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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost exactly one year to go until the 2016 Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016, several disciplines begin to hold test events in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The tennis clay season will make an early start this year with the second edition of the biggest tennis tournament in South America, the ATP 500 Rio Open. The championship...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Baseball Escolar social project in Rio de Janeiro that brings one of America’s most popular sports to the streets of Brazil hosts its first charity dinner on Thursday, February...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With its temperate climate, variety of landscapes and body conscious inhabitants, Rio is a great city for fitness, but if you’re new to the city and don’t speak Portuguese, it...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The seventh annual Corrida Drunks (Drunks Run) marathon will take place in Rio de Janeiro today, Sunday, December 15th, with pre-registered participants embarking from the neighborhood of Leblon at...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend the Circuito Banco do Brasil beach volleyball competition will play its leg in Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana Beach, offering the opportunity to watch some of the world’s...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL –The Chicago Bulls bested the Washington D.C. Wizards 83-81 on Saturday night during the historic first National Basketball Association (NBA) game held in South America. The preseason exhibition game begin...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cricket is beginning to make waves in the Cidade Maravilhosa thanks to the recent success of Carioca Cricket Club (CCC). Founded in September 2011, the club are the...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Australian surfer Tyler Wright beat fellow Australian and last year’s defending Rio women’s event champion, Sally Fitzgibbons, to take home the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro 2013 victory on Saturday,...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the number of bicycles on Rio's streets continue to increase, so do the number of reported accidents. To insure greater safety for cyclists in training, lanes in Aterro do...
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