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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following rugby’s 92-year Olympic absence, history was made on Monday, August 8th, as Australia’s women’s rugby team became the first team ever to win a women’s rugby gold medal. After...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Rio Olympics features no shortage of star power, with Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Neymar set to take center stage. But, among the ten thousand athletes in this...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In less than three weeks, the whole world will be watching as the opening ceremony kicks off the 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanã Stadium on August 5th. As one grand...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than six months before the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, government officials unveiled two new installations on Wednesday (March 2nd) in the Deodoro Olympic...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A friendly sevens rugby competition was played on Rio’s Ipanema beach on Saturday December 19th. The Beach Rugby Super Challenge was used to promote rugby ahead of the 2016...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2015 Rugby World Cup is already off to a roaring start in stadiums across the UK. In order to celebrate Britain’s role as host nation of the tournament,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A day after Olympic Day, the celebrations of sport continue as a new beach rugby field has been inaugurated at Rio's world famous Copacabana beach on June 24th. The...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Competitors from the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have spent the past week in Rio, recovering between legs one and two of the grueling event. While in the city,...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an effort to boost the host’s chances in rugby at the Olympics, the Brazilian rugby federation has launched a worldwide campaign called “Brazilian Rugby Players Wanted” by which it...
By Jack Whibley and Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deodoro, a middle class neighborhood of Rio's Zona Oeste (West Zone) - will become one of the four 'Olympic Zones' in 2016 Games to be held in...
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