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Rio de Janeiro Olympic preparations overshadowed by spread of Zika in Brazil

Feb 03, 2016

Rio de Janeiro Olympic preparations overshadowed by spread of Zika in Brazil

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. #Brazil #NewsTracker #World Health Organization #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #Rio Olympics #Zika Virus #Zika
Thousands in Brazil protest to demand president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment

Dec 14, 2015

Thousands in Brazil protest to demand president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment

Thousands of Brazilians have marched to demand that Congress impeach President Dilma Rousseff due to an overwhelming corruption scandal and a dismal economy #Brazil #Rio de Janeiro #Impeachment #São Paulo #Dilma Rousseff #Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Feeling hot hot hot: Risqu sand sculptures of women on Copacabana beach irk local Brazilians

Dec 04, 2015

Feeling hot hot hot: Risqu sand sculptures of women on Copacabana beach irk local Brazilians

Sand sculptures of curvaceous, full-bottomed women on Copacabana beach may be one of Rio de Janeiro's wackier tourist attractions, but now they're under fire from a resident's association claiming the risque creations promote prostitution. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Rio de Janeiro #Copacabana #Sand sculptures #Ubiratan dos Santos #Friends of Copacabana association #Deputy Mayor Bruno Ramos
It is a miracle I am fit enough to fight after two C-sections: Mary Kom

Aug 22, 2015

It is a miracle I am fit enough to fight after two C-sections: Mary Kom

Mary Kom, who bagged a bronze in the flyweight (51 kilogram) category at the 2012 London Olympics, has already announced her decision to quit after the Rio mega event. #Boxing #Rio de Janeiro #Mary Kom #2016 Olympic Games #Rio Olympics #India
Realising smart cities dream: A few lessons from Rio de Janeiro

Jul 18, 2015

Realising smart cities dream: A few lessons from Rio de Janeiro

The successful implementation of 100 smart cities project will be a proof of the insightfulness and cohesiveness of all the stakeholders #urbanisation #Rio de Janeiro #100 smart cities #AMRUT
Lalita clinches Rio berth with steeplechase win, Vikas bags discus gold in Asian Athletics C'ships

Jun 07, 2015

Lalita clinches Rio berth with steeplechase win, Vikas bags discus gold in Asian Athletics C'ships

Lalita Babar bagged a gold in 3000m steeplechase with a national record shattering effort, while ace discus thrower Vikas Dowda struck gold too as Indians produced an impressive show to grab three medals on the third and penultimate day of the 21st Asian Athleticschampionships on Saturday. #SportsTracker #Vikas Gowda #Asian Athletics Championships #Wuhan #2016 Rio de Janeiro Games #Lalita Babar
South Korea's swimming champ Park Tae-hwan tests positive for dope, handed 18-month ban

Mar 24, 2015

South Korea's swimming champ Park Tae-hwan tests positive for dope, handed 18-month ban

Park Tae-hwan's hopes of competing in the 2016 Rio Games were put in jeopardy as the South Korean Olympic swimming champion was handed an 18-month ban after a failed drug test. #South Korea #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Park Tae-hwan #2016 Rio Games #Olympics
Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 Olympic games

Mar 19, 2015

Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 Olympic games

Rio de Janeiro will stage 44 test events over the next 14 months as the country moves up a gear in its preparations to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organisers said on Wednesday. #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #44 test events #Olympics
Airbnb on shortlist to provide rooms for 2016 Olympics in Rio

Feb 26, 2015

Airbnb on shortlist to provide rooms for 2016 Olympics in Rio

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is one of three firms being considered to provide additional rooms for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. #World Cup #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Olympics 2016 #AirBnB #accommodation #Olympics