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
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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
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
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