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Security, not Zika, biggest concern ahead of Olympics: Rio Games CEO Sidney Levy

Jun 29, 2016

Security, not Zika, biggest concern ahead of Olympics: Rio Games CEO Sidney Levy

Sidney Levy, the chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus. #Rio de Janeiro #Dilma Rousseff #Olympics 2016 #Rio #Zika Virus #Sidney Levy #Rio Organizing Committee #Guanabara Bay
City within a city: Rio Olympic organisers unveil athletes' village, said to be the 'largest ever'

Jun 24, 2016

City within a city: Rio Olympic organisers unveil athletes' village, said to be the 'largest ever'

The media got a sneak peak at the "soul" of the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a visit Thursday to the athletes' village, the brand new complex of residential towers where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games. #Brazil #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Olympics 2016 #Zika Virus #Athletes' village
Brazil: A resurgence of swine flu has killed more than 1,000 people in 2016

Jun 23, 2016

Brazil: A resurgence of swine flu has killed more than 1,000 people in 2016

Amid economic woes, political crisis and a Zika outbreak, Brazil's health minister has announced yet another concern - a resurgence of swine flu that has killed more than 1,000 people since the start of the year. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #Swine flu #Zika
Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman to be nominated to IOC

Jun 07, 2016

Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman to be nominated to IOC

Nita Ambani has been nominated for membership in the IOC and will become the first Indian woman to be on the apex sporting body. #IOC #Rio de Janeiro #International Olympic Committee #Nita Ambani #Olympics 2016 #Reliance Foundation #2016 Olympics #Rio Olympics 2016 #IOC Session
Rio de Janeiro inaugurates tram service conceived as Olympic legacy

Jun 06, 2016

Rio de Janeiro inaugurates tram service conceived as Olympic legacy

Rio de Janeiro has inaugurated an electric streetcar network serving several downtown streets and replacing a number of bus lines. #NewsTracker #Rio de Janeiro #Rio Olympics 2016 #Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes
Rio 2016: WHO rules out shifting or postponing Olympics over Zika fears

May 28, 2016

Rio 2016: WHO rules out shifting or postponing Olympics over Zika fears

The WHO has ruled out any change in timing or location of the 2016 Olympics, shunning a call by doctors, scientists to shift the games over the Zika virus. #Brazil #WHO #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #World Health Organisation #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #Rio Olympics 2016 #Zika Virus
Zika threat is real: Rio Olympics should be moved or delayed, say 150 experts

May 28, 2016

Zika threat is real: Rio Olympics should be moved or delayed, say 150 experts

An open letter signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers called for the Rio Olympics 2016 to be moved or delayed due to the Zika virus #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #World Health Organisation #Paralympics #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #Zika #Tom Freiden
Thousands swarm streets against acting president in Brazil

May 23, 2016

Thousands swarm streets against acting president in Brazil

Michel Temer, the acting president took office 10 days ago, after Dilma Roussef was suspended for allegedly breaking Brazil's fiscal laws. #Brazil #Rio de Janeiro #Michel Temer #Dilma Roussef #Brazil. Dilma Rousseff #Petrobras scandal