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Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
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Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 21,005 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.

Brazil's Supreme Court backs Netflix in 'gay jesus' TV show case
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Brazil's Supreme Court backs Netflix in 'gay jesus' TV show case

Jan 10th 2020, 8:10 AM 13,411 Views 35 Comments

A lower court had ordered that the film be pulled to calm anger over the show.

Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio
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Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio

Updated Aug 20th 2019, 2:45 PM 21,413 Views 5 Comments

The man boarded a bus in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches
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Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches

Jun 29th 2019, 1:24 AM 12,925 Views 13 Comments

While recognising that he has been far from his best in Brazil, the Barcelona star believes the grounds-keeping has also been sub-par.

Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed
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Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed

May 8th 2019, 9:01 PM 4,975 Views 9 Comments

‘There was state assistance in Sao Paulo, with a huge debt. Keeping F1 there was no longer viable,’ said President Jair Bolsonaro today.

At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil
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At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil

Feb 8th 2019, 12:22 PM 3,135 Views 0 Comments

The cause was not immediately known.

Cutbacks blamed as massive fire guts Brazil's national museum
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Cutbacks blamed as massive fire guts Brazil's national museum

Sep 3rd 2018, 11:04 PM 8,725 Views 5 Comments

Around 500 protesters formed a human chain around the museum’s still-smoldering remains.

'This is a tragic day for Brazil': Fire tears through historic museum in Rio
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'This is a tragic day for Brazil': Fire tears through historic museum in Rio

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:12 AM 14,455 Views 6 Comments

The fire “spread very quickly”, officials said.

'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history
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'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history

Jul 28th 2018, 11:55 AM 47,304 Views 6 Comments

A new documentary film tells the inexplicable story of Kaiser – a Brazilian conman and the greatest player never to have played the game.

Brazilian police arrest 'celebrity' surgeon after patient's death
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Brazilian police arrest 'celebrity' surgeon after patient's death

Jul 20th 2018, 3:09 PM 18,782 Views 15 Comments

Denis Cesar Barros Furtado went on the run when one of his female patients died after he gave her injections to enlarge her buttocks.

Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal
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Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal

Jul 14th 2018, 12:41 AM 20,914 Views 10 Comments

Mario Goetze looked poised to become “the German Messi”.

Baby killed and 17 injured as car ploughs into crowds in Rio de Janeiro
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Baby killed and 17 injured as car ploughs into crowds in Rio de Janeiro

Jan 19th 2018, 7:22 AM 16,666 Views 10 Comments

The driver has told investigators he suffered a seizure.

Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro
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Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro

Nov 15th 2017, 10:31 PM 39,670 Views 9 Comments

“I’ve never seen one so close, I would have liked to have had the chance to save it,” said one local resident.

Brazilian Olympic Committee President arrested over vote-buying scheme to bring games to Rio
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Brazilian Olympic Committee President arrested over vote-buying scheme to bring games to Rio

Oct 5th 2017, 9:54 PM 9,004 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutor Fabiana Schenider said, “We are showing that Brazil is no longer a paradise for corrupt people, for thieves.”

Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies
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Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies

Aug 12th 2017, 1:00 PM 19,427 Views 19 Comments

The Brazilian government has sent almost 10,000 troops to help the police in Rio de Janeiro state.

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela
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British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela

Aug 7th 2017, 6:09 PM 52,255 Views 37 Comments

She was hospitalised due to her injuries

Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal
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Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal

Jun 27th 2017, 7:05 AM 10,598 Views 10 Comments

Temer’s aides say they are confident he has sufficient support in Congress to get the charges thrown out.

20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash
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20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash

Feb 27th 2017, 3:33 PM 9,387 Views 3 Comments

Three were seriously injured, including a woman news photographer who had a leg badly crushed.

Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor
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Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor

Feb 12th 2017, 12:42 PM 9,009 Views 16 Comments

The title unification bout will take place at UFC 212 on 3 June in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas
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Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas

Dec 23rd 2016, 1:57 PM 8,399 Views 0 Comments

He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland
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Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Dec 21st 2016, 9:30 AM 5,567 Views 0 Comments

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland
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Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

Dec 15th 2016, 8:08 AM 11,068 Views 0 Comments

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland
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Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland

Dec 14th 2016, 3:15 PM 6,881 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland
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Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Dec 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,051 Views 0 Comments

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding
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Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Nov 27th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,995 Views 4 Comments

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum
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Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum

Nov 20th 2016, 11:42 AM 15,695 Views 6 Comments

The incident followed a day of intense clashes between police and gang members in the notorious favela.

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited
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Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited

Nov 18th 2016, 4:37 PM 19,726 Views 0 Comments

It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report
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Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

Oct 28th 2016, 8:05 AM 11,693 Views 0 Comments

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey
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European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey

Oct 21st 2016, 5:36 PM 18,111 Views 0 Comments

The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports
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Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports

Sep 15th 2016, 9:59 PM 21,706 Views 0 Comments

OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal
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OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal

Sep 9th 2016, 8:01 PM 9,475 Views 0 Comments

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health
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Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

Aug 29th 2016, 6:10 PM 20,978 Views 0 Comments

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station
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OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station

Aug 25th 2016, 10:31 PM 36,290 Views 0 Comments

Police said they now have a huge amount of information after taking testimony from the two OCI executives.

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'
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Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:18 PM 46,229 Views 0 Comments

Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.

'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win
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'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win

Aug 15th 2016, 3:06 PM 32,499 Views 23 Comments

The brothers said they haven’t had a chance to let their silver medal win sink in.

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'
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Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'

Aug 11th 2016, 8:22 PM 33,810 Views 44 Comments

The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists
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Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists

Aug 10th 2016, 6:03 AM 48,619 Views 31 Comments

Athletes, coaches, journalists, photographers and a government minister have all fallen victim to thefts.

Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead
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Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead

Aug 5th 2016, 7:57 AM 11,370 Views 22 Comments

Brazilian police and media have identified the vice consul at the Russian embassy in Rio as being involved in the incident.

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test
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Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test

Aug 4th 2016, 9:37 PM 37,719 Views 9 Comments

Michael O’Reilly’s road to Rio was never straightforward but Team Ireland didn’t expect to be here.

Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio
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Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio

Aug 4th 2016, 8:47 AM 27,530 Views 14 Comments

One of the torch-bearers dropped his pants to moon the crowd in protest at Brazil’s political situation.

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