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Rio Olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent Zika

Even as athletes grow increasingly concerned about the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the organizing committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said it will charge national delegations to have mosquito screens on athletes' rooms.<p>The screens, one measure Brazilians are using to help …

Public Health

Manny Pacquiao Comments on Potential Run for Rio Olympics Gold Medal

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he would love to represent his nation at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, amid speculation professional fighters will be allowed to compete in the event for the first time ever.<p>The veteran, who is currently in training for a bout with Timothy Bradley …

Boxing

It’s official: The Rio Olympics is going to have a team composed of refugees

Athletes that become refugees are usually stuck in an unfair limbo. They can’t compete for the country they’ve fled as a result of war or persecution, but have yet to secure citizenship elsewhere. That’s finally about to change.<p>For the first time, a team of refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympic …

International Olympic Committee

Column: Players avoiding Rio as if Olympic golf is bad idea

The plane was ready, so that wasn't the issue.<p>PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem had a free charter lined up for the best players in the world to jet down to Brazil, play 18, and head back home. The occasion was a test event for the new Olympic sport on a golf course built specifically for the games in …

Golf

Rio Olympics 2016: World No. 1 Serena Williams aiming for gold in Rio, weighs in on Zika virus

American tennis player Serena Williams is aiming for gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics as she looks to make a comeback after suffering from a flu that …

Despite Zika, Michael Phelps says he’s okay with fiancee, newborn going to Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps’s fiancee, Nicole Johnson, is scheduled to give birth to the couple’s first child in May, three months before the 18-time gold medalist looks to add to his tally at the Rio Olympics. And with all the warnings about the Zika virus, especially with regards to women, one would think …

Zika Virus

Rio 2016 Olympics faces a 'big challenge' to get Barra Velodrome finished on time

Brian Cookson, the UCI president, has admitted there is “no Plan B” should Rio’s Olympic velodrome not be completed on time, adding that he believes organisers face a “challenge” to get it ready for the already deferred test event at the end of next month.<p>However, the head of cycling’s world …

Cycling

Rio’s New Subway Line on Target for Summer Olympics, Officials Say

Reassurance comes amid reports that project was at risk<p>RIO DE JANEIRO—A new subway line expected to form the backbone of public transportation when this seaside city hosts the Olympics in August will be ready on time, officials said Monday,<p>Touring an almost-finished station at the base of the …

Brazil

The Rio Olympics Will Stream in 8K Resolution That You Could Never Hope To Appreciate

Good luck finding a TV to watch it on.<p>This summer's Olympics in Rio could play host to as many tech and broadcasting feats as sporting achievements.<p>The games will be partially filmed in 8K "Super-Hi Vision" in Japan for the purposes of helping to test a few of the rare and expensive TVs that can …

Nearly half of the sewage entering the 2016 Rio Olympics waterways will not be treated during events

When the Olympics were first awarded to Rio in 2009, only 12% of the sewage entering Guanabara Bay was being treated. Rio Olympic officials set a goal of having 80% of the sewage treated before the games started. Seven years later, a spokesperson has confirmed that they will fall well-short of …

Brazil

Rio 2016: Neighborhood demolished to clear path for the Olympics

<b>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) —</b> When the wrecking crews rolled into Vila Autodromo this week, Luiz Claudio Silva knew it was time to leave home.<p>The western Rio neighborhood where he had lived for the past 25 years was being demolished to create an access path to the city's main Olympic …

Brazil

Russia warned it still has work to do to take part in Rio 2016 Olympics

• Russian Athletics Federation should not be reinstated, says Sebastian Coe • Kenya, Morocco, Ethiopia, Ukraine and Belarus could be banned<p>Russia has been warned it requires “significant further work” in tackling doping if its athletes are to be admitted to the Olympics, while another five …

Athletics

Argentina's Lionel Messi will skip Rio Olympics to rest, coach says | Fox News

Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in six months because Argentina's national team coach Gerardo Martino says the Barcelona star needs to rest.<p>Martino spoke Monday on Argentine radio station La Red and said Messi will play in the Centennial Copa América tournament in the United …

Lionel Messi

Thousands of fish wash ashore at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic park

Residents close to Jacarepagua Lagoon on Saturday woke up to thousands of dead fish on their beach in Rio de Janeiro<p>Thousands of dead fish wer found washed ashore in the Jacarepagua Lagoon on Saturday, next to Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park.<p>Residents began noticing the appearance of dead fish on …

Brazil

Hope Solo, U.S. women's soccer team worry about Zika ahead of Rio Olympics | Fox News

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo revealed that if the Rio Olympics were going on right now, she would not get on the plane because of Zika.<p>The spread of the virus has raised fears across the region about the Summer Olympics being held in Brazil in August, and that includes the high-profile players of the …

Costa Rica

McDonald's Bringing All-Day Breakfast to Rio Olympics

McDonald’s is bringing the fast-food restaurant chain’s successful all-day breakfast initiative to the upcoming Rio Olympics.<p>The restaurant operator …

Brazil

From Syria to Rio: refugee Yusra Mardini targets Olympic swimming spot

The 18-year-old is hoping to make the IOC’s Refugee Olympic Athletes team only a year after she was swimming for her life in the Aegean Sea to escape war<p>Last summer, Yusra Mardini and her sister Sarah fled their home in Damascus for Beirut, Istanbul and finally Izmir in Turkey, where they managed …

International Olympic Committee

Shooter Jin Jong-oh to Compete at Rio Olympics

Jin Jong-oh is on track to achieve the rare feat of competing at four consecutive Olympics, after qualifying on Saturday for this year's Olympic …

Russian doping scandal spreads to wrestling, sports minister prepared to quit | News Home | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s sports minister said on Tuesday he was prepared to resign over a raging doping scandal in his country which could cost more Russian athletes their places at the Rio Olympics after “tens” more cases of cheating were exposed in wrestling.<p>Mikhail Mamiashvili, President of …

North Africa

Usain Bolt Confirms That Rio Will "Definitely" Be His Last Olympics

Bolt's FinaleRio will "definitely be my last Olympics," the sprinter said.One of the greatest runners in history is getting closer to the finish line …

Rio De Janeiro

Brazil freezes 21.2 bln reais from budget, sees deeper recession

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government will freeze an additional 21.2 billion reais ($5.9 billion) in expenditures from this year’s federal budget, the Finance and Budget and Planning Ministries said on Tuesday, as the harshest recession in decades hampers tax collections.<p>A general view of …

Brazil

South America's Hidden Gem

South America is the fourth largest continent and the home of twelve independent countries- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela; two non-sovereign areas- French Guiana (a French Territory); the Falkland Islands, (a British …

South America

The Five Emerging Backpacker Hotspots for 2016

New year, new adventures. If you're looking for somewhere exciting and different to go in 2016, take a look at 5 of the emerging backpacking hotspots …

Ho Chi Minh City

Xbox One May Get "Lightweight," Cheaper Model in 2016 - Report

Microsoft has already said it expects 2016 to be a big year for new Xbox games, but it's now been reported that next year may also see the launch of a new Xbox One model. Microsoft blogger Brad Sams reports today on Petri that he's heard from internal sources that Microsoft is discussing a …

Xbox

National Geographic Travel

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough. With this in mind we asked the members of travel …

San Francisco

5 Ways To Spend Time At The Airport

www.travelle.co | @travelle.co<p><i>By Stephanie DeRosa</i><p>If you're waiting for a delayed flight or layover, just think about how much boredom you'll have to endure on that long flight if you race through the film and book you brought along before you even step onto the plane. Save any entertainment you can …

The 10 Best National Parks for Retirees

Timing is everything when traveling to the marquee national parks, and summer is high season, meaning you're competing with thousands of people for …