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With fireworks forming the word “Rio” in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of “The Girl from Ipanema,” Rio de Janiero jubilantly welcomed the world Friday to the first Olympic Games in South America.After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympic...  read more

Roughly half a million people from around the world are expected to travel to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. And while Zika is in the spotlight, there are other bugs and health problems that Olympic athletes and spectators should keep in mind.What's the biggest threat? Health experts say the...  read more

The Norwegian Getaway will dock at Rio's Pier Maua from August 4 to 22, becoming a floating hotel for the duration of the Olympic Games. And forget about the Athlete’s Village, Team USA men's basketball divas have chartered Silversea’s luxurious Silver Cloud as their residence for the duration.Norwegian GetawayThe Norwegian...  read more

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service to Rio de Janeiro this fall due to lagging Olympic Games demand and Brazil's weak economic environment. The Montreal-based carrier says other airlines are adopting similar changes.“Service adjustments are part of normal airline schedule planning and the number of flights across our network may...  read more

The Olympic Games are just a few weeks away - and Rio de Janeiro is in crisis. Brazil faces a litany of problems: an economy in freefall, the Zika virus and a political crisis with an impeached president. Violence is on the rise, and Rio’s police officers are protesting after...  read more

The Rio Olympics has been dealt a double blow just weeks before the world's biggest sporting event kicks off. Brazilian tourism minister Henrique Alves has been forced to step down after being implicated in a wide-ranging corruption scandal.He was allegedly involved in funnelling billions from state-owned oil company Petrobras into...  read more

The Rio de Janeiro state government has declared a 'state of public calamity', saying emergency financial measures must be undertaken in order for the Olympic Games to go ahead as planned due to a 'severe economic crisis' in the state.A statement issued by the authority on Friday said that a...  read more

With thousands of litres of raw human sewage pouring into the ocean every second from Rio de Janeiro, August's Olympic Games have trained a spotlight on Rio's spectacular failure to clean up its waterways and world famous beaches. But just across the Guanabara Bay, its sister city of Niteroi is...  read more

Unsurprisingly, the International Olympic Committee says it has no plans to postpone the summer Olympic Games in Rio, despite a call by a group of prominent medical professionals to take action over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. More than 100 doctors, researchers and health experts from around globe signed an open...  read more

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx of visitors to Brazil will result in the avoidable birth of malformed babies. “But for the...  read more

Air Canada has a new arrangement with Avianca Brasil that could ease travel to the South American country ahead of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Starting Monday, Air Canada passengers from across Canada will be able to check in only once and have their bags sent to the...  read more

When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Summer Olympic Games they intended to double their hotel capacity in time for the opening ceremonies. If they reach that goal, it will be with the inclusion of beds with Airbnb and without some hotels, including the Trump, that now appear to...  read more

Searchers looked on Friday for more victims from the collapse of an elevated bike path that had been heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, while City Hall said it hired independent agencies to study the cause of the accident.A 50-meter (164-foot) stretch of the...  read more

Rio de Janeiro's renovated port area should be hopping - or “hooping” - during the Olympics. The United States men's and women's basketball teams will be staying on a cruise ship in the port. A second and much larger liner will be anchored alongside during the games and provide lodging...  read more

You are welcomed to the Museum of Image and Sound in Centro, Rio de Janeiro, and State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The museum's designer, Roberto Burle Marx, has gotten the inspiration from the Copacabana Beach.The buildings promenade captures the beach element while the while the vertical boulevard gives you...  read more

The city of Rio de Janeiro is known for the world famous for the Rio Carnival, but do you know it is also one of the best street food cities in the world? The next time you visit Rio, you must savor its street food and find out why it...  read more

The city of Rio de Janeiro is known for the world famous for the Rio Carnival, but do you know it is also one of the best street food cities in the world? The next time you visit Rio, you must savor its street food and find out why it...  read more

The city of Rio de Janeiro is known for the world famous for the Rio Carnival, but do you know it is also one of the best street food cities in the world? The next time you visit Rio, you must savor its street food and find out why it...  read more

The city of Rio de Janeiro is known for the world famous for the Rio Carnival, but do you know it is also one of the best street food cities in the world? The next time you visit Rio, you must savor its street food and find out why it...  read more

The city of Rio de Janeiro is known for the world famous for the Rio Carnival, but do you know it is also one of the best street food cities in the world? The next time you visit Rio, you must savor its street food and find out why it...  read more

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