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Ryan Lochte Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio With 3 Other U.S. Swimmers

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home

UPDATE: Aug. 18 ― New evidence suggests that Ryan Lochte fabricated his account of the robbery. Read more here. PREVIOUSLY: Olympic gold medalist Ry...

How To Do Rio Like A Local

Refinery29 | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home

If you're thinking about coming to Rio, put down the hysterical news articles and buy your ticket. As the first South American city to ever host the Olympics, Rio will inevitably have a major year. But no matter what goes down during the games, or what political and economic problems lie ahead, no one can accuse the people of Cidade Maravilhosa of not knowing how to have a good time.

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

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Rosaly Byrd

Over the next few weeks, the first Olympic Games ever to be hosted in South America will be taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the lead up to ...

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

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Rosaly Byrd

Despite all the negative media and attitudes, Rio's Olympic Opening Ceremony provided a peek into one of the many reasons the Cidade Maravilhosa gets its name and an impressive environmental trait that not many other cities can claim.

Rafaela Silva Is Teaching Brazilians How To Fight And Defeat Racism

Ana Júlia Gennari | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Ana Júlia Gennari

Rafaela's Olympic victory shows us how to overcome hatred, and how to follow our path even if the world says that this is not our place. With her struggle, Rafaela tells us: "Keep resisting, don't give up."

Four Days In September -- The Kidnapping Of The U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

ADST | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home

It sounds like something out of Hollywood. Indeed, it was made into a Brazilian movie in 1997 with Alan Arkin (in his pre-Argo days). Charles Burke Elbrick, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, was kidnapped and held for four days in September 1969.

Incredibly Detailed Time-Lapse Video Shows The Frenzy Of Everyday Life In Rio

ArchDaily | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home

This article originally appeared on ArchDaily. Photographer and filmmaker Joe Capra, known for Scientifantastic, filmed and produced the video...

The 2016 Nolympics

David S. Simon | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
David S. Simon

For this American viewer, I am sick of all the pretending and posing, the fake endorsements, the irresponsible lying. I'm sick of our games and I'm sick of the games there.

The 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony Stands Above its Predecessors

Morgan Lowder | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Morgan Lowder

"Peace" by frankieleon - flickr The Olympics is more than just a sporting event. When I was a child, I was given my first sense of what the broader w...

Ibtihaj Muhammad Didn't Win a Gold Medal Today, but She Has Won Something Even Bigger

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Dean Obeidallah

Ibtihaj Muhammad is more than simply an Olympic athlete. With each lunge and parry, she is cutting through stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslims.


Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 08.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

All over the world, but especially in Latin America, we are living the Olympic fever. The images of Brazilian gorgeous beaches, mixed with the specta...

These Photos From Rio Show The Stark Contrast Of Life Outside The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home

The best of Rio de Janeiro was on display during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday. But television viewers only got a glimpse o...

Despite Ugliness, Olympics Still Deliver Plenty Of Spirit And Joy

Ken Reed | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Ken Reed

What are we to make of the Olympics? Do they represent humanity at its finest? Worst? Or both?

The day we carried the Olympic Torch for women and girls

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Co-authored by Thaiza Vitória, 15-year-old Brazilian handball player and member of the 'One Win Leads to Another' programme in Rio de Janeiro and UN ...

How To Enjoy The 2016 Olympics From Home

Victoria Yore | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Victoria Yore

Luckily, NBC will be airing over 6,755 hours of coverage over the course of the Olympics. That is an insane amount of time and you are going to want to be prepared to make the most out of your 2016 Olympics experience!

Killings Rise In Rio's Favelas As Controversial Police 'Pacification' Effort Stalls

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Atop the chipped blue metal table sat two 9 mm pistols and small plastic packets of cocaine and marijuana. Two young men sl...

Good early childhood development and nutrition for all: how do we get there

Up For School | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Up For School

By Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London & President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health...

Three Cheers For Rio, Thumbs Down For The IOC

Saad Khan | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Saad Khan

The 2016 Olympics host Rio de Janeiro is finally basking in some glory. It had to overcome many obstacles and the ridicule of the West; and the games ...

10 Reasons Why The Olympics Improves Employee Productivity

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Steve Siebold

All eyes will be on Brazil in just a few days, as the world's top athletes join together in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. What happens when daytime television of the XXXI Games begins to take the attention of your employees?

An Olympian Night Life: Rio de Janeiro's Ten Best Clubs for Live Music

Chris McGowan | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Chris McGowan

Rio de Janeiro has one of the most vibrant musical scenes on the planet, and includes both the incredible street celebration of Carnaval and a multitude of nightclubs for all tastes.

As Rio Nears, Zika Questions Increase

Ken Reed | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Ken Reed

What are we to make of Zika, a mosquito-transmitted virus that poses risks to Olympic athletes, spectators and media members in Rio de Janeiro?

A Guide To The Perfect Day In Rio

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home

Rio de Janeiro is best-known for its stunning ‘Christ The Redeemer’ statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Copacabana Beach. But there’s so much more t...

The Olympics Won't Spread Zika Around The World

The Conversation US | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

The controversy over the Olympics should not distract us from the global threat Zika poses. But we should keep fears about the Olympics in perspective. The domestic chaos over Ebola in 2014 is all it takes to remind us what happens when our reactions are guided by fear, rather than by evidence.

The Most Instagrammable Places In Rio, According To Locals

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home

When the 2016 Olympic Games kick off in a couple of weeks, they will play out against the backdrop of the spectacular scenery of Rio de Janeiro. About...

Social Media & The Summer Olympics: Rio 2016 Prepares To Break Records

Cathy Hackl | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Cathy Hackl

Summer is starting to heat up and so is the buzz surrounding the Rio 2016 Olympics. In Brazil, some athletes will be breaking world records during the...