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US swimmer Lochte 'won't respond' to Brazil false claim charge

Friday, August 26th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Ryan Lochte has no plans to publically respond despite Brazilian police charging him with making a false statement over a robbery, his lawyer says.
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Rio ticket sales: Three OCI officials have passports seized by police

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 12:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brazilian police seize passports, phones and laptops from three OCI officials as they investigate the alleged illegal sale of tickets.
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Swimmer Ryan Lochte says sorry to Brazilians over robbery claim

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 3:50
related countries: United States United States

US swimmer Ryan Lochte tells Brazilian TV he is sorry, after "over-exaggerating" claims he was robbed at gunpoint while at the Rio Olympics.
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US apologises for swimmers' 'unacceptable behaviour'

Friday, August 19th 2016, 9:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio, Janeiro

The United States Olympic Committee apologies for the "unacceptable behaviour" of four US swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio.
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Rio orchestra's Olympic struggle

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 23:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

American Lee Mills talks about the lure of Rio and the challenges of conducting the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
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US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger stopped at Rio airport

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

The Brazilian authorities stop US Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from leaving Rio de Janeiro on a flight, as police query evidence about a robbery.
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Brazilian dance craze sweeps through Rio's favelas

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 11:57

A dance called 'passinho' has taken Rio's poorest neighbourhoods by storm and attracted millions of views online.
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Rio 2016: Arrests ordered over 'illegal ticket sales'

Monday, August 15th 2016, 22:53

A Brazilian judge orders the arrest of four sports hospitality executives over allegations of illegal reselling of tickets for Rio 2016.
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Brazil's new football hero: Marta not Neymar

Friday, August 12th 2016, 19:26

The Rio 2016 Olympics have seen Neymar replaced by his female counterpart Marta in Brazilian football fans' affections.
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Hearts and shirts

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 10:45

Fans of the Brazilian women's football star Marta alter the jersey of the men's captain, Neymar, to show their support and poke fun at the men's team performance.
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Judoka raised in favela brings home Brazil's first Gold

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 21:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fairytale rise to Olympic Gold for Brazilian judoka Rafaela Silva who was raised in a Rio favela.
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Rio 2016: Brazilian town hopes to benefit from Olympics

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 6:05

Brazilian town of Marica hopes to gain from the success of 'Archery's Neymar'.
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Rio 2016: Second boxer held over alleged sex assault

Monday, August 8th 2016, 16:22
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A Namibian boxer is arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of attempting to sexually assault a maid in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.
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Celebrated Brazil plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy dies at 93

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 2:30

Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy dies at the age of 93, a day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games.
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Rio 2016: Moroccan boxer held over alleged sex assault

Friday, August 5th 2016, 14:59
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Moroccan boxer is arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.
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Rio Olympics: Nissan has no doubts over sponsorship

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:58

The boss of Nissan says it was "the right decision" to sponsor the Rio Olympics, despite a slump in Brazilian car sales.
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Singer Anitta 'anxious' ahead of Rio opening ceremony

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:50

Babita Sharma met Brazilian singer Anitta ahead of her performance at the Olympic Games opening ceremony.
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Ecclestone's helicopter pilot arrested over kidnapping

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:35

Brazilian police arrest one of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's helicopter pilots after the kidnapping of Mr Ecclestone's mother-in-law.
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Rousseff will not attend Olympic ceremony in Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 22:24

The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
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Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror'

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 17:02

Police in southern Brazil arrest 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism during the Olympic Games.
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WhatsApp in Brazil temporarily suspended

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 21:46

WhatsApp was temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.
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Brazil reviews security measures ahead of Rio Olympics

Friday, July 15th 2016, 21:50

The Brazilian government reviews security measures ahead of next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the Nice attack.
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Brazil Olympics: France warned of attack plan on Rio team

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 11:24
related countries: France France

France was informed of a planned terror attack by a Brazilian Islamist militant on its team at the Olympic Games, the head of French military intelligence says.
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Brazil beefs up security ahead of Olympic Games in Rio

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 22:04

The Brazilian government says it's releasing $24m (£18m) in additional funds to beef up security ahead of next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Neymar transfer fraud case dismissed by Madrid court

Friday, July 8th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona, Madrid

A Spanish court dismisses a fraud and corruption case against Brazilian football superstar Neymar and his father, launched following his transfer to Barcelona.
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Brazil: Troubled Congress speaker Eduardo Cunha resigns

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 20:44

The Brazilian politician who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, Eduardo Cunha, resigns over corruption allegations.
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Running helped overcome loss of son

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 15:04

How long distance running helped Brazilian mum overcome the loss of her son.
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Brazil's Olympic torchbearer who found fame on Snapchat

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 0:03

How Snapchat fame helped 24-year-old Brazilian lawyer Thaynara Oliveira Gomes get selected to carry the Olympic torch in her home town.
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BHP fights Brazil claim over iron mine collapse

Friday, July 1st 2016, 22:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Mining giant BHP Billiton says it will fight the suspension by the Brazilian Supreme Court of a settlement for damages caused by a dam burst at an iron ore mine.
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Wada suspends Rio laboratory just weeks before Olympics

Friday, June 24th 2016, 18:52

Rio's anti-doping Laboratory is suspended by Wada just six weeks before the Brazilian city hosts the Olympic Games.
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Rio 2016: Jaguar in Amazon torch relay shot dead

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 9:37

A jaguar is shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army says.
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Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 5:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian athlete who has competed in six Paralympic Games is robbed at gunpoint in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
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The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 23:04
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Mairusa Ka'apor, a leader in the small Brazilian village of Giurupina, tells the BBC how the Ka'apor tribe lives - and talks about the fight to protect the forest.
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