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  • 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.

  • Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 08:15 UTC

    “Keep mouths closed” aquatic athletes competing at Rio Olympics have been told

     Rio Olympics Games aquatic athletes will “literally be swimming in human crap” and could pick up heavy duty illnesses from the contaminated water.

    Aquatic athletes competing in the forthcoming Rio Olympics Games have been advised to keep their mouths shut while competing because they will “literally be swimming in human crap” and could pick up heavy duty illnesses from the contaminated water.

  • Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 07:47 UTC

    Olympics chief praises Rio and anticipates a “fantastic” Games

    “The last couple of days before the Olympics Games there is always one issue or other to be solved. The Brazilians will solve it,” Bach told reporters.

    The head of the International Olympic Committee played down problems with unfinished accommodation in Rio de Janeiro that have prompted some teams to abandon the Olympic village, saying he expected Brazil to host a “fantastic” games.

  • Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 07:17 UTC

    Del Potro carries his memories of London's bronze into Rio

    Juan Martín del Potro during a press conference on Friday in Buenos Aires. “You never know hoy many Olympic Games you will get to play”

    In his comeback year, the Argentine tennis star wants to relive the unique Olympic experience, but is aware that this time around he is not in his best form. A tale that started in London 2012, took two breaks to undergo wrist surgery, recharged batteries at Wimbledon less than a month ago, picked up some bonus energy in Italy, now goes to Rio and then back to Britain.

  • Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 12:59 UTC

    Miss Bumbum displays her attributes in Olympics' body paintings

    Suzy body paintings in honor of the Rio Olympics

    The Rio Olympics have their “”sex muse” promoted by Playboy magazine with a display of pictures of Brazilian model Suzy Cortez, in body painting, who currently holds the Miss Bumbum crown (sexiest derriere).

  • Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 12:53 UTC

    Rio Olympics cocaine: neat envelopes with the Games logo and rings

    The cocaine envelop with the Olympics logo and colored rings, and obviously the warning, “Keep away from children”

    Rio Olympic Games scheduled to be opened in just a few days time is facing all sorts of last minute challenges, mainly because of lack of proper planning and shortcomings, but this has not impeded the so called “marvelous” city, known for its sculptural girls, beautiful beaches and easy going mood as well as crime, drugs and favelas, to adapt inventiveness to the festivity spirit.