RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — He's had no home for most of his life. Yet in a cavernous, mostly-empty stadium in Brazil, a world away from where he came from, Yiech Pur Biel felt as if he'd found one.
- 15 July, 2016 Syrian refugees welcomed in recession-hit Brazil but face tough times By Sophie Davies RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Hanan Dacka fled the civil war in Syria with her family to start a new life in Brazil, the idea that she might one day carry the Olympic torch was beyond the stretch of anyone's imagin...
- 14 August, 2016 Israel basking in success in its “national sport” of judo JERUSALEM (AP) — Forget the handshake that wasn't — Israel is delighted with something much more unusual: international athletic success.
- 6 May, 2016 AP Interview: Rio security head says cuts impact Olympics RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state security secretary acknowledges that cuts of $550 million to his budget pose a risk to the Olympics when they open in three months.
- 19 September, 2016 Rio de Janeiro hosts Brazil’s first Dog Olympics Dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes competed for medals in diving, jumping, swimming and running at Toto's Park Club in the Rio de Janeiro.
- 19 June, 2016 Brazil 'to give Rio $850m' in aid for Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro to receive emergency funds to pay for infrastructure and security during August games, reports say.