Category Archives: Rio Olympics News

No Backing Down in Women’s Right to Compete – New York Times


New York Times
No Backing Down in Women's Right to Compete
New York Times
Nawal el-Moutawakel, the 1984 Olympic hurdles champion from Morocco, is in charge of the oversight committee for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro after having headed the evaluation committees that examined candidates for the 2012 and 2016 Games.
IOC Announces Olympic Highlights of the WeekPR Web (press release)

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Govt watchdog group warns Brazil of WCup delays – Louisville Courier-Journal

Govt watchdog group warns Brazil of WCup delays
Louisville Courier-Journal
from the top of a building shows the Maracana stadium undergoing renovation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 19, 2012. The Maracana will host the 2014 World Cup final soccer match and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics.

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Uncertainty for Rio stadium’s indigenous squatters – San Francisco Chronicle


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Uncertainty for Rio stadium’s indigenous squatters
San Francisco Chronicle
(03-22) 19:19 PDT RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — As Rio prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, all eyes are turning to the gray and blue walls of the storied Maracana stadium.
Maracana, built for the 1950 World Cup, will be the keystone of the city’s upcoming sporting events, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the final match of World Cup.The squatters don’t fit into the state’s plans for the neighborhood’s makeover.The group living next to the stadium’s wall includes men and women of about 10 ethnicities — mostly Guarani, Pataxo, Kaingangue and Guajajara. They live in 10 homes they built on the site of Rio’s old Indian Museum, which has been abandoned since 1977..

Indigenous squatters living in shadow of Brazil’s Maracana stadium facing Washington Post

Rio official: Increased security will be significant legacy of 2014 World Cup … – Washington Post


Metro
Rio official: Increased security will be significant legacy of 2014 World Cup
Washington Post
DOHA, Qatar — A top Rio de Janeiro security official says the legacy of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics will be the peace and improved services that added security is bringing to the city's long-deprived poor neighborhoods.
British modern pentathletes reach final of World Cup event in RioMetro
Rio 2016 Olympics will leave legacy of safety and security says city police chiefInsidethegames.biz

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Go There: Rio de Janeiro – Transworld Surf

Go There: Rio de Janeiro
Transworld Surf
There's the other natural beauty—the one under those tiny bikinis Rio is famous for. Plus, the soccer World Cup will be there in 2014, as well as the Summer Olympics in 2016. There isn'ta hotter time to be in Rio than right about now.

After running with Usain Bolt, sporting Harry takes to Rio’s beaches for … – The Guardian


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After running with Usain Bolt, sporting Harry takes to Rio's beaches for
The Guardian
Under blazing sunshine and chased by local paparazzi, Prince Harry took to one of Rio's most famous beaches on Saturday for a jog, a game of volleyball and a spot of rugby training – all designed to promote the UK before this year's London Olympics.
Prince Harry leads race, plays rugby in RioSeattle Post Intelligencer
Good sport Prince Harry charms BrazilTelegraph.co.uk
Harry in RioITV.com
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Unlike China’s 2008 Olympics, Displaced Slum-Dwellers in Brazil Will Not Go … – PolicyMic


PolicyMic
Unlike China's 2008 Olympics, Displaced Slum-Dwellers in Brazil Will Not Go
PolicyMic
Rio de Janeiro's planners should study-up on past Olympic failures and re-assess their approach. For example, they could check out reports from human rights groups that criticized Beijing for displacing so many citizens. Unlike 2008, slum-dwellers in

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IOC pleased with Rio’s preparations for 2016 Games – ESPN

IOC pleased with Rio's preparations for 2016 Games
ESPN
AP SAO PAULO — The IOC ended its visit to Rio de Janeiro on Friday, satisfied with the city's preparations for the 2016 Olympics while stressing there is "not a second to waste." The International Olympic Committee team met with Brazilian President

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Rio’s Olympic land grab – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor
Rio's Olympic land grab
Christian Science Monitor
From environmental hazards to highway expansion: Residents of Rio's Vila Autódromo slum have heard a slew of reasons why they must move off their land, as Olympic developers move in. By Taylor Barnes, Correspondent / March 8, 2012 When Municipal

Slum Dwellers Are Defying Brazil’s Grand Design for Olympics – New York Times


New York Times
Slum Dwellers Are Defying Brazil's Grand Design for Olympics
New York Times
RIO DE JANEIRO — It was supposed to be a triumphant moment for Brazil. Gearing up for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held here, officials celebrated plans for a futuristic “Olympic Park,” replete with a waterside park and athlete villages, promoting it
Rio already sorting 2016 OlympicsHerald Sun
2016 Olympic golf course designer will be announced during IOC visit to Rio de Washington Post

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