Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Brazilian Sports Minister Relieved Of Post Just 4 Months Out From Rio

Just over 130 days out from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, it’s been announced that host nation Brazil’s Sports Minister has been removed from his post.

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Bob Bowman to Attend 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy in Rio

Bowam to attend the 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy meet which will serve as the test meet for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Harvey Breaks Four Meet Records at the CARIFTA Championships

Emma Harvey of Bermuda dominated the 13-14 year old age group at the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Championships…

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Brazilian President Faces Possible Impeachment 136 Days From Olympics

The political uncertainty boiling within the 2016 Olympic Games host nation Brazil shows no signs of simmering, even with the…

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Oliveira Drops Sub-49 Second 100 Free at Metropolitan Trophy

Full results At the Metropolitan Trophy meet, with less than a month before the Maria Lenk Trophy (AKA Brazilian Olympic…

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Brazil Passes Anti-Doping Legislation Just Under WADA Buzzer

Just in the nick of time, the Brazilian government passed necessary legislation to avoid seeing its compliance status dented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Get A Glimpse Inside Rio’s Olympic Village

With the 2016 Olympic Games now just 142 days away, interior pictures of the Olympic Village are circulating social media forums.

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IOC Gives Mexican Swimmers, Divers Permission to Compete Under Flag

After negotiations, the Mexican Olympic Committee has announced that its swimmers, divers, and synchronized swimmers will be able to compete under the Mexican flag, rather than the FINA flag, in Rio.

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Disqualified Pan Ams Medalist Mauricio Fiol Handed 4-Year Suspension

Peruvian swimmer Mauricio Fiol, who at 21 had already become one of the great swimmers in his country’s history, has been…

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Cielo Says He Was Just Off Expectations In Orlando, Looks Forward To Maria Lenk

Brazil’s world record-holding sprinter Cesar Cielo said he was a bit off his goal times at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Orlando, but looked forward to the Maria Lenk Trophy next month, where Brazil’s Olympic roster will be finalized.

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Gonzalez Tops Franklin in 50 Back Battle at Plantation Sectionals

Missy Franklin (above) was bested by her new training partner in the women’s 200 back final at the Plantation Sectionals on Friday night. The two teamed up to help the Colorado Stars win the 800 free relay.

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Michael Phelps Expects Brazilians To Light It Up In Rio

“The Brazilians will probably be swimming faster than probably they ever have, which is good for the sport and good for the Olympics,” says Michael Phelps.

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Mexican Record-Holder Fernanda Gonzalez Training With Missy Franklin, Colorado Stars

Mexico’s best backstroker, Pan Ams finalist and 2012 Olympian Fernanda Gonzalez, is training with world record-holder Missy Franklin and coach Todd Schmitz of the Colorado Stars.

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Marcelo Acosta Makes El Salvador History With First Olympic “A” Cut

Marcelo Acosta becomes first swimmer from El Salvador to qualify for the Olympic Games.

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Team USA’s Medal Count In Rio To Be Posted On Freedom Tower

A special treat awaits New Yorkers during the Rio Olympic Games.

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