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Rio Olympics 2016: Corruption, white elephants only legacy as Brazil struggles to recover from Games hangover
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Rio Olympics 2016: Corruption, white elephants only legacy as Brazil struggles to recover from Games hangover

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America's biggest country.

Rio's Olympic stadia turn 'white elephant', expose unfulfilled promises of South America's first Games
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Rio's Olympic stadia turn 'white elephant', expose unfulfilled promises of South America's first Games

Rio's Olympic organizers promised there'd be no white elephants after the crowds and athletes went home. Unfortunately, six months later there's a herd charging through Brazil's run-down second city.

Olympics 2016 came at a high price for Rio de Janeiro, an enchanting city of jarring inequality
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Olympics 2016 came at a high price for Rio de Janeiro, an enchanting city of jarring inequality

Rio remains a city of jarring inequality, a muggy kettle of friction, yet among both nature and inhabitants with curves of enchanting sensuality. Rio’s State government is bankrupt. Public services - hospitals, universities, schools and the police - are in short supply. The unemployment rate is searing. The political elite lobbied for the Olympic Games, not Rio’s ordinary citizens. At $11.5 billion, Rio 2016 came at too high a price for the city.

Rio Paralympics scheduled for September in precarious state, faces more cuts
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Rio Paralympics scheduled for September in precarious state, faces more cuts

The Rio Paralympics next month is in a "precarious" state and faces more cuts to let it go ahead, the head of the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday.

Rio 2016: Olympic torch passes through host city amid samba, protests
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Rio 2016: Olympic torch passes through host city amid samba, protests

The Olympic flame landed by boat in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to a welcome committee of samba dancers, cheering crowds and small protests ahead of the opening ceremony.

Rio Olympics: Russian weightlifters handed blanket ban by IWF amidst doping scandal
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Rio Olympics: Russian weightlifters handed blanket ban by IWF amidst doping scandal

A ban on all Russian weightlifters dealt a new blow, in the already huge doping scandal, ahead of the Rio Olympics.

From northern favelas to southern riches: Two tales of Olympics 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro
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From northern favelas to southern riches: Two tales of Olympics 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro

The Olympics touch mostly the wealthy areas south and west of the city, where the real estate market was booming until a few years ago. Rio's northern favelas, the city's infamous slums, feel only a ripple, underscoring the vast gap between the rich and poor — the white, brown and black, in a divided city.

Olympics 2016: Lack of prize money, and not Zika, reason for golfers pulling-out, says head of Rio games
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Olympics 2016: Lack of prize money, and not Zika, reason for golfers pulling-out, says head of Rio games

The head of Rio Olympics says world's top four male golfers have withdrawn from the games because there is no money to be won — not because of Zika virus.

Rio Olympics to receive additional security after Nice attack
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Rio Olympics to receive additional security after Nice attack

Brazil said on Friday that it will bolster security for next month's Olympics in Rio following the truck attack in the French city of Nice.

Pokemon Go at Rio Olympics: Mayor Eduardo Paes invites Nintendo to Brazil
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Pokemon Go at Rio Olympics: Mayor Eduardo Paes invites Nintendo to Brazil

Could hunting for a Pokemon get any better? Maybe in Rio as the city about to host the Olympic Games is urging makers of the app to come down to Brazil.

Olympics 2016: Crime-plagued and cash strapped, Rio de Janeiro enters one month countdown
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Olympics 2016: Crime-plagued and cash strapped, Rio de Janeiro enters one month countdown

A crime-plagued, cash-strapped Rio de Janeiro enters the one-month countdown on Tuesday, to becoming the first South American city to host the Olympics.

Six dead, 21 missing in Rio building collapse
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Six dead, 21 missing in Rio building collapse

In addition to the dead and missing, at least six other people were treated for injuries caused by the accident, which left rubble and thick dust strewn over a wide area near Rio's famed Teatro Municipal and the Fine Arts Museum.