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Another float accident blights Rio's carnival

At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade. It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri

At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade. It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri

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Six months on, Rio Olympic venues lie derelict

Organisers promised the Rio de Janeiro Olympics would bring long-term benefits to the Brazilian city and its residents.

Organisers promised the Rio de Janeiro Olympics would bring long-term benefits to the Brazilian city and its residents.

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The Paralympics: all you need to know

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are the 15th edition of the competition The Games first took to the world stage in Rome in 1960, a week after the regular summer Olympics ended in the…

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are the 15th edition of the competition The Games first took to the world stage in Rome in 1960, a week after the regular summer Olympics ended in the…

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Rio says goodbye to the Greatest Party on Earth

What the wind and rain isn’t bringing down is starting to come down as workers begin to dismantle the Olympics infrastructure not needed for the upcoming…

What the wind and rain isn’t bringing down is starting to come down as workers begin to dismantle the Olympics infrastructure not needed for the upcoming…

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Croatian Sara Kolak wins Olympic javelin final

Women’s javelin throw is up next and Croatia’s Sara Kolak takes home the gold and sets a new national record.

Women’s javelin throw is up next and Croatia’s Sara Kolak takes home the gold and sets a new national record.

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Rio police say US swimmers made up robbery claim

Four US swimmers who said they were robbed at gunpoint made up the story police say to cover up a vandalism incident.

Four US swimmers who said they were robbed at gunpoint made up the story police say to cover up a vandalism incident.

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Top European Olympic official temporarily steps down after Rio arrest

Top European Olympic official Patrick Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his duties, after being arrested in Rio in connection with a police probe into illegal ticket…

Top European Olympic official Patrick Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his duties, after being arrested in Rio in connection with a police probe into illegal ticket…

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Ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange dies in Rio aged 100

The head of international football’s governing body from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange, has died at the age of 100 in his hometown Rio de Janeiro.

The head of international football’s governing body from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange, has died at the age of 100 in his hometown Rio de Janeiro.

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The Olympic Boulevard of Rio

One of the massive successes of RIO 2016 has been the Olympic Boulevard, in the rejuvenated port district, which boasts an Olympic flame, live music on three stages, a hot air balloon, bungee jumping,

One of the massive successes of RIO 2016 has been the Olympic Boulevard, in the rejuvenated port district, which boasts an Olympic flame, live music on three stages, a hot air balloon, bungee jumping,

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Olympic angst in Rio favela

During the Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil paid tribute to its favelas.

During the Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil paid tribute to its favelas.

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'City of God' become 'City of Gold'

The people of Rio de Janeiro's City of God' favela are hoping that a gold medal win by one of their own - Rafaela Silva - will help remove the stigma they face daily.

The people of Rio de Janeiro's City of God' favela are hoping that a gold medal win by one of their own - Rafaela Silva - will help remove the stigma they face daily.

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Relief after Jung delivers first gold for Germany at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – The German delegation sighed a breath of relief on Tuesday after Michael Jung successfully defended his men’s individual eventing

RIO DE JANEIRO – The German delegation sighed a breath of relief on Tuesday after Michael Jung successfully defended his men’s individual eventing

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Director of British hospitality firm arrested in Rio over ticket fraud

The director of a British corporate hospitality company and his Brazilian translator have been arrested in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of ticket touting and could face up to two years in…

The director of a British corporate hospitality company and his Brazilian translator have been arrested in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of ticket touting and could face up to two years in…

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When hosting the Olympics costs you your home

It is claimed entire neighbourhoods of people were persuaded to move house to make way for Olympics facilities in Rio.

It is claimed entire neighbourhoods of people were persuaded to move house to make way for Olympics facilities in Rio.

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Another Day in Sporting Paradise: being a fan at Rio 2016

Sunday – day two of the Olympics – saw fans continue their Rio routine, heading off to their chosen event, in the Brazilian sunshine.

Sunday – day two of the Olympics – saw fans continue their Rio routine, heading off to their chosen event, in the Brazilian sunshine.

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The Olympic Refugee Team: A beacon of hope in Rio

For the first time ever, an entire refugee team made up of athletes of different nationalities is taking part in the Olympics.

For the first time ever, an entire refugee team made up of athletes of different nationalities is taking part in the Olympics.

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Are you safe in Rio? Foreign visitors speak out

Up to half a million foreign visitors are descending on Rio for the Olympics, despite concerns over crime, pollution, the Zika virus and the threat of terrorism.

Up to half a million foreign visitors are descending on Rio for the Olympics, despite concerns over crime, pollution, the Zika virus and the threat of terrorism.

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Carrying a torch for Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Former Brazilian volleyball player Isabel Barroso Salgado posed with the Olympic torch at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, ahead of the Games’ official opening…

Former Brazilian volleyball player Isabel Barroso Salgado posed with the Olympic torch at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, ahead of the Games’ official opening…