Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

The world has rediscovered Brazil

Brazil has hosted an extraordinary event, and this is the work of all Brazilian people.

By Michel Temer, Acting President of the Republic - The Olympic Games were an absolute success. This is the result of the work of each person who helped build the stadiums, the metro, the Olympic Village; each carioca who gave the right directions to our visitors.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 20:40 UTC

Full bodied burkinis a huge sales success in Australia

Aheda Zanetti,(C) who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200%.

Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales. The clothing - which combines “burqa” with “bikini” - leaves only the face, hands and feet on show.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 05:50 UTC

PM May congratulates Team GB on Rio achievements; celebration parade planned in Manchester

”Rio 2016 will be remembered as a history-making Olympics for Britain, one where we took more medals than we have ever done at an overseas Games.

British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement on how UK Olympians have made history and inspired the next generation. Team GB in Rio do Janeiro Olympics took more medals than ever at an overseas Games.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:50 UTC

European Olympic Committee head Hickey arrested in Rio for alleged sale of tickets

Brazilian police said that when officers went to Hickey's hotel room they found his wife who told them her husband had left Rio de Janeiro for Ireland

Police in Brazil investigating illegal Olympic ticket sales have arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Irishman Patrick Hickey, 71, who is suspected of being involved in a scheme to sell tickets for higher than their face value. He was taken to hospital as a precaution, and will probably stay the night there, police said.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:25 UTC

US Olympic swimmers fabricated robbery story to cover up a night of heavy drinking in Rio

US Olympic Committee CEO said Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who had been with Ryan Lochte in an incident at a local gas station ”have recently departed Rio.”

The two U.S. swimmers who were abruptly taken off a plane and detained in Rio on Wednesday night have been allowed to leave the country and are headed for the United States.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 21:53 UTC

Australian Olympic robbed during a fire evacuation at the Rio Village

The Australian building was evacuated Friday after a fire in the basement, which was likely started by a cigarette.

Members of the Australian Olympic team were robbed during a fire evacuation at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Village, in the latest of a series of complaints about the athletes’ housing complex. The Australian building was evacuated Friday after a fire in the basement, which was likely started by a cigarette.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:12 UTC

Brazilian flag flies at half mast in the Olympics in honor of Joao Havelange

Havelange lobbied strongly and called on IOC members at the host city vote in 2009 to “join me in celebrating my 100th birthday'” at the Rio Olympics.

Former FIFA president and IOC member Joao Havelange has died aged 100. The Brazilian, whose name is one of those used for the track and field stadium for the Rio Games (Estádio Olímpico João Havelange), played a key role in bringing the Olympics to his country. He called on IOC members at the host city vote in 2009 to “join me in celebrating my 100th birthday'” at the Rio Olympics.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

Fearful of public's reaction Temer will not attend Rio Olympics closing ceremony

Temer's only appearance was at the end of ceremony, when he declared the Games open, and reactions were as bad as expected: he was booed during his entire speech

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer's press office informed on late Monday that he will not attend the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, which will be held on the evening of August 21 at the world-renowned Maracana stadium.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 - 07:12 UTC

US 'Dream team' rented cruise liner “Silver Cloud” as their Olympic Village

“Silver Cloud” is moored in the Port of Rio, with NBA stars like Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving among others enjoying their luxury cabins

Multi-millionaire members of the US Olympic basketball team have rented a massive luxury cruise ship to call their home while they compete at the Rio Olympics. Super rich members of the 'Dream Team' are shirking the nightmare of the Olympic Village, still undergoing finishing touches in some areas and likely to remain “under construction” throughout the games in others. Members of the women's team are also reported to be calling the cruise ship home.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 - 06:58 UTC

Rio Games opening tailored to the current economic conditions in Brazil

Rio Games will not have the grandiosity of Beijing, the special effects of Athens, the eccentricity and technological skills of London. It is an analogue opening

Rio de Janeiro Olympics opening ceremony on Friday will break with the recent tradition of large-scale and expensive shows, featuring a low-emissions cauldron and an “analogue” experience, executive producer Marco Balich said.

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