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
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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.
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IOC Delegation Meets Brazilian President – Midland Daily News


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IOC Delegation Meets Brazilian President
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Also attending the meeting were key Brazilian stakeholders in the Rio 2016 project, including Brazilian Minister of Sport Aldo Rebelo; Sergio Cabral, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro; Edouardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro; Márcio Fortes,
Brazilian President remains strong supporter of Rio 2016, says El Moutawakel Insidethegames.biz

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City 2.0 crowdsources our future – TG Daily

City 2.0 crowdsources our future
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At the heart of the City 2.0 is a "wish" – the city's wish, if you will -which TED directors feel has been reflected in TED talks on the future of the city by Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, Harvard professor and economist Edward Glaeser and Vice

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‘Twist and Shout’ Brazilian Style (PHOTOS) – Huffington Post (blog)

'Twist and Shout' Brazilian Style (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post (blog)
Which is, actually, not hard at all, because on this Carnival Monday, at 2.30pm, tens of thousands of people have gathered at Marina da Glória in Rio de Janeiro. Crammed between groups of sturdy cross-dressers drinking out of Skol beer cans and many

Unlike China’s 2008 Olympics, Displaced Slum-Dwellers in Brazil Will Not Go … – PolicyMic


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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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Prince Harry greeted by samba and screams in Brazil – Telegraph.co.uk


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Prince Harry greeted by samba and screams in Brazil
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Prince Harry “got the party started” in Rio de Janeiro as he was greeted by screaming Brazilians while launching a major drive to bring tourists to Britain. By Roya Nikkhah, Royal Correspondent, in Rio de Janeiro 
The Prince was greeted by a carnival band, samba dancers and crowds chanting his name as he began the £25 million official drive to capitalise on the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Samba dancers entertain Prince Harry as he attends party on Rio’s landmark … – Washington Post


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Samba dancers entertain Prince Harry as he attends party on Rio's landmark
Washington Post
RIO DE JANEIRO — Samba dancers swathed in orange ostrich feathers welcomed Britain's Prince Harry to a party on Rio de Janeiro's Sugarloaf Mountain on Friday. And apparently the fancy footwork was contagious. “Everything about Rio makes you want to
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Prince Harry and UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a campaign to BBC News

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Over the top: Transit planners look to gondolas to put an end to urban gridlock – National Post


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Over the top: Transit planners look to gondolas to put an end to urban gridlock
National Post
In Rio de Janeiro last year, officials opened a six-station gondola line carrying passengers over the winding, dangerous streets of the city's infamous favelas. In Medellin, Colombia, two full-length gondola lines have now been installed to bring

Brazil’s Bloody Bike Wars Drive National Protests: Dom Phillips – Bloomberg

Brazil's Bloody Bike Wars Drive National Protests: Dom Phillips
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This time, hundreds of cyclists blocked Avenida Paulista in response and across the country — in cities as far apart as Manaus, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro — cyclists threw themselves on the ground to symbolize the deaths, lit candles and sang

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

IOC pleased with Rio's preparations for 2016 Games
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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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