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  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +14 +1

    We Were Promised The Greenest Olympics Ever. We Got An Ecological Disaster.

    On a cool December night in Paris, at an awards ceremony in the city’s 3rd arrondissement, Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, took the stage to thunderous applause from an audience full of his fellow mayors from around the world. Paes’ voiced boomed as he stressed the importance of cities leading the fight against climate change — as chair of the C40 network, a group representing 80 world cities working together to combat the devastating effects of climate change, Paes is a prominent evangelist of the local leader’s power to champion sustainability at home.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by jerinoos
    +39 +1

    Olympic Photographer Robbed in Rio, $40K of Gear Stolen in 10 Seconds

    The opening ceremony hasn’t even kicked off yet, and olympic photographers are already having a hard time in Rio. Case in point: News Corp photographer Brett Costello recently had $40,000 worth of camera gear stolen… in broad daylight… in a crowded cafe… in 10 seconds flat.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +4 +1

    Bus full of Chinese basketball reporters caught in roadside gunfight on the way to Olympic Village in Rio

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin today, but for some it has already began with a bang. Upon their arrival in Rio, a bus full of Chinese basketball reporters was caught in a roadside gunfight. Six locals were killed in the exchange, but no Chinese casualties have been reported. Initially, the Chinese-language Basketball Magazine posted on Weibo that Chinese national basketball team players had been caught near the flurry of bullets, where they would have presumably suffered from flashbacks to their two exhibition matches against Team USA last month.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +2 +1

    Man Shot Dead Near Maracana After Olympic Opening Ceremony

    Spectators leaving the opening ceremony of the Olympics were confronted by the body of a man shot dead near Maracana Stadium. Eyewitnesses said early Saturday that blood poured from the body onto the road as medics tended to the man next to an ambulance. Loud multiple gun shots were heard earlier by photographers from The Associated Press, forcing games volunteers and others leaving Friday night' ceremony to duck for cover behind cars. A shooter was seen running from the scene and fleeing in a car close to a university parking lot.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zobo
    +16 +1

    All Russian athletes to be banned from Paralympic Games in Rio

    The International Paralympic Committee is set to do what its Olympic counterpart did not and ban Russia outright from its Games later this month, the Observer has learned. In the wake of the publication of Professor Richard McLaren’s report that revealed jaw-dropping details of systemic doping in Russia, the IPC provisionally suspended Russia from the Paralympics.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +4 +1

    Man shot and killed near Maracana Stadium after opening ceremony

    Rio police say a man was shot dead near Maracana Stadium after Friday's opening ceremony.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +38 +1

    Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

    Russian athletes have been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban. That report, published last month, detailed a state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia. The Russian Paralympic Committee is to appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +50 +1

    The Washington Post will use robots to write stories about the Rio Olympics

    The Washington Post has a big team of journalists covering the Rio Olympics. Also covering the games for the paper: Robots. The Post is using homegrown software to automatically produce hundreds of real-time news reports about the Olympics. Starting tomorrow morning, those items will appear, without human intervention, on the Post’s website, as well as in outside channels like its Twitter account.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +19 +1

    Michael Phelps Tied A 2,168-Year-Old Olympic Record

    Another two golds last night for Michael Phelps, the most decorated American Olympian ever: That makes 21 gold medals in his career, 25 medals overall, and with his win in the 200m butterfly—a particularly personal win, given his loss in that event four years ago—Phelps now has 12 individual wins to bring him into a tie with the late, great Leonidas of Rhodes.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rhingo
    +36 +1

    A 2nd Olympic pool has turned green

    There's something in the water at the Rio Olympics: Yet another pool has turned deep, bright green. This time, it's the water polo pool. On Tuesday, when the diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre mysteriously changed colors, Olympic organizers and FINA -- swimming's international governing body -- offered competing explanations why. The water of the diving pool at right appears a murky green as the water polo pool at left appears a greener colour than the previous day.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +1 +1

    Rio chefs are using leftover Olympic food to feed the poor

    Leftover food from the Olympic Village in Rio is being cooked by a group of international chefs and then served to the city’s poor. Massimo Bottura, who runs the three-Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana, and Brazil’s David Hertz hope to produce 5,000 meals per day from food leftover by the 11,000 athletes staying in the Olympic Village. The pair were inspired by a similar initiative, Refetterio Ambrosiano, that was launched in Italy last year. It brought 65 chefs from around the world together to cook meals using ingredients donated by the Milan World Expo.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ckshenn
    +20 +1

    Why the IOC views Puerto Rico as its own country

    This Saturday, the U.S. women’s volleyball team will play the Puerto Rico women’s volleyball team in the opening round of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. You might wonder why two groups of U.S. citizens would compete against one another. After all, the Olympic Games are an international competition that, through medal counts, measures how athletes from different countries perform.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by takai
    +2 +1

    Remote-control trucks are the real heroes of 2016 Rio Olympics' field events

    They started in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, and became the hit of the 2012 Olympics. They’re not athletes, they’re not broadcasters, they’re not mascots. They are the remote-control go-fers of all the track-and-field events that involve throwing things for long distances. And they’re back for the Rio Games. They started in China as large, rocket-shaped buggies used to carry javelins back-and-forth. In London, they were mini-Mini Coopers, taking all manner of field-event items—hammers, discuses, shots—to and fro.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +29 +1

    Farewell: Michael Phelps retires after 23rd gold and he's not coming back

    This time it's for real. Late Saturday night at the Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps dove into the pool with Team USA in second place in the 4x100 medley relay. Fifty seconds later, Phelps had pulled his team into the lead - of course - and given freestyler Nathan Adrian plenty of room for a victory. It was Phelps' fifth gold medal of these Games and 23rd overall (to go along with three career silvers and two bronzes) and it'll be his final one. "I am done, boys," he said with a smile in a group huddle after.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by takai
    +29 +1

    Ryan Lochte robbed at gunpoint in Rio

    Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers were held up at gunpoint early Sunday morning. Lochte described the incident to NBC on Sunday afternoon. "We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over," Lochte said. "They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn't do anything wrong, so — I'm not getting down on the ground.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by funhonestdude
    +26 +1

    Patrick Hickey: Head of Irish Olympic committee 'arrested in Rio'

    The head of the Irish and European Olympic committees, Patrick Hickey, is arrested in Rio over illegal ticket sales, Brazil media report.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +20 +1

    Paralympic Games 2016: Rio organisers say only 12% of tickets sold

    Rio 2016 organisers say just 12% of available tickets for next month's Paralympic Games have been sold so far. However, they remain confident the Games, which start on 7 September, will go ahead as planned. Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada said he hoped a new advertising push would help with ticket sales. Rio chiefs also remain in talks with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) over unpaid travel grants to national Paralympic bodies.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +25 +1

    Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, U.S. swimmers, blocked from boarding flight home from Rio

    Brazilian police have kept two more U.S. swimmers from leaving the country after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over the investigation of a robbery complaint by teammate Ryan Lochte.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by jcscher
    +11 +1

    Rio 2016: 13 Lesser-Spotted Oddities of the Olympics

    Gold medals and drama are all very well, but what about the strange little details that marked out the Rio Olympics?

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +25 +1

    Rio ticket sales: Three OCI officials have passports seized by police

    Three Olympic Council of Ireland officials, including one from Northern Ireland, have had their passports, phones and laptops seized by Brazilian police. It is part of the investigation into alleged illegal ticket sales. RTÉ and the Irish Times say the officials include OCI chief executive Stephen Martin from Bangor. The OCI has appointed a crisis management committee to lead its response to Brazil.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by wildcard
    +30 +1

    Rio police charge Ryan Lochte with false report of robbery

    Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Petrox
    +22 +1

    Mugabe orders arrest of Zimbabwean Olympic Team after Rio Olympics

    President Robert Mugabe has reportedly ordered the arrest of the entire Zimbabwean Olympic team for failing to win a medal at the just concluded 2016 Rio Olympics. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Mugabe According to the NTA, Mugabe met with the commissioner general of Zimbabwe police republic, Augustine Chihuri and asked him to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately they arrive the Harare International Airport.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rexall
    +10 +1

    Girl, 7, Finds Olympic Gold Medal in Trash

    An Olympic champion is thanking a 7-year-old Atlanta girl who found his gold medal in a pile of trash weeks after it got stolen, the AP reports. Joe Jacobi won the medal in men's canoe double slalom at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Jacobi says it was stolen when somebody broke into his car in June. Weeks later, Chloe Smith was walking with her father when she spotted the gold medal discarded in a pile of garbage.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +3 +1

    Rio Paralympics 2016: Visually-impaired runner breaks world record, outruns Olympic gold medallist

    Incredulous was the word as Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka won the men's 1500m T13 sprint event in a world record-breaking time of three minutes and 48.29 seconds at the Rio Paralympics on Sunday. What made the spectacle special was that the top four athletes clocked times that would have won them the gold at the Rio Olympics 2016, had they participated in the 1500m run there.

  • Image
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +23 +1

    The Rio You Didn’t Know Existed

    Vincent Catala Represents the City Beyond Clichés. Breaking News: Rio de Janeiro is not all sun, parties and samba.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by baron778
    +3 +1

    Brazil shifts right, evangelical elected Rio mayor

    An evangelical mega-church bishop who once branded Catholics demons was elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro, in nationwide municipal elections confirming Brazil's shift to the right. This was the second round of balloting for city halls in Latin America's biggest country and confirmed the trend seen in October 2 polls which ended in humiliation for the former governing Workers' Party. In the first round, the Workers' Party lost about two thirds of the mayor's posts it had won in 2012 elections, including Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by hxxp
    +35 +1

    Three months after the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is broke

    From the front steps of Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Theater, the ballet company danced, and opera singers belted out the strident "Carmina Burana." It was last month, and the show was an artistic public protest. The performers, all state employees, haven’t been paid for weeks and won’t be getting paychecks until Dec. 5. The same day, outside a state-run hospital in Rio’s Tijuca neighborhood, a doctor shrugged when asked about the long lines of people waiting to be treated. “It’s total chaos in there,” he says.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by hxxp
    +11 +1

    Brazil policeman confesses to killing Greek ambassador: TV report

    A Rio de Janeiro policeman confessed to murdering Greece's ambassador to Brazil in what investigators on Friday called a "cowardly act" carried out at the direction of the diplomat's Brazilian wife with whom the officer was romantically involved. Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, was missing since Monday night. Françoise, his Brazilian wife and the mother of their 10-year-old daughter, reported him missing to police on Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +33 +1

    Olympic ghost town: Bills due, venues empty after Rio Games

    Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns. Six months after South America's first games, the floodgates have burst. Rio organizers still owe creditors about $40 million. Four of the new arenas in the main Olympic Park have failed to find private-sector management, and ownership has passed to the federal government.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by lostwonder
    +19 +1

    Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over…

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +1

    Images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio just SEVEN MONTHS later

    A drained pool filled with mud, crumbled roads and overgrown plots of grass. These eerie images aren't from a post-apocalyptic movie, they are photographs of several Olympic venues in Rio - just seven months after the games finished. Despite promises from the organisers that the billion-dollar site would be used to benefit Brazil's citizens, it remains deserted and dilapidated.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by melaniee
    +2 +1

    Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

    Brazil’s President Michel Temer justified putting an Army general in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces to contain a rising tide of violence by saying that the circumstances required extreme measures. In a televised address on Friday evening, Temer explained the decree he had signed earlier in the day which puts the state’s police forces under military control. The intervention, which requires congressional approval, will last until the end of the year, according to the decree.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +16 +1

    First, Brazilian activist is shot — then the lies start

    Marielle Franco had made plenty of enemies on the right with her prominent accusations of police brutality in the favelas. By Sebastian Smith.