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Carioca Crash Course: Portuguese made easy for Olympic tourists and fans to Rio 2016

Heading to Rio 2016 this summer? It’s time to start learning some Brazilian Portuguese like the Rio locals (cariocas) to show off in and out of the Olympic venues. 610 more words



Chatsworth had been honored to be a relay runner of the Olympic Torch as it passed through the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  But today, of all days, in front of a crowd of thousands and with live TV coverage streaming on every platform; he dropped the Torch.  14 more words

Sweden’s Most Devoted Sculler, who was an Olympic Torchbearer

9 May 2016

Göran R Buckhorn writes:

After reading Tim Koch’s recent article about the Olympic Torch, where there was a photograph of Sir Steven Redgrave sitting in a ’Henley eight’ holding the Olympic Torch, I became curious about how many rowers through the years since the Olympic Torch Relay began for the 1936 Games had been involved in getting the Olympic flame to its final destination – sitting in a boat. 668 more words

Olympic flame lands in Brazil to begin torch relay

On Tuesday morning the Olympic flame touched down in Brasilia, the capital city of host nation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

As one can imagine there was plenty of excitement surrounding the arrival of the flame. 400 more words


Watch the 2016 Olympic Flame Lit in Greece

This past Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Olympic flame was lit in Greece for its journey to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics. I’d never seen this happen before, but I dig it. 82 more words


Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Gets Under Way As Olympic Flame Lit In Olympia — newfanzoneblog

IOC President says Games ‘will be a message of hope in troubled times’ The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece, during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC).

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Rio 2016: Olympic torch lit at ancient Greek site on its way to Brazil

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece – The flame for South America’s first Olympics was kindled Thursday at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey that will culminate with the August 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. 844 more words