Rio bids a colourful farewell to the Olympic Games

Rio bids a colourful farewell to the Olympic Games

A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America’s first Games. After a gruelling 17 days, Rio de Janeiro cast aside early struggles with empty venues, security […]

Olympic Games get underway in Rio amid tight security

Olympic Games get underway in Rio amid tight security

Police in Brazil have increased security across the country ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, FRANCE 24 reports. With many of the Games’ 11,000 athletes and dozens of heads of state in attendance, the much-hyped grand opening ceremony will be the first major test of Rio’s preparedness. More […]