Tag: Olympics 2016

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) began their debriefing of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Rio starting this past Saturday, November 17th in Barra da Tijuca. The aim of...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Preparations for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games include more than building, renovations and transportation projects. Other infrastructure construction is focusing on water drainage; to prevent future flooding and improve...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday the Olympic flag arrives in Brazil and Brazilian musicians have come together to create an anthem for the occasion. The song titled "Os Deuses do Olimpo Visitam o...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vila Autódromo, a favela situated in the heart of Barra's Olympic Park and nearby Rock City, will be removed by 2013 to allow for further Olympic construction, a new public...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The initial growth acceleration program, or PAC, planned for 2007 to 2010, earmarked investments of R$504 billion (US$306 billion) to be spent on infrastructure issues.  Of that, R$346.5 billion was earmarked...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The CBF (Brazilian Football Federation) has promised that the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be able to take place in a “climate of normality” despite the violence that erupted in...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As hangovers subside following the Olympics announcement on Copacabana's golden sands, it seems fitting to give real estate readers an overview of one of the key areas that will host the...



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