Rio de Janeiro

Is Brazil returning to military rule?
Brazil army
In Depth

Is Brazil returning to military rule?

Army forces to take control in Rio as gang crime rises
19 Feb 2018
Rio's Olympic stadiums left in disrepair
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In Depth

Rio's Olympic stadiums left in disrepair

Iconic Maracana football stadium abandoned and vandalised, while murky water fills the aquatics centre
14 Feb 2017
From crime & corruption to Zika: Threats to the Rio Olympics
Rio Olympics
In Depth

From crime & corruption to Zika: Threats to the Rio Olympics

The build-up to the Games is rarely smooth, but the 2016 Olympics has had more than its fair share of problems
15 Jul 2016
Greatest show on earth - or are the Olympics just too big?
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Daily Briefing

Greatest show on earth - or are the Olympics just too big?

With fewer and fewer cities able to afford the cost of the Games, the format may need to change in the future
13 Jul 2016
Zika: An Olympic sized problem as Jordan Spieth pulls out
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In Brief

Zika: An Olympic sized problem as Jordan Spieth pulls out

Organisers remain defiant over virus despite the withdrawal of another big name amid calls to move or postpone the 2016 Games
12 Jul 2016
Body parts wash up on Rio Olympics volleyball beach
Police patrol the streets of Rio de Janeiro
In Brief

Body parts wash up on Rio Olympics volleyball beach

Gruesome discovery is another blow for city facing financial crisis and political turmoil in run-up to games
30 Jun 2016
Brazilian police strike weeks before World Cup begins
Riot police in Brazil
In Brief

Brazilian police strike weeks before World Cup begins

Police industrial action in Brazil raises safety fears as anti-World Cup protests escalate
21 May 2014

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