Rio Rises to the Olympic Occasion

JR

The Olympics are coming to a close this weekend, and I will be sorry to see them go. Every day for the past two weeks, I’ve turned on the TV to enjoy a few dozen channels of the world’s finest athletes in heated competition in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. What is most significant about this year’s Olympics is, despite More...

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On August 9, 2016
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Rio Welcomes the World

We did it! That’s what creative director Fernando Meirelles must be thinking with the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics behind us. The evening came off without a hitch, a minor miracle considering More...

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On August 3, 2016
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Olympic-Size Contradictions

About 150 years ago, Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . . ” Today his words still ring true. He must have known the power of his words since he chose them as the More...

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On June 6, 2016
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Badminton Comes to Brazil

Brazilian teenager Ygor Coelho knows that Olympic medals are practically out of reach, but he smiles from ear to ear because his participation in the upcoming Rio Summer Olympic Games is already a victory. Ygor More...

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On May 18, 2016
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Olympic Torch Arrives in Brazil

While preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics have been ongoing for years, for many the official start of “Olympic fever” begins with the Olympic Torch. The Torch travels every four years from Greece, the site More...

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On December 24, 2015
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Christmas Bacalhau is Ready

By Birgitte Tiller Who has seen the head of the bacalhau? No one, the saying goes. Most Brazilians know that the best bacalhau comes from Norway. However, Norwegian fish suppliers have seen a slump in sales in More...

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On November 28, 2015
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FIFA Ethics Committee

When they checked into their rooms at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo, just before Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, global football officials were greeted with leather gift bags from the CBF, Brazil’s football More...

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On November 4, 2015
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Cellphones are Hurting Us

There are plenty of reasons to put our cellphones down once in a while. For example, it’s rude to bring phones to the table while eating with your family. Also, let’s not forget the value of being present More...

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On September 28, 2015
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Brazil Loses Its Biggest Football Fan

Legendary Brazilian football fan, Clovis Acosta Fernandes, has died in Porto Alegre. Clovis was not just another ordinary football fan, he was the face of Brazilian football. He became world famous when his image More...

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On August 3, 2015
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Thieves Return Football Gold Medal

Thieves in Brazil stole a gold medal won by Tamires Britto, 27, a member of the victorious woman’s football team. Tamires won the medal at the Pan Am Games in Canada, when Brazil’s women’s team More...