Robbery of U.S. Swimmers Shows Flaws in Brazil’s Olympic Security

Robbery of U.S. Swimmers Shows Flaws in Brazil’s Olympic Security

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Media reports of the robbery of four U.S. Olympians during the early hours of Sunday morning were confirmed by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) on Sunday afternoon. The four athletes were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi, while going back to the Olympic Village […]

New Sightseeing Bus Tour Launches in Rio

New Sightseeing Bus Tour Launches in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning Monday, August 15th four new buses offering sightseeing tours will begin to make their way around the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Run by Rio Ônibus in partnership with Riotur, the four buses of the ‘Sightseeing Rio’ tours will each offer a panoramic […]

Rio’s Metro Line 4 Opens, Connecting Ipanema and Barra

Rio’s Metro Line 4 Opens, Connecting Ipanema and Barra

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, July 30th, Interim President Michel Temer, along with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, and other government and Olympic officials inaugurated the long-anticipated, and long-delayed, Metro Line 4 subway, which will connect Ipanema and Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) to Barra da Tijuca. The new […]

“The Art of Mixing” Exhibition Opens at Homegrown Ipanema

“The Art of Mixing” Exhibition Opens at Homegrown Ipanema

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Combining the visual styles of Japan and Brazil, “The Art of Mixing” exhibition will open in Galeria Homegrown Ipanema on August 4th and remain on display through August 31st. The exhibition celebrates the global launch of the Japanese sports brand, Onitsuka Tiger’s “The Art […]

Tips for Touring Rio de Janeiro During the 2016 Olympics

Tips for Touring Rio de Janeiro During the 2016 Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In exactly one week, all eyes will be on the 10,000 athletes from around the world as they run, jump, throw, swim and cycle their way to Olympic glory in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Yet, for the million-plus visitors coming to the Cidade Maravilhosa […]

Olympic Houses Take Over Rio During the 2016 Olympics

Olympic Houses Take Over Rio During the 2016 Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While five billion people across the globe are expected to watch the 2016 Rio Olympics in less than two weeks, only the lucky visitors on the ground in Rio will be able to take advantage of the Olympic Hospitality Houses sprinkled in prime locations throughout […]

Bruno Big Exhibition Opens at Galeria Homegrown Ipanema

Bruno Big Exhibition Opens at Galeria Homegrown Ipanema

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games less than a month away, a new exhibition “Tudo é Movimento” (All is Movement), by Bruno Big celebrates the beauty of movement in non-Olympic sports and in everyday life in the city. Opened on July 7th in the […]

Olympic TALKS Series by The Rio Times Set for Thursday, June 9th

Olympic TALKS Series by The Rio Times Set for Thursday, June 9th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, June 9th, The Rio Times is hosting their second “TALKS” speaker series event, bringing together a panel of experts in three essential areas regarding the Olympics for foreigners in Rio: the organization of the games including tickets and transportation, the tourism opportunities for […]

Rio’s Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz Park Reopens in Ipanema

Rio’s Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz Park Reopens in Ipanema

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday morning, May 28th, after years of construction due to the new Metro line 4 extension, the Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace Park) reopened in Ipanema. The gates of the square, which was delivered as directed by the Institute Rio […]

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 Extension is Delayed

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 Extension is Delayed

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The opening of the metro (subway) line that was promised as part of the bid to host the Rio 2016 Olympics, has been delayed quietly yesterday, on Friday, May 14th. New plans have the metro Linha 4 (Line 4) extension connecting Ipanema to Barra da […]

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