Jan 27, 2017

Lights shut off at Maracana Stadium

Rio de Janeiro’s famed Maracana Stadium is without power after a dispute over unpaid electricity bills. Electric utility company Light said in a statement that power was cut Thursday at the stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup soccer final, and the opening and ...

Aug 5, 2016

Rio mayor tells residents to 'stay home'

The Olympics may be Rio’s biggest ever party, but Mayor Eduardo Paes asked residents on Thursday to stay home as much as possible to avoid creating their biggest ever traffic jam. “Tomorrow all the athletes and journalists will go to the Maracana for the ...

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

Aug 5, 2016

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

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All eyes will turn to Rio de Janeiro on Friday when it opens South America’s first Olympic Games against a backdrop of political and economic crises off the sporting field and doping scandals on it. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete ...