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Dedaj: A Paralympian's tale of discrimination and pain
Born in Albania, Dedaj moved to Italy on a boat as she kept losing her sight. Now, she is a shining star in Rio.
241 points by Al Jazeera English | Rio de Janeiro Discrimination Paralympic Games Carl Lewis Blindness Retinitis pigmentosa Bronze medal Gold medal
Fashion for people with disabilities, made in Rio
Christiano Krosh makes fashionable clothes for people with physical disabilities.       
62 points by USA Today | Rio de Janeiro Wheelchair Disability Clothing
IOC will cooperate with Brazilian Olympic ticket probe
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC says it will cooperate with Brazilian authorities in the ticket scalping investigation targeting one of its executive board members. Patrick Hickey, president of Ireland's national Olympic committee, was among 10 people charged by Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday with ticket scalping, conspiracy and ambush marketing ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Olympic Games Switzerland France International Olympic Committee International Paralympic Committee Germany Lausanne Rio de Janeiro
Photos: Amy Purdy performs during 2016 Paralympics Opening Ceremony in Rio
The rave reviews for her powerful and complex dance were unanimous from broadcasters around the world. It explored the boundaries between humans and technology. Amy wore a 3-D printed dress designed by Danit Peleg, and her “dance partner” was Kuka.
5 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2014 Winter Olympics 2016 Summer Olympics Partner dance Summer Olympic Games Estádio do Maracanã Winter Olympic Games
On Swimming: 10-Month Ban for Ryan Lochte After Rio Scandal Is Largely Symbolic
Lochte and three other American swimmers were punished for their roles in an alcohol-fueled international incident at the Rio Games.
6650 points by The New York Times | United States Olympic Games Michael Phelps 2008 Summer Olympics Summer Olympic Games Swimming Winter Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro
The day in photos: Sept. 8, 2016
Barack Obama beams and more.
3 points by New York Post | Barack Obama Joe Biden United States presidential election 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton Rio de Janeiro Democratic Party Google New York Post
Ronaldo ready for Real comeback against Osasuna
Real Madrid will welcome back the added firepower of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and striker Karim Benzema when they entertain promoted Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.
1 points by | La Liga Real Madrid C.F. Segunda División FC Barcelona Spain FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldo Rio de Janeiro
Rio kicks off day 1 of the Summer Paralympics 2016

7 points by New York Post | Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Estádio do Maracanã 2008 Summer Paralympics Brazil 2007 Pan American Games
Ryan Lochte banned by IOC, USA swimming for 10 months
The Sports Xchange Ryan Lochte received a 10-month suspension and also will miss the swimming world championships next summer, multiple media outlets reported.
8 points by UPI | United Press International Olympic Games William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Rio de Janeiro United States 2008 Summer Olympics
Belarusian booted from Paralympics for carrying Russian flag
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Belarusian sports ministry employee who marched with a Russian flag in Wednesday's opening ceremony has been booted out of the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee says "the individual was quickly identified during the ceremony as a guest of the Belarus secretary general who should ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Olympic Games Alexander Lukashenko International Paralympic Committee Paralympic Games Russia Belarus Rio de Janeiro Disabled sports
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The biggest news to start your day.       
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Lochte set for 10-month ban
US swimmer Ryan Lochte will be suspended from his sport for 10 months and will not be allowed to participate in the 2017 world championships as a result of his involvement in a gas station incident in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics, a person with knowledge of the situation told CNN contributor Christine Brennan on Wednesday.
5269 points by CNN | Rio de Janeiro Barcelona Ryan Lochte 2016 Summer Olympics American films English-language films Greece Recife
Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months for Rio incident, according to reports
Twelve-time Olympic swimming medalist Ryan Lochte reportedly has been suspended 10 months for his role in an embarrassing incident during last month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, in which he embellished details of a gas station confrontation with armed security guards, setting off a week of international...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Security guard Swimming English-language films Rio de Janeiro Security Summer Olympic Games Black-and-white films American films
New Brazilian president booed during Paralympic Games opening ceremony
Andrew V. PestanoRIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Michel Temer, who recently became president after Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, was booed during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
8 points by UPI | Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics United Press International Estádio do Maracanã William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications
Convicted businessman uses David Cameron’s criticism of ‘fantastically corrupt’ Nigeria to appeal
A businessman convicted of corruption over a deal involving Nigeria’s national bank is using David Cameron’s claims that the African nation is “fantastically corrupt” as grounds for appeal. Read Full Article at
10 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom Rio de Janeiro Court British Empire Law Judge Prison Appeal
Espirito Santo police return to work after murder wave
More than 1,000 officers return to work in Espirito Santo state after 144 people are killed during eight-day strike.
520 points by Al Jazeera English | Police Espírito Santo Rio de Janeiro Brazil Constable Law enforcement agency Police officer Crime
Israel says will not allow former Peru president Toledo to enter
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it would not allow in former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted in connection with a corruption probe, before his affairs were settled in Peru.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Israel News agency Tel Aviv Criminal law Rio de Janeiro News
Police: former Syracuse, Celtics center Fab Melo dead at 26
SAO PAULO — Military police say that former Syracuse University and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo has died in his native Brazil. He was 26.A police sergeant who give his name only as Couto says an emergency call Saturday night brought police and paramedics to Melo's house in Juiz de Fora, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Couto says that when the police arrived, paramedics said Melo was dead, with no signs of violence.
26 points by Boston Herald | Minas Gerais Juiz de Fora Brazil Rio de Janeiro Belo Horizonte São Paulo Basketball National Basketball Association
Hundreds of police back on duty in paralyzed Brazil state
SAO PAULO — Several hundred military police returned to duty in Espirito Santo on Saturday, but authorities said a weeklong strike that has paralyzed the southeastern Brazilian state and led to a wave of homicides was not over.Earlier in the day, the defense minister appealed to "all of the good police officers" to return to the streets, even as he said that life was beginning to return to normal now that more than 3,000 federal troops are on patrol.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo States of Brazil São Paulo Police Minas Gerais Constable
Deal to end Brazil police strike fails as violence spikes
Eric DuVallFeb. 11 (UPI) -- A deal to end a weeklong police strike in a Brazilian state failed to materialize, as the capital's body count continued to rise in the security vacuum.
3 points by UPI | Brazil Espírito Santo United Press International States of Brazil Rio de Janeiro Police State Bahia
Brazil state's police reject accord to end strike
Espirito Santo's police union had agreed to end walkout before refusing to return to work as unrest claims more lives.
416 points by Al Jazeera English | Brazil Rio de Janeiro Espírito Santo Police State Federal government of the United States States of Brazil Constable
Striking military police in Brazil agree to return to work
RIO DE JANEIRO — The government of Brazil's southeastern state of Espirito Santo and military police have reached an agreement to end a strike that had paralyzed several cities and led to an uptick in violence.The agreement reached late Friday came after a week of strikes led by family members of the officers. Wives and other relatives blocked their barracks to demand higher pay for the officers. The government had indicted more than 700 officers for allegedly refusing to work.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Rio de Janeiro Espírito Santo Police Brazil Minas Gerais Constable States of Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Brazil strike over after week of violence
Military police and officials in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo have reached an agreement to suspend a weeklong strike that led to sharp rise in violence.
75 points by CNN | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo Military base States of Brazil Rio de Janeiro Minas Gerais Vitória
Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf has amoeba named in his honor
It may not be magic but a newly-discovered amoeba has earned the name ‘Arcella gandalfi’ due to its resemblance to the hat worn by Gandalf, the wizard character from Lord of the Rings. Read Full Article at
135 points by Russia Today | Rio de Janeiro Orders of magnitude Water Microorganism Moria Organism Sun Balrog
Brazil Prosecutors Charge Businessman Eike Batista
Brazilian prosecutors filed charges against businessman Eike Batista, once the country’s richest person, alleging he was involved in a scheme that paid bribes to a former Rio de Janeiro governor.
18 points by The Wall Street Journal | Rio de Janeiro EBX Group
Brazil threatens striking police with prosecution as death toll tops 120
VITORIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Authorities in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo threatened striking police officers with criminal charges on Friday as the federal government sent in more troops in a bid to end a week of violent anarchy that has left more than 120 people dead.
441 points by Reuters | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo Police States of Brazil Federal government of the United States Minas Gerais Vitória
Brazil Makes Great Strides at This Year’s Berlinale
Will early 2017, and Berlin in particular, be seen in retrospect as a golden age for modern Brazilian cinema, cut short in its prime? Brazil’s presence at the festival is at an all-time high this year even as producers fear public film funding at Brazilian federal film-TV fund Ancine will plunge. Ten completed movies, led... Read more »
2760 points by Variety | Brazil Film Film director Cinema of Brazil Rio de Janeiro Portugal Recife Film festival
Rio is stuck with big bills and vacant venues after Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns. Six months after South America's first games, the flood gates have burst open. Rio organizers still owe creditors about $40 million. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics Brazil Summer Olympic Games Estádio do Maracanã Rio de Janeiro
‘It’s as if we’ve all forgotten about Zika’
RECIFE, Brazil — In this city at the heart of the Zika outbreak, the gloom and dread have lifted from maternity hospitals and delivery rooms.
2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Congenital disorder Northeast Region Brazil Pernambuco Recife Hospital Brazil Rio de Janeiro Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Brazil to boost troop deployment in troubled state
More troops and vehicles to be sent to Espirito Santo following deaths of over 100 people in week of police strike.
1700 points by Al Jazeera English | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo Strike action Crime Constable War Sheriff
The day in photos: Feb. 9, 2017

9 points by New York Post | New York City Hot air balloon New York Post Google Rio de Janeiro App Store Jacob Zuma Manhattan
Computer: Norway to win most medals at 2018 Winter Olympics
It could be a record-setting Winter Olympics for Norway next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Winter Olympic Games Olympic Games United States 2010 Winter Olympics 2014 Winter Olympics Summer Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 1988 Summer Olympics
Brazilian business tycoon Eike Batista indicted for $16.5M bribes
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 9 (UPI) -- Brazil indicted ex-billionaire Eike Batista and the former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, on corruption charges involving $16.5 million in bribes.
7 points by UPI | Rio de Janeiro Brazil FIFA World Cup EBX Group United Press International Rede Globo Organized crime Rio de Janeiro
LA 2024 looking for Olympic-minded volunteers ahead of the Games
Volunteers are crucial to hosting any Olympic Games, with tens of thousands needed to assist athletes, greet fans and offer directions. So the private committee bidding to bring the 2024 Summer Games back to Los Angeles has launched a program to get the people of Southern California in the mood...
46 points by Los Angeles Times | Summer Olympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games United States 2008 Summer Olympics 2012 Summer Olympics United Kingdom
U.S., Russian heavyweight boxers square off in doping case
Two heavyweight boxers squared off without throwing a punch Tuesday, as an American champion accused a Russian fighter of using a performance-enhancing substance implicated in his country's larger doping scandal and the ban on tennis star Maria Sharapova.
2 points by The Denver Post | Vladimir Putin Sochi Drugs in sport Boris Yeltsin World Anti-Doping Agency Rio de Janeiro Prime Minister of Russia Russia
Volleyball stars Casey and Kerri Walsh Jennings buy a plantation-inspired home in Manhattan Beach
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her husband, beach volleyball player Casey Jennings, have bought a new home in the Manhattan Beach area for $2.6 million. Set on an oversized lot, the plantation-inspired house was built by local football-star-turned-developer Jim Obradovich,...
67 points by Los Angeles Times | Association of Volleyball Professionals Olympic Games Beach volleyball Demetri Martin Rio de Janeiro Cobie Smulders Volleyball Gold medal
‘They don’t know what real despair means’: Russian Paralympians determined to move on after Rio ban
Russian Paralympians banned from 2016 Rio Games have appeared in a heartening video that proves that nothing can break the spirit of a true athlete. Read Full Article at
100 points by Russia Today | Olympic Games Paralympic Games International Paralympic Committee Rio de Janeiro Disabled sports 2012 Summer Paralympics Paralympics World Anti-Doping Agency
Brazil's new government buffeted by pension fund scandal
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The government of Brazil's new President Michel Temer scrambled on Tuesday to distance itself from a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal that broke less than a week after he took office, involving fraud in the country's largest pension funds.
86 points by Reuters | Brasília Brazil Rio de Janeiro Investment Thomson Reuters Pension Reuters Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Brazil Judge to Hear Charges in Samarco Dam Collapse
A federal judge has ordered 21 people linked to the world’s largest mining companies to answer to homicide charges in connection with last year’s deadly mine disaster in southeastern Brazil.
15 points by The Wall Street Journal | BHP Billiton Rio de Janeiro Rio Tinto Group Brazil Mining Common law Iron ore Law
Claressa Shields: Bigger punch with 2nd gold medal
Flint native found becoming the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back Olympic golds brought her a larger audience        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Boxing Gold medal Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Olympic sports 1968 Summer Olympics Gold
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Former Rio de Janeiro Governor Arrested in Graft Investigation
Brazilian federal police arrested Sérgio Cabral, a former governor of Rio de Janeiro state as part of an investigation into alleged bribery and misuse of government money.
46 points by The Wall Street Journal | Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Brazil United States Estádio do Maracanã Federal Bureau of Investigation
Rio de Janeiro's former governor arrested over corruption allegations
Andrew V. PestanoRIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Sergio Cabral, ex-governor of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, was arrested in connection with a $64 million embezzlement scheme, police said.
5 points by UPI | Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Rio de Janeiro Fernando Henrique Cardoso José Sarney United Press International Brazilian general election 2006 President of Brazil
Brazilian right-wing protesters storm Congress
About 60 people swept past security and broke a glass door to get into the lower house calling for a military takeover.
98 points by Al Jazeera English | Rio de Janeiro Brazil White Brazilian Riot Italian Brazilian Olympic Games Latin America United States
The fight for Brazil's future
The Brazilian youth is leading the resistance to legislation that would reverse social gains and protect wealthy elites.
1269 points by Al Jazeera English | Tax Brazil Rio de Janeiro Senate United States Constitution The Crisis Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Crisis
Anti-govt protesters storm Brazil’s Congress, demand military intervention (VIDEO)
Dozens of anti-Michel Temer protesters disrupted a session of the National Congress in Brasilia, occupying the lower chamber and calling for military intervention. Meanwhile in Rio, thousands demonstrated and clashed with police outside the assembly. Read Full Article at
325 points by Russia Today | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Riot Federal government of the United States São Paulo Riot control Brasília Latin America
Bach with Brazilian flair
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music series will perform “Brazilian Bach” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Kittery Dance Hall.Brazilian composer Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasilieras (Bach in the style of Brazil) will be matched by Bach’s Partita for solo flute.The nine Bachianas Brasileiras by...
35 points by Concord Monitor | Johann Sebastian Bach Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber music Rio de Janeiro Ludwig van Beethoven Heitor Villa-Lobos Musical instrument Dmitri Shostakovich
From teacher's Paralympic pursuits, Bollman Bridge Elementary students learn to 'try and try'
Before watching her new fourth-grade teacher swim in the 2016 Paralympic Games, Angelique Gomez was thinking about giving up on piano. "You have to try and try and try, and it's a lot to learn," she said about playing the instrument. But if there is one thing that Angelique and her classmates at...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Olympic Games Paralympic Games International Paralympic Committee Rio de Janeiro 2008 Summer Paralympics Special Olympics World Games Paralympics Israel
What a shot! 28 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 28 amazing sports photos from September 13 through September 19.
1979 points by CNN | Major League Baseball American football Rio de Janeiro New York Yankees CONCACAF Champions League Boston Red Sox Los Angeles Dodgers Formula One
San Sebastian: Fandango Picks Up ‘Hotel Cambridge’ (EXCLUSIVE)
SAN SEBASTIAN — Rome-based Fandango Sales, the sales arm of Domenico Procacci’s production shingle Fandango, has taken all international rights on Eliane Caffè’s “Hotel Cambridge” which world premiered Sept. 19 at the San Sebastian Festival’s Horizontes Latinos, a Latin America showcase. The first reactions from audiences in the theater were upbeat. Wanda Films has taken... Read more »
74 points by Variety | Rio de Janeiro São Paulo Spain Brazil Latin America Film United States Mexico City