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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2016 Olympic Games just a mere fifty days away, on Tuesday, June 14th, the Rio 2016 organizing committee revealed "A new world" as the official motto of...
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...
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...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A tragedy happened yesterday, April 21st, in São Conrado in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) as many of the city’s residents were out and about enjoying the feriado, or...
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,...
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...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Marina da Glória, in Flamengo, was re-opened on Thursday, April 7th. For almost a decade access to the sailing port and surrounding complex has been restricted. Now, following...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One hundred and twenty athletes from thirteen countries competed in the Aquece Rio (Warm-up Rio) weightlifting test event, which finished on Sunday, April 10th. Guest lifters from the U.S.,...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of international flights to Rio de Janeiro between July 25th and August 21, 2016 has increased 289 percent compared to the same period in the previous year....

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