Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Brazilian artists use trash to create anti-pollution art display as Rio Olympics still face pollution concerns

A group of art students in Brazil used trash from the shore of a local waterway to create an art exhibition aiming to draw attention to Brazil’s ongoing pollution problems.

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Brazil may lift visa requirements on Americans to boost Rio Olympic attendance

Brazil may exempt American tourists from needing a visa to attend next summer’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games, ESPN reports.

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Brazil adds 200 athletes including 3 swimmers to Target Group for anti-doping tests

Brazil’s doping control agency, ABCD, has added 200 athletes to a special Target Group for anti-doping monitoring in an effort to make the nation’s medal hopefuls extra prepared for next summer’s Olympic Games.


Pinheiros Take the Arthur Sapaio Carepa Trophy By Over 100 Points

The Pinheiros took another top club honour, this time at the Arthur Sapaio Carepa Trophy, which is also the Brazilian Youth Championships…

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Four Records Go Down at the Brazilian Youth Championships

Four championship records were set on the second day of the Brazilian Youth Championships…

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Goeij Breaks Championship Record at the Brazilian Youth Champships

Fernanda Goeij had the swim of the day breaking the championship record in the 100 backstroke posting a time of 1:04..71…

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Ticket prices for 2016 Paralympic Games announced, swimming among most expensive sports

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have released ticket prices for the Paralympic sporting events, and the swimming portion ranks near the top in price ranges.


Costa Rica and Japan Enter into Sport for Tomorrow Agreement in Preparation for Tokyo 2020

A meeting between the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Costa Rica was held today…

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Safety and Security a Growing Concern for 2016 Olympic Games

Pollution, venue construction delays, labor strikes….news out of Brazil, as the country prepares to host the 2016 Olympic Games, has…


Rio Official Confirms Delamare Aquatic Park Will Not Be Ready for 2016 Olympic Water Polo

A Rio official confirms that the Julio Delamare Aquatic Park’s construction will not be done in time to host the 2016 Olympic water park events.

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Daniel Dias, Susanna Riberio Lead Brazil’s Squad Bound for 2015 IPC World Championships

Team Brazil has announced its roster of 23 swimmers set to compete at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Glasgow this…


2016 Rio Olympic Venue Construction Workers Go On Strike

With the Rio Olympics now just 16 months away, Brazil has already been trying to manage perpetual concerns over pollution,…


Grassi Sets New 100 and 200 Butterfly Records at Argentine Short Course Nationals

19 year old Santiago Grassi was the star of the Argentine Short Course National Championships setting two new national records…

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Junior World Record-Holder Matheus Santana discusses first meet in US (Video Interview)

Brazilian sprinting sensation Matheus Santana spoke with Swimswam about his first meet experience in the United States.


Final Session in Charlotte Highlighted by Lochte Victory, Hosszu Heroics

Ryan Lochte will have two chances on Sunday to earn his first win of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series – Charlotte.