International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

International Fencing Competitions Come to an End in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio has had its swords at the ready for the past week, having hosted a two-part Olympic test event in fencing. The city first welcomed fencers from all over the world for the Rio Grand Prix before the Team World Championships took place in the […]

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) in Rio de Janeiro will host the 4th Granado National Championships at their grounds this weekend at the São Fernando Polo and Cricket Club near Itaguaí, on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The event will be a family […]

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

Questions Continue After the Collapse of Rio’s Cycle Path

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Disbelief and disappointment still abound in Rio de Janeiro as the city comes to terms with both a tragedy and an embarrassment. On Thursday, April 21st, only a few months after it was opened and four months before the 2016 Olympic Games, a section […]

Rowing Team Land in Brazil After Grueling Atlantic Crossing

Rowing Team Land in Brazil After Grueling Atlantic Crossing

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A team of four intrepid rowers hope to have made history as the first group to row a new ocean route, the first mixed crew and the first team of four to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat. The Row2Rio team landed 35 […]

Entrance Exam Registration on May 5th for Rio State Universities

Entrance Exam Registration on May 5th for Rio State Universities

By Jay Forte and Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The vestibular, or Cederj entrance exam, for the second semester of the 2016 university year is scheduled to be held on June 4th, with the registration deadline on May 5th. Successful candidates can count on 32 options in regional education centers in […]

Olympic Torch Lit Today in Greece Ready to Travel to Brazil

Olympic Torch Lit Today in Greece Ready to Travel to Brazil

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The countdown has finally begun. With 106 days until the start of the first Olympic Games in South America, in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic torch was lit today, April 21st, in the Greek city of Olympia. The torch will now travel across Europe […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Test Event Continues Until April 22nd

Rio 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Test Event Continues Until April 22nd

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Olympic Arena was abuzz with excitement last night (April 18th) as Brazil’s talented young hope, Flávia Saraiva delighted crowds late at night with a winning performance in the Women’s Floor exercise. She had earlier picked up silver on the balance bar. Saraiva […]

Rio’s Santa Teresa Gets Boost from French Hotel Group

Rio’s Santa Teresa Gets Boost from French Hotel Group

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Santa Teresa has long been known as Rio’s charming, bohemian neighborhood. Located at the top of winding, cobbled streets, far from the coastline Rio is famous for, it shows a different side of the city from the penthouses and high-rises that stretch along the […]

Rio Bike Path from São Conrado to Barra to be Complete by July

Rio Bike Path from São Conrado to Barra to be Complete by July

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the inauguration of the first stretch of Rio’s costal bike path in January, the second stretch, from São Conrado to Barra de Tijuca, is moving closer to completion. Christened the Tim Maia ciclovia after the famous Brazilian singer, the path will eventually go […]

Main Press and Entertainment Area Opens at Rio’s Olympic Park

Main Press and Entertainment Area Opens at Rio’s Olympic Park

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another important milestone was reached this week in the preparations for the first Olympic Games in South America. The Main Press Centre and a Live Site in the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca were inaugurated on Monday, April 11th. Members of the International […]

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