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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On December 10th and 11th, local athletes in Rio de Janeiro competed in the final stages of a sporting competition to become 'Rei e Rainha do Mar' ('King and Queen...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At a press conference on Sunday, September 18th, Brazil’s Minister of Sport, Leonardo Picciani, celebrated Team Brazil’s Paralympic accomplishments at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Paralympics. Minister Picciani also revealed...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With one week to go before the start of the much-anticipated 2016 Rio Paralympics, some of the best para-athletes in the world began arriving in the Olympic Village in Barra...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the Olympics over, Rio de Janeiro’s GIG Tom Jobim International Airport faced more than double its usual daily passenger transit on Monday (August 22nd), with nearly 85,000 passengers...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling it one of the darkest days in the history of all sports, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Sunday, August 7th, that all 267 Russian Paralympics...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Rio Olympics features no shortage of star power, with Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Neymar set to take center stage. But, among the ten thousand athletes in this...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although the qualifications for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have not been completed, with less than three weeks to go until the Opening ceremony on August 5th, some countries are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than a month before the start of the 2016 Olympics, Brazilian government officials are still trying to dissipate fears of the contagion of Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than two months to go to the start of the first-ever Olympic Games in South America, The British School in Rio de Janeiro recently announced that it has...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wonwoo Cho, a twenty year-old South Korean windsurfer, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, August 18th, suffering from dehydration, vomiting and dizziness after competing in the Aquece Rio International...
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