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Cazorla's creativity missed as party pooper Boro stifles unbeaten Arsenal

Aitor Karanka's side came with a plan to nullify Arsenal's midfield and was unlucky not to earn a victory as it secured a point at Emirates Stadium.<p>Arsene Wenger doesn’t celebrate his birthdays and there certainly would have been no post-match celebrations in the Arsenal manager's household after …

Holiday guide to Costa Rica: beaches and adventures, plus hotels and restaurants

The essential itinerary for Costa Rica was defined long ago: Manuel Antonio for the beach, Monteverde for cloud forest, Tortuguero for turtles, and Arenal volcano for outdoor adventure. Add in the area of sandy beachfront in Guanacaste that has also been set aside for large hotels and you have all …

Central America

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the world leads from dense rain forests over steep passes, to high pastures below glacier-clad peaks. Although only 125 miles long, the trek is tough as it involves an ascent of more than 7,000 metres and remote and rugged …

Hiking

Rio Olympics: 14 of the Most Talked-About Moments From the 2016 Games

Ryan Lochte's Robbery Mess

Rio Olympics

The Best, Worst, And Weirdest Moments Of The Rio Olympics So Far

Going for the gold in memes<p>We are not even halfway through the Olympics yet, but there's been plenty of highs, lows, and general craziness to keep us entertained and feeling good about global unity and being Americans, which is especially important at a time when an actual pumpkin-faced monster is …

Aly Raisman's Nervous Parents Can't Handle Pressure of Watching Her Rio Olympics Routine

Aly Raisman is calm, cool and collected during competition, but her parents put every gut-wrenching emotion on display from the sidelines.<p>After …

The story of Samia Omar, the Olympic runner who drowned in the Med

In 2008, a thin 17-year-old Somali athlete settled in to her starting block in lane two to prepare for the Olympic 200m dash.<p>Flanked by women in Lycra outfits, Samia Yusuf Omar stood out in her long black leggings and oversized white t-shirt. On her feet she wore shoes recently donated by the …

Africa

The Content Marketing Olympics: Infographic

For Rio 2016 a record number of countries are participating in a record number of sports with over 10,500 athletes participating. As content …

Marketing

7 Olympic technologies to help the athlete in you go higher, faster, better, stronger

Many American Olympic athletes are using cutting-edge technology like motion tracking systems, wearable jump monitors and Doppler radar to help them jump higher and go farther before hitting Rio this August 5 for the Summer Games — and so can you!<p>So fasten your joggers and come along as we take a …

Syrian Teen Who Swam For Her Life Is Competing In The Olympics

What an incredible and inspirational story.<p>An 18-year-old Syrian refugee who swam for her life will now be competing in the Olympics for Germany, after coaches spotted her awe-inspiring talent while she was surviving at length in the ocean.<p>Yusra Mardini and her sister, Sarah, fled Damascus in …

South Sudan

From Jesse Owens to Usain Bolt: the 6 most iconic moments in Olympic Games history

The 2016 Rio Olympics are fast approaching. On Friday, August 5 the world will be tuning in to watch this year's opening ceremony and see what Brazil has to offer.<p>The first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC but the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896.<p>Since …

Olympics

Perfect, Freaky Olympic Bodies - WSJ.com

1<p>Light,<p>hollowed-out bones<p>2<p>Flat butt<p>High Jumper<p>For high jumpers, clearing the bar takes a high center of gravity. It begins with a short, exceedingly skinny upper body and long, lanky legs. With shoulders as close to the hips as possible, the small torso and lower body are connected by an unassuming …

The Rio Host Committee Will Stay on a Luxury Cruise Ship During the Olympics

While the stars of the 2016 Summer Olympics deal with cramped quarters and faulty plumbing in the athletes’ village, the Rio Organizing Committee …

US Olympians are freaking out over one small detail at the Olympic Village in Rio

With just eight days until the start of the Summer Olympics, athletes from around the globe are moving into Rio's Olympic Village in droves.<p>But the Village is not exactly in tip-top shape. Australian athletes are living in nearby hotels after a stress test resulted in flooding and power outages, …

32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympics History

From record besting...to gender testing.<p>The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring …

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles on struggling with pressure of being the best in the world

'People are waiting for something bad to happen': Olympic gymnast Simone Biles on struggling with the pressures of being the best in the world, as …

'Pretty Powerful': The Olympic Fencer Dagmara Wozniak's Fierce Beauty

Dagmara Wozniak tried out for the 2008 U.S. Olympic fencing team and didn't make the cut. But when you've been fencing since you were nine years old, the only option is to try again. In 2012, Wozniak made the U.S. team but didn't bring home a medal. She will be representing the U.S. again in Rio de …

Rio De Janeiro

Bobby Brown 1st Slopestyle Sprint U S Grand Prix at Breckenridge

Russie : nouvelle attaque terroriste près de Sotchi

•<p>aA Facebook Twitter Google + Linkedin Pinterest Abonnez-vous au<br>Monde.fr dès 1 €<p>Moins d'une semaine après les attentats de Volgograd, la Russie a …

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics construction covers nearby village in dust – video

Construction for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics engulfs the village of Akhshtyr in dust and debris. Local residents say building works ahead of the Games is ruining their lives, with waste, debris and noise pollution from a quarry just 400 metres from the village damaging air quality and natural …

New Documentary Details Alleged 'Threats And Corruption' Behind Sochi Olympics

When the Russians knocked on her door for the third time, Simone Baumann knew that the safest course of action was not to answer.<p>Ms Baumann, 50, had already turned down an offer of £600,000 not to show her controversial film, detailing the corruption involved in building the Sochi Winter Olympic …

Get to Know Sochi Ahead of the Winter Games

If all you know about Sochi is that it's the host city for the upcoming Olympics, then take note, because there's a lot to learn about the Russian Riviera hotspot. The 2014 Winter Games kick off on Feb. 7, so we're getting into the sporty spirit with a closer look at all things Sochi. Rich with …

Black Sea

Snowy Sochi Olympics: 16,000,000 cubic feet of snow stored for games

There should be no worries of a snowless Winter Olympic in Russia’s Sochi, as the organizers of the event made sure to stockpile 16 million cubic …

Winter Olympics: Russia launches Sochi security clampdown

<b>Russia has launched one of the biggest security operations in Olympic history, a month before the start of the Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.</b><p>The authorities are deploying more than 30,000 police and interior ministry troops and limiting access to the area.<p>The main concern is the …

Shining Sochi: Unique tech behind winter games lighting

Unique

Fear and loathing in Sochi

<b>With anti-Sochi sentiments increasing in the Western media, the only way for Russia to put an end to it is to pull off the most stunning Winter</b> …

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