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This one is connected with the Olympics in London in 2012 but because it’s Olympics year again, I thought I’d share it.

It’s getting nearer. Yesterday it was in Bristol and Bath. 413 more words


Lit by human heat, Paralympic torch will visit six cities representing each region of Brazil

Reposted from the Paralympic Press, Brazil: ·         Paralympic Flame will be formed by the union of the flames lit at Brasília, Belém, Natal, São Paulo, Joinville, Rio de Janeiro and Stoke Mandeville, in England. 404 more words

Foreign Service

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

Rio 2016

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