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By Nelson Belen, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Friday, October 6th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced it had taken the unprecedented step of suspending the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and its disgraced former President, Carlos Arthur...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police arrested on Wednesday, August 17th, the president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), Patrick Joseph Hickey for his involvement in an international scheme to sell tickets...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After concerns from the international community related to the dangers that the pollution of the Guanabara Bay and Lagoa would have on athletes competing in aquatic sports in this...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling it one of the darkest days in the history of all sports, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Sunday, August 7th, that all 267 Russian Paralympics...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than fifteen days to go, Russian athletes are still unsure if they will be able to compete in Rio after the International Olympic Committee announced on Sunday, July...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Rio, relax! The Olympic and Paralympic Games are safe, and there is no need whatsoever to worry about them becoming the Zikalympics. At least, that’s what Brazil’s Ministry...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing WriterRIO 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 Nelson Belen, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil today (May 3rd) as Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 organizing committee, stepped off a plane carrying the torch in Brasília...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO 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...

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