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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 #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Park Tae-hwan #2016 Rio Games
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. #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #44 test events
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 #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Olympics 2016 #AirBnB #accommodation
Rio must keep up the pace in Games preparations, says IOC

Feb 26, 2015

Rio must keep up the pace in Games preparations, says IOC

Rio de Janeiro must keep up the pace of delivery if it is to complete venues before scheduled Olympic test events as it enters "the most intense period of preparations," the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. #IOC #Rio de Janeiro #SportsTracker #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016
Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

Feb 18, 2015

Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical groups Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in which dozens of people were trampled, officials said. #NewsTracker #Rio de Janeiro #Haiti #Port-au-Prince #Carnival #Float accident #victimes

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Brazil protests How Ronaldo, Pele betrayed their people

Jun 22, 2013

Brazil protests How Ronaldo, Pele betrayed their people

Pel and Ronaldo might be advocating for something they believe will be good for the countrys image but they have become a symbol of how public money is being used to enrich the wealthy. #Brazil #football #Pele #InMyOpinion #Rio de Janeiro #KickingAround #Ronaldo #WC2014 #FIFA World Cup 2014 #Brazil World Cup Protests