Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Two Members of Refugee Olympic Team Present as Olympic Village Opens

On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, the Olympic Village for the Rio Games officially opened. According to a release on the Rio…

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50 Days Out From Rio: A Look At The History of the Men’s Olympic 50 Free

Today marks 50 days from the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. So to commemorate, we’re looking back at every men’s medalist in the 50 freestyle throughout Olympic history.


300+ Members of Chinese Olympic Team to Prepare for Rio in Sao Paulo

It was announced that a huge portion of the Chinese Olympic team will travel to Brazil soon to begin final…


Medeiros’ Positive Test May Be Result Of Paperwork Error, Per Report

The positive doping test from Brazilian Olympic Team member Etiene Medeiros may be the result of an error in her paperwork for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) on an asthma drug, according to a Brazilian reporter.


Brazilian, World Record Holder Etiene Medeiros Tests Positive for Asthma Drug

2014 World Champion and 50 Short Course Meter backstroke World Record holder Etiene Medeiros has had an adverse analytical finding in a doping control test.


Bovell Tests Out Trinidad & Tobago’s New, To-Be-Named Aquatics Center

Four-time Olympian George Bovell was on-hand at a test event held at Trinidad and Tobago’s brand new aquatics center last week.


Brazilian Health Minister: “No Scientific Grounds” To Move Olympics

Brazilian Health Minister Richard Barros said there are “no scientific grounds” for relocating the upcoming Olympic Games on Friday.


Burch, Fletcher Lead 22-Strong Bermudian Squad To CISC Event

Bermuda’s Roy Burch is joining 21 of his teammates in competing at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships later this month in the Bahamas.

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Citing Zika Fears, Some NBC Staffers Opting Out Of Traveling To Brazil

Fear of symptoms associated with the Zika virus have resulted in some NBC employees refusing to travel to Rio as part of the network’s Olympic broadcast coverage.


Men’s 10K Olympic Qualifier Breakdown: 25 Swimmers Set to Compete

Jordan Wilimovsky will lead the 25 swimmers who have qualified for the Olympic 10k Marathon Swim in Rio this summer.


Lijun Zu Wins Men’s 10K Olympic Qualifier, 14 Others Punch Rio Ticket

Lijun Zu lead the charge of fifteen Olympic qualifiers today in Setubal, Portugal at the 2016 Marathon Swimming Olympic Qualifier


Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bug’ Found In Olympic Host Rio’s Waters

Less than 60 days out from the opening ceremony, a dangerous, drug-resistant ‘super bacteria’ has reportedly been found in Rio’s waters.


Brazilian Athlete Shot In The Head During Rio Carjacking

Just 55 days out from the 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony, another violent crime made headlines in host city Rio de Janeiro.


Shane Ryan Breaks Irish 50 Back Record at Mare Nostrum

At Mare Nostrum today, Irish swimmer Shane Ryan broke the National Record in the 50 back.

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Women’s 10K Olympic Qualifier Breakdown: 25 Swimmers Set to Compete

Aurelie Muller (above) will join 24 other athletes in the women’s 10k Marathon Swim in Rio.