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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Trying to reap the success of the 2016 Olympics, Eduardo da Costa Paes, has tried to distance himself from corrupt political allies in Rio de Janeiro, and has a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Almost two years since the closing of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, is once again open to the public with park administrators making...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to a lack of security one of the main legacies of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games for Rio de Janeiro, the BRT transportation system, may...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court decided on Thursday (October 19th) to release Carlos Arthur Nuzman, former president of Brazil’s Olympic Committee (COB). Nuzman was arrested on October 5th, accused of being part...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil arrested Carlos Arthur Nuzman this morning (Thursday, October 5th), the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), as well as the general director of the Rio...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, Brazil’s Confederação de Desportos no Gelo (Confederation of Sports on Ice) confirmed that, for the first time ever, Brazil's national curling team will challenge reigning curling world...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Welcome news for residents of Rio's Zona Norte and Zona Oeste (North and West Zone) this past weekend as one of the Rio 2016 Games' main competition venues, Parque Radical...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sports cycling's world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), has just announced that the recently fire-damaged Velodrome in Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca will be the site of...

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