Donna Bowater

rio de janeiro

Brazilian Olympic Sailors Concerned About the Legacy of the 2016 Games

Brazilian sailors are disappointed that officials did not do enough to clean up the water in the bay.
Donna Bowater
7.26.16
2016 Rio Olympics

Shooting For Respect: The Indigenous Brazilian Archers Attempting To Become Olympians

An archery program for marginalized native Brazilian youth has been more successful than expected and ultimately could produce the country's first indigenous Olympian.
Donna Bowater
5.11.16
Rio Olympics

"No Teachers, No Doctors," and More Police Violence: How the Rio Olympics May Victimize Street Children

By siphoning government money away from social services and encouraging violent police "pacification" of poor favelas, Rio's upcoming Summer Olympics may make life even tougher for homeless children.
Donna Bowater
4.12.16
Basketball

The Fight To Save Women's Basketball In Brazil From Itself

It wasn't so long ago that Brazil's women's basketball team was one of the best in the world. But, as Rio 2016 approaches, it all appears to be falling apart.
Donna Bowater
1.21.16
rio de janeiro

Growing Basketball in Brazil's Favelas

The NBA is partnering with Rio de Janeiro's sport secretary of state to develop basketball in the largest favela in Rio.
Donna Bowater
12.22.15
Rio Olympics

Will Brazil's New Anti-Doping Lab Be Ready for the Rio Olympics?

After losing its WADA accreditation in 2013, Brazil's top sports doping laboratory has a new building and a bigger staff. Will it be ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio?
Donna Bowater
12.4.15
world indigenous games

A Snapshot From the Inaugural World Indigenous Games

With more than 2,000 athletes from around 30 different countries, the first World Indigenous Games was an unruly clash of tradition and modernity, politics and performance.
Donna Bowater
10.30.15