Tag: 2016 Olympics Rio

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The recycled Olympic aluminum torch will soon make landing in Brazil as it makes its way from the eternal Olympiad flame in Athens. Presumably the torch's fire shall be kept burning...
Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fifth-annual Tour do Rio cycling race started Monday (August 25th), with athletes from around the world competing in Latin America’s largest cycling event. Thirteen different teams, including seven Brazilian squads,...
By Jack Whibley and Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deodoro, a middle class neighborhood of Rio's Zona Oeste (West Zone) - will become one of the four 'Olympic Zones' in 2016 Games to be held in...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Road closures and detours, including a new bridge over Jardim de Alah, have caused increased traffic build up in Leblon recently due to work on the new Metro Line...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the race to develop better infrastructure in the city before hosting the 2016 Olympics, Rio has launched an ambitious transportation plan of BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) lanes to help...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the night of June 22nd, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the Ministerial and business delegation attended her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Celebration held at the Copacabana Palace...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The high-speed rail project that will facilitate travel between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is moving forward, as Brazil faces increasing scrutiny as the next host of World Cup in...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Today the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio released a statement announcing that the cut in funding anticipated if the Ibsen amendment is passed will leave...
By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The race to host the 2016 Olympics is far from over with less than two weeks until the final votes are cast and the result announced in Copenhagen on October 2. The...



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