rio de janeiro

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Soccer Fan Found Dead After Post-Match Riots in Brazil

David Rocha Lopes was allegedly shot after violence spilled onto the streets outside of a match between Flamengo and Vasco da Gama.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.9.17
Rio 2016

Even Rio's Olympic Medals Have Fallen Apart

Are you surprised?
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.19.17
rio de janeiro

Rio 2016's "Legacy" Gets Even Worse: Does Anyone Need Used Cables?

Heavily used for three weeks, neglected by owners, otherwise fine.
Aaron Gordon
4.7.17
rio de janeiro

The Rio Olympics' Unintended Legacy: Citizen Journalism

Groups like Papo Reto have made it easier for foreign journalists to highlight the many issues in Rio. The foreign coverage, in turn, gives the groups legitimacy in Brazilian media that they've never had before.
Aaron Gordon
1.24.17
police

The Craziest Thing About the Ryan Lochte Saga Is That It Got Investigated At All

The whole Lochte saga started because the police investigated a robbery—something that, for millions of Cariocas, is nearly unheard of in Rio.
Aaron Gordon
8.19.16
rio de janeiro

The Coffee? Good. Business During the Olympics? Not So Good.

Business during the Olympics has not been so good for a local coffee shop where you can pay what you want.
Aaron Gordon
8.19.16
Rio 2016

How the Olympics Are Saving Rio’s Cats and Dogs

Local animal control officials are receiving funds from the Rio Olympics to help capture and humanely take care of stray dogs and cats in the city.
Aaron Gordon
8.18.16
rio de janeiro

Rio Didn't Need an Olympic Golf Course, But They Built One Anyway

Rio didn’t need a new golf course, and most people didn’t want one. A billionaire developer worked with the city to build the Olympic Golf Course on protected land anyway.
Aaron Gordon
8.17.16
rio de janeiro

We Sat With An Iranian Protestor As She Fought to Display Her Banner at the Olympics

On Saturday, Darya Safai was hassled about her banner calling for equal rights for Iranian women at sports stadiums. On Monday, she and security officials reached a compromise.
Aaron Gordon
8.15.16
rio de janeiro

Rio Officials Want To Silence Boos At The Olympics

Olympic organizers claimed that they wanted to share Rio's sporting culture with the world. They've changed their mind now that they realized that jeering is part of that culture.
Aaron Gordon
8.15.16
rio de janeiro

After Getting Booted from Olympics for Partying, Dutch Gymnast's Court Appeal Denied

Gymnast Yuri van Gelder was kicked off the Dutch Olympic team for partying. He sued. His appeal was denied.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
8.12.16
Rio 2016

Trying to Experience Rio Outside the Olympic Bubble

Most of the 30,000 journalists covering the Olympics will spend their time in or around the Olympic venues. Our writer Aaron Gordon is trying to experience the real Rio.
Aaron Gordon
8.11.16
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