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It's Been Just 7 Months Since The Rio Olympics, And This Is What The Venues Look Like Now

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 03.21.2017 | Home

Seven months after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first Olympic Games in South America, many of the expensive venue sites remain abandoned. Getty Images ph...

Here Are The Most Breathtaking New Year's Eve Fireworks From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

At the stroke of midnight, revelers around the world welcomed the new year with a bang. Breathtaking fireworks lit up the night skies from the Las Veg...

Rio De Janeiro's New Evangelical Mayor Could Threaten The City's Famed Diversity

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.07.2016 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Rio's new mayor, a former evangelical bishop, has called homosexuality a sin, but Rio is proud of its tolerance and diversity. Sergio Moraes/Reuters ...

Trump Hotel Tied To Criminal Investigation In Brazil

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics

BRASILIA - A Brazilian prosecutor has opened a criminal investigation into investments made by two state pension funds in a luxury Rio de Janeiro hote...

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview with Massimo Bottura, Restaurateur and Activist

Alexandre Mars | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Last summer I spent time in Brazil meeting with several amazing organizations of the Epic portfolio. I was there to both learn more about the social i...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Bravo, Rio! I was surprised that it would take me several weeks to talk about my Rio 2016 visit. When I returned from Rio I had a plethora of feeling...

Nobody Asked Rio's Poor About The Olympics. So They Yelled Louder.

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home

RIO DE JANEIRO ― The 2016 Olympics began with a promise. When the International Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro as the host in 2009, local of...

Post-Olympic Thoughts

Christos Terzides | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Christos Terzides

Rio De janeiro is so beautiful that is almost magical.

30 Megacity Mayors Call Upon G20 for a Climate Safe World

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Anne Hidalgo

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a ...

Rio: The Olympics For Climate Action

Max Thabiso Edkins | Posted 09.03.2016 | Sports
Max Thabiso Edkins

Now the games have begun! Directed by Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, known for City of God and supporter of the World Bank Group's Connect4Climate program, the opening ceremony put climate change front and center.

The 10 Best Party Beach Towns In The World

Oyster | Posted 09.02.2016 | Travel

Beaches and partying go together like, well, a hot summer day and a cold beer. It's no wonder, then, that many of the gorgeous beach towns around the ...

After The Closing Ceremony: Rio's Sustainable Olympic Legacy

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 08.31.2016 | Home
Anne Hidalgo

As the historic 2016 Olympic Games draw to a close in Rio de Janeiro, we commend C40 Chair, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes not only for a successful world-class event, but also for investing in and developing legacy Olympic projects that will benefit the city and its inhabitants in the long-term.

Now That The Olympics Are Over, Brazil Has A Lot Of Work To Do

Carlos Bezerra Jr. | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
Carlos Bezerra Jr.

Yes, the Olympic Games might have left a legacy. But as soon as we woke up on Monday, August 22, it was clear that there is still a lot to be done.

The Lasting Joy Of Rio's Olympics

Rafael Nardini | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Rafael Nardini

The Olympic Games may be headed for Tokyo in 2020, but if the torch had a life of its own, it would probably decide to stay here and enjoy the party a little longer.

An Open Letter To The Gringos Who Disrespected Brazil

Adriana Caitano | Posted 08.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Adriana Caitano

There is plenty of racism and prejudice in Brazil, and some people are even dying because of it. But we're still a diverse society that brings together people from different races, sexes and religions.

Why Brazilians' Skepticism Of The Olympics Was Good News

Beatriz Pedreira | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Beatriz Pedreira

Skepticism about the Olympics is part of an arduous and often frustrating process towards more political engagement and an ever more vibrant democracy, requiring stakeholders to rethink the way to organize political life in Brazil.

3 Ways The Olympics Could Truly Help The Refugee Crisis

Stephen Rosa | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Stephen Rosa

Given the economic damage inflicted on host cities and the way the Olympics are used to fortify the political power of oppressive governments, the refugee team is a shallow publicity stunt designed to obscure the fact that the IOC is driven by greed and graft.

Olympic Fashion Blog

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

These women were alive, they were powerful, they had energy and all this added up to many types of beauty.

Beyond The Bad Press: Rio de Janeiro's Urban Forests- Part 2

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 08.19.2016 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

With the Olympics in full swing, we continue to highlight the remarkable environmental aspects of Rio de Janeiro or Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvelous City) that may be lost amid the negative media attention the city has received leading up to the games

Favela Painting Foundation Is Using Art To Rejuvenate Brazil's Slums

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts

Dutch artists Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas started working in Rio de Janeiro over 10 years ago ― long before the Olympics or the World Cup shed in...

Brazilian Artists Pay Tribute To Olympic Refugee Team In Stunning Murals

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts

Iniciando as pinturas dos atletas refugiados que estão. competindo na olimpíadas do Rio de Janeiro em parceria com o amigo @rodrigosinirodrigosini ...

Grab Your Pitchforks: We've Got To Get Ellen

Meredith Masony | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Meredith Masony

Here we go again. It is time to social media shame someone. This time it is Ellen DeGeneres. A woman who is unbelievably diverse, and a speaker for those without a voice.

The Olympics Is Not The Place For Politics Or Hatred

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports
Steve Siebold

The one place that should be sacred and free of politics, religious debates, discrimination, hatred or anything else negative is the Olympics. While the world's greatest athletes are competing in Rio, the focus should be on being the best you can be and making your country proud.

Brazil Is Failing To Deliver The Promised Olympic Legacy Of Safety And Security

Atila Roque | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Atila Roque

What legacy will Brazil leave behind? As the host of the most important sporting event in the world, will it promote solidarity, cooperation, and peace?

The Body-Positive Message Behind This Shot Putter's Olympic Gold Medal

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women

Michelle Carter is all about wearing makeup, loving her body and, of course, winning gold medals. This past Friday, the 30-year-old Olympian won her ...