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BTW, this issue has nothing to do with Rio de Janeiro and Olympic Games. The security in Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo is made exclusively by Police Force of Sao Paulo state. It's a problem fo

My God, don't they have enough problems! {couldn't resist}

Uh, maybe because they are great ways to show what's going on in and around Rio. Keep posting please

The poor-minded journalist from s*** BBC started officially their campaign about Brazil...

Another article released today on how bad are Brazil preparations to the sports events:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19705712

And again only showing one side of the story. Why not a single visit to Airport's work site??? There are plenty of images of the works running in the internet!!!

Back to Guanabara Bay

I'm not denying Guanabara Bay is polluted, but at same time, AND BBC DIDN'T SAID ONE WORD ABOUT THAT, Rio is running the BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL DEPOLLUTION PROGRAM IN COURSE IN PLANET EARTH BY NOW.

The goal is to keep clean the entrance of the bay, where the Olympic sailing events will take place - and this have been achieved.

Unfortunatelly, because of the bad will coming from International media, I only have links of the works in Portuguese:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21tR6uVal8s

This programme is about the dragage of Fundão Channel, one of the most polluted parts of Guanabara Bay... In course.

Why BBC only shows one side of the problems and the bad one? What British Media wins with it???

Why not show the works on stadiums, airports????????????????????????????

SHOW BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY - BASICS OF THE JOURNALISM.

Tired of this s*** called BBC.

Just imagine the open water swimmers.

They will swim in the clean oceanic waters of Copacabana Beach.

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Why BBC only shows one side of the problems and the bad one? What British Media wins with it???

Why not show the works on stadiums, airports????????????????????????????

Because british press think that good news does not sell newspaper, only the bad news, controversy, polemics...

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Because british press think that good news does not sell newspaper, only the bad news, controversy, polemics...

Perhaps you could tell me who exactly the BBC is selling to?

BBC started officially their campaign about Brazil...

I'd find your posts a lot more interesting if you could correct inaccuracies without resorting to the kind of paranoia some Indian posters displayed in the build up to Delhi 2010. There is no campaign against Brazil.

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Perhaps you could tell me who exactly the BBC is selling to?

I'd find your posts a lot more interesting if you could correct inaccuracies without resorting to the kind of paranoia some Indian posters displayed in the build up to Delhi 2010. There is no campaign against Brazil.

The problem is not about inaccuracy of the problem... I just said Guanabara is really polluted - it's more polluted north and less polluted south (in the entrance).

But why not show the efforts to clean it in the same report??? Indeed, a billionaire effort.

Half news is not journalism. And I still don't get what is the goal of BBC with this kind of attitude?

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Check the reactions here after watching the report...

It's all this kind of "one-side" report always brings: "concerns over the Olympics in Rio"...

Boring... Rio and Brazil promised IOC to clean part of Guanabara Bay and people are working to achieve this.

What BBC said about "cleaning the bay"? Nothing. Just "Sewage can be an embarassment to Rio" <--- that's the headline.

Sorry, I don't like this kind of approach media from Britain always make about sports events in Brazil.

And it's sad, mostly I like UK so much...

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Check the reactions here after watching the report...

It's all this kind of "one-side" report always brings: "concerns over the Olympics in Rio"...

Boring... Rio and Brazil promised IOC to clean part of Guanabara Bay and people are working to achieve this.

What BBC said about "cleaning the bay"? Nothing. Just "Sewage can be an embarassment to Rio" <--- that's the headline.

Sorry, I don't like this kind of approach media from Britain always make about sports events in Brazil.

And it's sad, mostly I like UK so much...

Sorry, Danny. That is the story. What are they supposed to say: "Look at this one part of Guanabara Bay that has no trash or sewage in it! Pretty soon the whole thing will look like this!" That doesn't work.

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Okay, Athensfan... I will not lose my time talking about journalism with you...

And yes, you should show both sides of a story... At least, this is the basics of journalism.

You show the problem and you show if the problem have been addressed or not.

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Okay, Athensfan... I will not lose my time talking about journalism with you...

And yes, you should show both sides of a story... At least, this is the basics of journalism.

You show the problem and you show if the problem have been addressed or not.

They showed the problems and discussed plans to clean it up. It was a 2 minute story -- not a comprehensive dossier.

This is normal when you become an Olympic host city.

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R those 2 having an affair? They seem to be travelling a lot together!! Felli's Italian so I think that's why Nawal issued that downer statement about a 2020 African bid. She is secretly boosting Rome's chances becaue of her current paramour, Gilbert.

Spicy!!!

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They showed the problems and discussed plans to clean it up. It was a 2 minute story -- not a comprehensive dossier.

This is normal when you become an Olympic host city.

:)

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Nuzman re-elected head of Brazil Olympic Committe

RIO DE JANEIRO — Carlos Nuzman was Friday re-elected head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) despite charges that he was to blame for a scandal involving the unauthorized downloads of files belonging to organizers of the 2012 London Olympics.

COB president for the past 17 years, and current head of the organizing committee of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 70-year-old Nuzman garnered 30 yes votes and one against in a secret vote in which he was running unopposed.

Voting were the leaders of the 30 Brazilian Olympic confederations and some COB members.

Two electors did not show up, including Jose Maria Marin, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Voting against was Eric Leme Maleson, president of the Brazilian Ice Sports Federation.

Joao Havelange, the 96-year-old former head of world football governing body FIFA, came to COB headquarters to lend his support to Nuzman.

Nuzman began his sporting career as a volleyball player at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. In 1975, he was named president of the Brazilian volleyball confederation.

He became COB chief in 1995 and has been member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2000.

At the COB, he has been instrumental in securing sponsors' backing for Olympic sports. Nuzman also helped Brazil win the right to stage thr Pan-American Games (Rio in 2007) and the 2016 summer Olympics.

Wednesday, Brazilian football great Romario, now a socialist lawmaker, expressed concern that Nuzman might be re-elected as COB chief as he was the only candidate.

Last week, the former FC Barcelona striker and 1994 World Cup winner blamed Nuzman for the Olympic scandal in which 10 Brazilians made unauthorized downloads of files belonging to organizers of the London Games.

"The guilty party in such cases never surfaces but we know very well the COB president is to blame," Romario said in a message posted on his official website, describing the affair as "shameful".

Brazilian sports analyst Juca Kfouri meanwhile called the incident "the first scandal of the 2016 Rio Olympics".

Nuzman dismissed Romario's charges, saying the latter "had no knowledge of the case".

He also read out a statement sent by Paul Deighton, head of the organizing committee of the London Olympics, playing down the affair.

But Romario has also called for a probe of the COB over allegedly questionable sales for Rio's summer Games in 2016.

The footballer turned lawmaker pointed the finger at Nuzman and demanded an audit of its accounts and the source of public funds it is given

AFP

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I thought Intoronto was the president... :P

The name sounds weird to me... Wouldn't be "Winter Sports Federation" or something like that?

Brazil has two winter sports federations, one for skiing/snowboarding/biathlon and the other one for all ice sports (including skating, ice hockey, curling and sliding sports).

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I thought Intoronto was the president... :P

The name sounds weird to me... Wouldn't be "Winter Sports Federation" or something like that?

-.-

Who knows if he was elected could have seen a Brazilian ice sport medal. Its possible.

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Eduardo Paes re-elected Rio mayor: official

RIO DE JANEIRO — Eduardo Paes was re-elected Rio mayor Sunday, ensuring that he will remain at the city's helm during the 2016 Summer Olympics, official results showed.

Some 139 million Brazilians were called upon to elect 5,561 mayors and 48,000 municipal councilors for four-year terms among 450,000 candidates representing more than 20 political parties.

In Rio, Paes, a member of the centrist PMDB backed by the ruling Workers Party (PT), got 64.38 percent of the votes, with 83.78 percent of the votes counted, according the supreme electoral tribunal.

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Brazil has two winter sports federations, one for skiing/snowboarding/biathlon and the other one for all ice sports (including skating, ice hockey, curling and sliding sports).

Good. Wish good luck to them.

Who knows if he was elected could have seen a Brazilian ice sport medal. Its possible.

People in Brazil is waiting anxiously for this day for long long time... - not.

But I would be glad to see you as Brazilian President of any winter sports federation.

No doubts you know more about ice sports than any Brazilian.

;)

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Rio's famed Sugarloaf cable car turns 100

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio's famed Sugarloaf cable car, one of the world's most visited tourist landmarks, fetes its 100th birthday Saturday with plans to extend its service to other neighboring hilltops.

Inaugurated on October 27, 1912, the cable car ferries visitors to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain, the 395 meters (1,250 feet) tall iconic granite peak that towers over Rio de Janeiro.

The original "bondinho" was a wooden car similar to the yellow tramways that plied the streets of Rio at the time. It was given its current "floating diamond" shape in 1972.

It was the third passenger cable car in the world after the Mount Ulia system in Spain in 1907 and the Wellerhorn tramway in Switzerland in 1908.

A visitor must first take a cable car to a lower hill called Morro da Urca before boarding a second car to the top of the SugarLoaf.

The original cable car ran for 60 years, said Maria Ercilia Leite de Castro, head of the privately-owned Sugarloaf Aerial Tramway company.

"My father joined the company as technical director. He then built a new cable car bigger and more modern," Leite de Castro told AFP.

"He thought the cable car needed to have glass on all sides. He wanted it to look like a diamond that you would see above the city whether its was going up or down, and for the people inside the cabin to have a 360 degree view of the city," she said.

The Rio project was the brainchild of Augusto Ferreira Ramos, an engineer who decided in 1908 to link the city's Vermelha beach to Sugarloaf Mountain, a distance of some 1.4 kilometers (0.9 mile).

Ferreira Ramos wanted the world to have a new image of Rio, which was then the country's capital and in the process of becoming a modern city.

"Ramos was viewed as a madman. Even his fellow engineers suggested to him that the planned system should link the Sugarloaf directly to a nearby mental hospital," Castro told AFP.

The original wooden cars could ferry 22 people. In 1972 the capacity was increased to 75 with the introduction of the diamond cable cars, but reduced to 10 in 2007 due to the heavier weight of passengers.

The cable cars have served as a prop for countless movies, including the 1979 James Bond thriller "Moonraker." Prominent past visitors include Albert Einstein and US president John F. Kennedy.

This year 1.5 million tourists, half of them foreigners, are expected to visit Sugarloaf Mountain, slightly less the total for its nearby rival, the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer, located atop the 710-meter (2,300-foot) Corcovado mountain.

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics, the tramway's two stations are to be modernized with faster access to avoid waiting lines.

AFP

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Le téléphérique du Pain de Sucre fête ses 100 ans

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Good. Wish good luck to them.

People in Brazil is waiting anxiously for this day for long long time... - not.

But I would be glad to see you as Brazilian President of any winter sports federation.

No doubts you know more about ice sports than any Brazilian.

;)

Probably lol

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Michael Phelps in Rio

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Michael Phelps visited the Carlos Castilho Sports Center, at Complexo do Alemão, during his stay in Rio de Janeiro, host-city of the Rio 2016™ Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Phelps gave a swimming class for 20 children at the sports center in Complexo do Alemão

Rio 2016

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Rio 2016™ strengthens its organisational structure for the next stage of the project

Sidney Levy is the new CEO and Leonardo Gryner becomes Chief Operations Officer

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Sidney Levy, Carlos Arthur Nuzman and Leonardo Gryner (Photo: Rio 2016™/Marcio Rodrigues)

As part of its strategic planning, the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games announces an internal restructuring process whose goal is to increase its capacities in different areas of the project, as well as improving internal procedures and coordination between all areas. Sidney Levy will become the organisation’s CEO and Leonardo Gryner will become the Chief Operations Officer (COO).

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more at

http://rio2016.org/e...-of-the-project

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