Fire in the hole?
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With an ongoing impeachment process and a deep economic recession, the host nation is on thin ice ahead of one of the world's largest sporting mega-events.
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
Why we should stop panicking about whether the Olympic venues will be ready and start thinking about the long-term impacts of construction.
There are benefits to hosting the Olympics - but when it comes to culture, there's no mega-event like Carnival.
Navigating a major metropolis with a disability is tough, but the Paralympics give us the chance to make it work.
Residents of Rio's favelas are facing forced evictions – but they're not moving out without a fight.
Hosting a mega-event isn't all it's cracked up to be - and now some cities are starting to say 'no'.
Given Brazil’s chaotic sociopolitical situation, the legacy the 2016 Olympic Games will leave remains unclear.
Mega sports event promoters use the term 'legacy' extensively to justify the amount of – mostly public – money involved in the bid and execution of such events.
Sailor Tom Slingsby wins one of Australia’s only seven gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
Australia has struggled to win Olympic medals after the success in Sydney in 2000. But there's hope that may change as we head towards the Rio games in 2016.
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Rio 2016 promised much, but with just one year to go Brazilians are still waiting for it to deliver...
Protestors bust the Belo Monte Dam.
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The World Cup has highlighted Brazil’s dissatisfaction with the mega-development involved in building the tournament’s infrastructure. But the football stadiums are just the latest in a long line of Brazilian…
Former Brazilian president Lula De Silva unveiling the Rio 2016 bid.
The 2014 Brazil World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are becoming a running story, and not in the way organisers might like. We have seen news about public riots, lack of preparation, low quality infrastructure…
Team Australia will be aiming to reach higher in 2016.
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With the London Games fading into memory it’s time now for us to focus on Rio 2016. One of the questions on many people’s lips is one of whether Australia will do better on the medal tally in Rio than…