Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Australia Files Grievance Over Swimmers Being Drug Tested In Early AM

Swimmers being asked to submit to anti-doping tests in the early hours of the morning is a concern for Australian Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller.

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Brazilian Women’s 800 Free Relay Breaks South American Record

The Brazilian women’s 800 free relay has broken its own South American Record on Wednesday by half-a-second.

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Rio 2016 Day 5 Scratch/Add List: Refugee Swimmer Mardini, Russia’s Efimova Added In

The Refugee Olympic Team’s Yusra Mardini will be looking for another heat win in the women’s 100 free after taking 1st in her heat of the women’s 100 fly on day 1.

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Rio 2016 Day 4 Scratch/Add List: Morozov in 1FR, Bardach in 2IM

As reported earlier, Russian sprinter Vlad Morozov has been approved to compete in Rio despite initially being banned as a result of being named in the MacLaren report.

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Updating Relay Projections: Americans Now Favored In Both Medleys

Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.

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Rio Roundup: Brazil Men Blow Out Japan On Water Polo Day 2

In men’s water polo, the home team blew out Japan to claim sole possession of the Group A lead on the second day of action.

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South America Recap: Lyrio Scores New 200 Free Continental Record

Manuella Lyrio’s Brazilian and South American records in prelims of the 200 free this morning highlighted the day for the South American swimmers.

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Manuella Lyrio Breaks South American Record in 200 Free

Brazil’s Manuella Lyrio set a new South American record in the 200 free during the heats of the women’s 200 free Monday morning.

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South America: Most of Brazil’s Medal Chances Slip Through the Cracks

After a disappointing day for the host country Brazilians, the final hope for a swimming medal seems to lie on Bruno Fratus, who will compete in the men’s 50 free Thursday and (possibly) Friday.

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Rio Wind Gusts Tear Panel Off Olympic Aquatic Stadium

High winds are one of the top stories coming out of Rio today and even indoor swimming was indirectly affected.

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Ustinova, Medeiros Both Miss 100 Back Semis After Anti-Doping Hurdles

Eligibility in question after scrapes with anti-doping enforcement this year, both Russia’s Daria Ustinova and Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros competed in the women’s 100 back, but missed the semifinal cut.

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South America: Home-Country Brazilians Put Up a Show for Audience

Felipe Franca was one of the South American swimmers to post a national record today to thunderous applause from the Brazilian audience.

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Gringo Tips: Street Food in Rio

This brief video gives a very cursory introduction to Brazilian street food, but the dishes sampled appear delicious and exotic.

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Day 1 Prelims All-Star: Jorge Mario Murillo Valdes

Jorge Mario Murillo Valdes dropped a huge best time in the 100 breast heats to advance to the semi-finals in 14th place.

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