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*This discussion is only about protests made during the Rio 2016 games. In Rio, Brazilians use the Olympics to Denounce Stage Coup Govt In a dramatic illustration of the Brazilian people's dissatisfaction with the interim coup-imposed president Michel Temer, Nearly every facet of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro - from the relay torch to the declaration of the games' opening by the Brazilian head of state - has Been plagued by political protests due to the legislative suspension of left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff. http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/In-Rio-Brazilians-Use-Olympics-as-Stage-to-Denounce-Coup-Govt-20160810-0016.html Brazil: Thousands rally against Temer ( interim president) on Copacabana hours before start of Olympics http://www.globalresearch.ca/brazil-police-confront-anti-corruption-protesters-ahead-of-rio-games-opening/5539902 August 5, 2016 - Copacabana Beach (a few hours before the opening ceremony) * 'FORA TEMER' (TEMER OUT - Protest against the interim president of Brazil 'Michel Temer') * The word 'GOLPE' (COUP) with the logo of Globo TV (Globo is accused of manipulation against popular governments and supporting the Brazilian military regime) * 'MULHERES PELA DEMOCRACIA' (Women for Democracy) * 'CONTRA O GOLPE' (Against the Coup)
I have created a magazine about the spatial and architectural design of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This trilingual magazine (English / Portuguese / Dutch) is available for free as limited printed edition and online via issuu. In 'The Architecture of Rio2016’ we take a look to the Games from the perspective of the designer. I explain the Rio 2016 Masterplan, give a complete overview of all the venues and pay attention to Brazilian architecture in general and local architects involved in the design and construction of the venues. Contents 06 Summary in Portuguese 08 First Olympics in South America 10 Rio2016 Masterplan 12 Venue map 14 Barra Olympic Park 18 Contributing Brazilian Architects – BCMF Arquitetos 22 Venues 46 Venues outside Rio de Janeiro 50 Non Competition Venues 52 Contributing Brazilian Architects – Vigliecca & Associados 54 Architecture in Rio de Janeiro 58 About Architecture of the Games 60 For the Dutch readers 62 Colophon Sample pages Link https://issuu.com/architectureofthegames/docs/the_architecture_of_rio_2016
Dipa Karmakar has become the first female Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, after giving an astounding performance at the final qualifying event in Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old is also the first gymnast from the country to participate in the Olympics since 1964. http://www.desiblitz.com/content/first-indian-woman-gymnast-qualifies-for-olympics What do you think about it? What can we expect from this new young talent?