Rio Olympic, Paralympic ceremonies to be low-budget

RIO DE JANEIRO - The opening and closing ceremonies for Rio Olympics and Paralympics will be low-budget Beijing in 2008.The austerity reflects the reality of Rio's Olympics, which open in just over 10 1/2 months and...
With Olympic boycott ruled out, Russians to admit some wrong

...Vitaly Mutko told The Associated Press on Thursday that there will "not in any case" be a boycott of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.A short time later in a separate interview, the acting president of the Russian track federation told the AP he...
Trump touts program with dark history

...Mae Ngai, a professor of history at Columbia University.The operation was named after a term for Mexicans who crossed the Rio Grande that is now viewed a racial slur. The 1954 initiative was aimed at apprehending and deporting agricultural workers who...
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Some US rowers fall ill at Olympics test event

RIO DE JANEIRO - Thirteen rowers on the 40-member...concerns about the water quality at venues for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, now less than a year...cases, bacteria from human sewage in all of Rio's Olympic and Paralympic water venues, including...
Swimming body criticizes Olympic organizers

...organizers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over what it says are substandard...most-watched events, attacked the organizers and Rio mayor Eduardo Paes on various grounds including...letter as saying that swimming conditions in Rio would be "a step back in relation to previous...
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Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Thais Faria sank into a leather...cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.Cesarean births...the cesareans," said Dr. Marcos Dias, a Rio obstetrician who advocates natural childbirth...
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Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's...195 times the level considered safe in the U.S. Nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage goes untreated, meaning runoff from its many slums and poor...
Rio Tinto urged to cut ties to Pebble Mine project

...City and the state of California have asked Rio Tinto plc to sell its shares of the company...long-term shareowners in London-based Rio Tinto. The company owns a 19 percent share...officers, in a letter dated Thursday to Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, said they found the...
Rio Tinto considers cutting ties to Pebble mine

ANCHORAGE - London-based mining giant Rio Tinto announced Monday it plans to conduct...announcement follows a letter Thursday to Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh from New York City Comptroller...substantial, long-term shareholders of Rio Tinto plc. They warned about risks of being...
Usain Bolt to retire after Rio Olympics

...Usain Bolt plans to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Bolt said Wednesday he wants to win more gold in Rio, set another world record in the 200 meters...So far, (it) is after the Olympics in Rio," Bolt said of his retirement plans...


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