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Brazil Prison Riot Kills At Least 27 Inmates, Reports Say

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.15.2017 | World

SAO PAULO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiar...

Iconic Rio Stadium In 'A State Of Abandonment' After Olympics

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.05.2017 | Sports

Just months after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics came to a close, the stadium at the center of the games has fallen into a “state of abandonment...

Sport and Society for Arete -End of Year Wrap

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is customary for those who work in news and sports to look back on the year as it comes to its close and create lists of the ten best of "this and ...

Here Are The Travel Destinations Everyone Was Searching For In 2016

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 12.19.2016 | Travel

A new year means new opportunities to hit the road. If you need some inspiration for how to use your new vacation days come January, 2016’s top tren...

Deadly Police Helicopter Crash In Rio After Day Of Intense Firefights

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.20.2016 | World
Read More: Brazil, Rio, World News

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, killing four officers after a day of intense firefi...

Four Paralympians Just Ran The 1500m Faster Than Anyone At The Rio Olympics Final

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Sports

On Sunday, Fouad Baka of Algeria finished a 1500-meter race in just 3 minutes and 49.59 seconds at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. That’s fast,...

At Least 10 Out LGBT Athletes Competing At The Paralympics In Rio

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on OutSports. After a Summer Olympic Games that saw a record-smashing number of publicly out lesbian, gay and bisexua...

Simone Biles To Write A Memoir Aptly Titled 'Courage to Soar'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.07.2016 | Black Voices

After dominating at the Rio Olympics and solidifying her place in gymnastics history at just 19 years old, it seems like the only thing Simone Biles h...

These World-Renowned Chefs Are Feeding Rio's Poor

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Petchers | Posted 08.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Simone Biles: Gold-Winning Champion Unwittingly Opens A Discussion Of Adoption

Mirah Riben | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Simone Biles' extraordinarily spectacular Olympic gymnastics gold accomplishments resulted in a great deal of support, pride and kudos from the public and also, unfortunately, nasty backlash that has been reported elsewhere.

Lying To The Law: The Lochte Lesson

Joel Cohen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Joel Cohen

The dust has now begun to settle. And there’s no great news: Ryan Lochte is a juvenile. Maybe, despite his six golds, he was depressed seeing himse...

With China's Surprise Volleyball Win in Rio, Coach Lang Ping Becomes National Hero

AsiaToday | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
AsiaToday

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - There were quite many dramatic moments at the Rio Olympics which concluded on Monday. And the vict...

The Olympics Are Over...But The Story Tail Is Long

David Sable | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
David Sable

I've admitted to being a sucker for the Olympics. But, truthfully, I am a sucker for those moments that, to me, are redolent of what the Olympics are...

Weekend Roundup: What the Burkini Ban Reveals

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Nice and elsewhere in the country, several towns along the sunny beaches in the south of France where a scantily clad Brigitte Bardot once frolicked have banned the burkini. This ban on covering up reveals not only a cleavage between conservative Islamic norms and the liberal West, but between the concepts of secularism within the West itself as well. (continued)

Proof That Ryan Lochte Has Always Been A Douchebag

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Up until yesterday, stories differed on what exactly happened but one thing became abundantly clear from the frat boy antics, Ryan Lochte is a douchebag.

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...

The Monumental Creations Of A French Artist In Rio

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

JR (Jean René) is an accidental artist - or so he claims. On his Twitter account, he states: "I am an artist, until I find a real job."

Breathtaking Videos Show A Different Picture Of Life In Rio's Favelas

ArchDaily | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.17.2016 | Arts

This story originally appeared on ArchDaily. Google recently launched a new platform “Rio: Beyond the Map,” showing Rio’s favelas using 360-deg...

Photographers at The RIO Olympics - When Is Enough Enough

Dan Watson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Technology
Dan Watson

Embed from Getty Images There is no denying the popularity of the Olympics. Even with underperforming ratings, many of us can't get enough of the spo...

These Kids Prove Just How Much Representation Matters At The 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices

This year’s Olympics have been a historic one, especially for black athletes. Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas are collecting medal after medal in gym...

The History Of The Olympic Games - #BeyondthePodium

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Before the Olympic Games would become the most-watched sporting event around the world, broadcast in 220 countries, and bringing in an average of 950 million dollars in revenue... The Olympics were an event pulled out of the history books at the turn of the century, meant to bring the nations of the world together in a spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie.

You’ll Never Guess Why Olympic Swimmers Put Gelatin in Their Hair

Glamour | Posted 08.17.2016 | Style
Glamour

For Glamour, by Erin Reimel. The Olympic sport of synchronized swimming requires a lot of pure athleticism, and its emphasis on agility and grace in ...

The Mental Tricks Laurie Hernandez Uses to Summon Crazy Confidence

Health.com | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Amanda MacMillan Team USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez is blowing us away in Rio: Her talent is obviously out of this world, but what's just as impres...

IOC Calls Daily Beast Sex Article 'Unacceptable,' Author Sent Home From Rio

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

This article by Jim Buzinski originally appeared on Outsports The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-d...

I'm An Olympic Paratriathlete, And Sleep Training Is My Winning Secret

Melissa Stockwell | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Stockwell

Being a new mom, I knew that exhaustion was part of the parenting package. But when I was often too exhausted to keep up with second workouts that once came so naturally, I knew I needed a change. Cue training for sleep!