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# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

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

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

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 20,995 Views 3 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 10 January, 2020

Brazil's Supreme Court backs Netflix in 'gay jesus' TV show case
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

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

Jan 10th 2020, 8:10 AM 13,406 Views 35 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

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

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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches

Jun 29th 2019, 1:24 AM 12,923 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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

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

May 8th 2019, 9:01 PM 4,971 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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 8 February, 2019

At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil
# Flamengo
From The42
# Flamengo

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

Feb 8th 2019, 12:22 PM 3,133 Views 0 Comments

The cause was not immediately known.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 3 September, 2018

Cutbacks blamed as massive fire guts Brazil's national museum
# National Museum Of Brazil
# National Museum Of Brazil

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
# Incalcuable
# Incalcuable

'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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Saturday 28 July, 2018

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

'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 47,297 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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 20 July, 2018

Brazilian police arrest 'celebrity' surgeon after patient's death
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

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

Jul 14th 2018, 12:41 AM 20,913 Views 10 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 19 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 19th 2018, 7:22 AM 16,665 Views 10 Comments

The driver has told investigators he suffered a seizure.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 15th 2017, 10:31 PM 39,669 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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 5 October, 2017

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

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-de-janeiro - Saturday 12 August, 2017

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

Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies

Aug 12th 2017, 1:00 PM 19,425 Views 19 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 7 August, 2017

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela

Aug 7th 2017, 6:09 PM 52,089 Views 37 Comments

She was hospitalised due to her injuries

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal
# Talkin Bout The Car Wash
# Talkin Bout The Car Wash

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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 27 February, 2017

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

20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash

Feb 27th 2017, 3:33 PM 9,386 Views 3 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

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

Feb 12th 2017, 12:42 PM 9,008 Views 16 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 23 December, 2016

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

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas

Dec 23rd 2016, 1:57 PM 8,394 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland
# Rio Tickets
# Rio Tickets

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

Dec 21st 2016, 9:30 AM 5,565 Views 0 Comments

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland
# Way Back Home
# Way Back Home

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

Dec 15th 2016, 8:08 AM 11,065 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland
# Home From Rio
# Home From Rio

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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 9 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,050 Views 0 Comments

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 27 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 27th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,992 Views 4 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 20 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 20th 2016, 11:42 AM 15,691 Views 6 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 18 November, 2016

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited
# On A Jet Plane
# On A Jet Plane

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

Nov 18th 2016, 4:37 PM 19,719 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 28 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 28th 2016, 8:05 AM 11,690 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 21 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 21st 2016, 5:36 PM 18,108 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 15 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 9:59 PM 21,703 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 9 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 9th 2016, 8:01 PM 9,470 Views 0 Comments

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 29 August, 2016

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 25 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 25th 2016, 10:31 PM 36,286 Views 0 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 22 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:18 PM 46,224 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.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 15 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 15th 2016, 3:06 PM 32,481 Views 23 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

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

Aug 11th 2016, 8:22 PM 33,809 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-de-janeiro - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 10th 2016, 6:03 AM 48,606 Views 31 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 5 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 5th 2016, 7:57 AM 11,369 Views 22 Comments

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

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

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

Aug 4th 2016, 9:37 PM 37,712 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
# Carrying A Torch
# Carrying A Torch

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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