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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite occupancy rates falling below last year for the New Year's Eve festivities in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone), the industry is optimistic, and points to the major increase in...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials were out in force, volunteers on hand and athletes arrived from all over the world to put three of Rio’s Olympic venues through their paces ahead of next...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Forty-four players took to the tables to compete in the Aquece Rio table tennis test event that took place over four days (November 18th – 21st) at the Riocentro...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Twenty-two competitors from five counties battled it out in the Aquece Rio boccia test event which finished on Saturday November 14th. Organizers and participants were pleased with how the...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro City Hall, which is overseeing the construction work of the venues for the 2016 Olympic Games, has announced that the Barra Olympic Park is 92 percent...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In August a hidden camera captured three of Brazil’s para-athletes training in a local gym as part of a marketing viral campaign. In the footage, viewers can see how...
By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- The deadline to volunteer for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Maracaña stadium for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been extended till September 30th. Auditions will begin...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six international indoor volleyball teams are battling it out in the final rounds of the FIVB Mens World League competition today, Thursday July 16th, at the Maracanãzinho stadium in Tijuca,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Both Brazilians and foreigners can now register as volunteers for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Registration opened on the Brazilian National Day of the Volunteer, Thursday August...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new signaling system for SuperVia trains that provide service to Rio de Janeiro and its suburbs has entered the final testing stage, according to a press release from...
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