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Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016: “Let the Games Begin”

How big a deal are the Olympics?  Big. Big, big. Big, big, big. Big deal. The Olympics are a really big deal. Under the best of civil circumstances, it’s no small feat to pull them off, and Brazil has had her fair share of challenges. 442 more words


Brazilian marathoner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lights Olympic cauldron

With Brazilian soccer legend Pele ruled out for health reasons, there remained plenty of suspense heading into Friday’s Opening Ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. 215 more words

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Dilemma, decisions and a comfortable life! 2011-2012

I visited Wilfred and Jeannette Cass on three further occasions in December 2010 just to make sure that we had reached mutual agreement that I was the best person for ‘the job’ and that I was sure that I wanted it. 1,149 more words

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Olympic torch in Copacabana 360 video

The Olympic torch made an epic journey across Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (4 August). Local sports stars, international Olympians, samba dancers, refugees and even a Nobel Peace Prize winner were among the torchbearers. 263 more words

Rio 2016: Girl from Ipanema carries Olympic torch.

Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes running — this time with the Olympic torch.

Helô Pinheiro, 71, the woman who was immortalized by the 1960s bossa nova classic “The Girl from Ipanema,” returns to her old stomping ground as a torchbearer on the final day of the 2016 Summer Games torch relay. 233 more words


RIO 2016: Man Arrested After Trying To Steal Olympic Torch During Parade

Here is the shocking moment a man tried to steal the Olympic flame while it was passing through the Brazilian town of Guarulhos, in Sao Paulo. 74 more words