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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil arrested Carlos Arthur Nuzman this morning (Thursday, October 5th), the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), as well as the general director of the Rio...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, Brazil’s Confederação de Desportos no Gelo (Confederation of Sports on Ice) confirmed that, for the first time ever, Brazil's national curling team will challenge reigning curling world...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Welcome news for residents of Rio's Zona Norte and Zona Oeste (North and West Zone) this past weekend as one of the Rio 2016 Games' main competition venues, Parque Radical...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sports cycling's world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), has just announced that the recently fire-damaged Velodrome in Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca will be the site of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to recently released figures from the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH) and the Brazilian Travel Agents Association (ABAV), demand for hotels and travel packages for Rio de Janeiro's two...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Sunday morning, July 30th, just a few days short of the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Rio 2016 Games (August 5th), a raging fire consumed part of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though it's still three years away, the Brazilian Olympic Committee just officially announced it has reached an agreement with the Japan Olympic Committee and Tokyo city officials for six training...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, June 10th, Rio's Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca reopened once again for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Jogos da Baixada (Baixada Games). Now in its twentieth...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning on Friday, May 26th, The Velodrome in Olympic Park will once again be ground zero for cyclists and cycling enthusiasts alike as the facility will reopen for the opening...
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