The two mascots, a yellow creature chosen...
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