Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Protestors Fill Rio’s Streets 7 Months Before Olympic Games

Protesters opposing transportation price hikes in Brazil took to city streets last week.

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Cesar Cielo Leads Public Sentiment To Carry Rio Flag

Could we see Cesar Cielo carrying the Brazilian flag on August 5th in Rio?

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IPC Launches Review Of Para-Swimming Classifications

Maddison Elliott is one of thousands of para-swimmers who will be affected by the formal review of the para classification system.

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UConn Tops Standings At Copa Coqui Invite

The University of Connecticut dominated the combined team scores at the Copa Coqui Invite in Puerto Rico.

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Latest Rio Wrinkle: 75% Of Stadium Concessionary Staff Laid Off

With the Rio Olympics just seven months away, another issue is beginning to rise to the surface: a dispute between the state government and concessionary staff at the Maracana Stadium.

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FINA Offers Reasoning Behind Mexico’s Open Water Junior Worlds Withdrawal

Following the announcements FINA hadn’t released any information as to why the cancellations would take place. SwimSwam reached out to FINA to see what the reasons were.

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Key Rio 2016 Olympic Venue Currently Without Power, Running Water

The venue set to host the athletics competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is currently without power and running water.

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Rio Swimming Federation Adds New Fees To Manage Debt

According to Brazilian news site O Globo, the Federação Aquática do Rio de Janeiro is in a R $ 1.4 million debt and will be charging swimmers in order to raise money.

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Is Cesar Cielo Changing Coaches Again?

The troubled Brazilian star has landed on four coaches since London

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2015 Swammy Awards – Female Open Water SOTY Ana Marcela Cunha

Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the 25 km event in Kazan along with qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in the 10 km event…

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Brazilian Open Olympic Qualifier Breakdown

Leonardo de Deus grabbed two ‘A’ cuts at the Brazil Open, most likely locking down a spot on the Olympic team in both the 200 fly and the 200 back.

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2015 Swammy Awards: Jordan Wilimovsky, Male OWS Of The Year

Former NCAA standout and 2014 Pan Pacific Championships 9th place finisher in the 10k, Jordan Wilimovsky, broke out big-time in 2015.

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Second Leg of FINA Open Water Grand Prix Cancelled

FINA has just announced that the second leg of its 2016 Open Water Swimming Grand Prix has been cancelled.

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Cesar Cielo Adidas Swim Photo Vault

Cesar Cielo in Adidas Swim gear…all around the pool. This is worth a look.

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Rio Declares Health State of Emergency 7 Months Out From Olympics

Governmental emergency funds are needed in order to immediately to reopen closed hospital units and clinics throughout Rio de Janeiro, the host of the 2016 Olympic Games.

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