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#Rio de Janeiro

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

From The42 Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed Moving On

Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed

‘There was state assistance in Sao Paulo, with a huge debt. Keeping F1 there was no longer viable,’ said President Jair Bolsonaro today.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 8 February, 2019

From The42 At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil Flamengo

At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil

The cause was not immediately known.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 3 September, 2018

Cutbacks blamed as massive fire guts Brazil's national museum

Around 500 protesters formed a human chain around the museum’s still-smoldering remains.

'This is a tragic day for Brazil': Fire tears through historic museum in Rio

The fire “spread very quickly”, officials said.

# rio-de-janeiro - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The42 'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history Kaiser

'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history

A new documentary film tells the inexplicable story of Kaiser – a Brazilian conman and the greatest player never to have played the game.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 20 July, 2018

Brazilian police arrest 'celebrity' surgeon after patient's death

Denis Cesar Barros Furtado went on the run when one of his female patients died after he gave her injections to enlarge her buttocks.

# rio-de-janeiro - Saturday 14 July, 2018

From The42 Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal Trouble

Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal

Mario Goetze looked poised to become “the German Messi”.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 19 January, 2018

Baby killed and 17 injured as car ploughs into crowds in Rio de Janeiro

The driver has told investigators he suffered a seizure.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro

“I’ve never seen one so close, I would have liked to have had the chance to save it,” said one local resident.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Brazilian Olympic Committee President arrested over vote-buying scheme to bring games to Rio

Prosecutor Fabiana Schenider said, “We are showing that Brazil is no longer a paradise for corrupt people, for thieves.”

# rio-de-janeiro - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies

The Brazilian government has sent almost 10,000 troops to help the police in Rio de Janeiro state.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 7 August, 2017

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela

She was hospitalised due to her injuries

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal

Temer’s aides say they are confident he has sufficient support in Congress to get the charges thrown out.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 27 February, 2017

20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash

Three were seriously injured, including a woman news photographer who had a leg badly crushed.

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From The42 Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor OFFICIAL

Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor

The title unification bout will take place at UFC 212 on 3 June in Rio de Janeiro.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 23 December, 2016

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas

He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland

Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 9 December, 2016

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

# rio-de-janeiro - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum Brazil This post contains videos

Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum

The incident followed a day of intense clashes between police and gang members in the notorious favela.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 18 November, 2016

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited

It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 28 October, 2016

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 21 October, 2016

European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey

The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports

OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 9 September, 2016

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 29 August, 2016

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 25 August, 2016

OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station

Police said they now have a huge amount of information after taking testimony from the two OCI executives.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 22 August, 2016

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'

Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 15 August, 2016

'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win

The brothers said they haven’t had a chance to let their silver medal win sink in.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The42 Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door' Rio 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'

The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.

# rio-de-janeiro - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists

Athletes, coaches, journalists, photographers and a government minister have all fallen victim to thefts.

# rio-de-janeiro - Friday 5 August, 2016

Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead

Brazilian police and media have identified the vice consul at the Russian embassy in Rio as being involved in the incident.

# rio-de-janeiro - Thursday 4 August, 2016

From The42 Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test Rio 2016

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test

Michael O’Reilly’s road to Rio was never straightforward but Team Ireland didn’t expect to be here.

Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio

One of the torch-bearers dropped his pants to moon the crowd in protest at Brazil’s political situation.

# rio-de-janeiro - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

From The42 'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.' Keep Paddling This post contains videos

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'

Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.

Olympics opening ceremony axes bizarre scene involving staged mugging of supermodel

The scene has caused much controversy in crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro.

# rio-de-janeiro - Monday 1 August, 2016

From The42 'We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' - Ireland's sailors on the polluted Rio waters Knowing The Ropes

'We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' - Ireland's sailors on the polluted Rio waters

Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton are sailing into Rio with high ambitions, and ready for the challenge water pollution poses.

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