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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Friday, October 6th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced it had taken the unprecedented step of suspending the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and its disgraced former President, Carlos Arthur...
By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - From February 12th to February 28th Vancouver, Canada is hosting the XXI Winter Olympics. It is the third time Canada is the site of the Olympic Games: in 1976 Montreal...
By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and the Prefeitura (local government) have just signed a deal to invest more money in young Carioca athletes that have medal potential in the London 2012...
By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The first visit of the Rio 2016 Coordinating Commission to Rio de Janeiro was a complete success. On January 17th, four representatives of the commission arrived at the city for...
By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Swimmer Cesar Cielo and Judo fighter Sarah Menezes won the 2009 Brazil Olympic Award, a prize given by the Brazilian Olympics Committee (COB) to the best athletes of the year. The...
By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - After last week's announcement of Rudolph Giuliani being called in to help "clean up" the Cidade Maravilhosa ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro now enlisted...
By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - We are still five years away from the World Cup in Brazil and the majority of preparations for the competition will only take place after the South African installment next year,...
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