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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, June 6th, Rio Mayor Marcello Crivella revealed that City Hall would have to take over maintenance of Porto Maravilha in Centro, due to the concessionaire's lack of funds...
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 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 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...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to recently released figures from the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH) and the Brazilian Travel Agents Association (ABAV), demand for hotels and travel packages for Rio de Janeiro's two...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella announced that Parque Radical (Radical Park) at the Deodoro Sports Complex, one of the many Rio 2016 Olympic legacy projects for Rio’s Zona...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Sunday morning, July 30th, just a few days short of the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Rio 2016 Games (August 5th), a raging fire consumed part of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though it's still three years away, the Brazilian Olympic Committee just officially announced it has reached an agreement with the Japan Olympic Committee and Tokyo city officials for six training...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Welcome news arrived this week for the legion of Fluminense football (soccer) fans across Brazil. According to local reports, Flu club officials are meeting with Rio Mayor Marcello Crivella this...
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