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  • VIDEO: Freeway foot race ends with leader of former CHOP zone in handcuffs

    07/03/2020 10:31:19 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 60 replies
    youtube ^ | july 2nd 2020 | kiro 7 news
    Freeway foot race ends with leader of former CHOP zone in handcuffs
  • Former governor of Rio paid $2m bribe to win 2016 Olympics — defeating Chicago’s bid in the process

    07/06/2019 9:02:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 39 replies
    The former governor said he bought the votes for Rio to get to "the second stage of the vote" and that "no votes were bought after that." Rio was chosen over Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid to host the 2016 Games. Chicago’s bid, considered by most a strong one, was the first to be eliminated, despite the presence of then-U.S. President Barack Obama at the IOC meeting in Copenhagen.
  • President Bolsonaro says Brazil 'liberated from Socialism' at inaugural ceremony

    01/01/2019 1:54:26 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | Jan 2019
    President Jair Bolsonaro said in his address to the nation on Tuesday that Latin America’s most populous country has now been "liberated from socialism and political correctness". He promised to combat the "ideology of gender" teaching in schools, "respect our Judeo-Christian tradition" and "prepare children for the job market, not political militancy". Notable foreign leaders attending the inauguration include Hungary's hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Israel's hawkish premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who has hailed a budding "brotherhood" with Brazil's new leader. Leftist Presidents Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Miguel Díaz-Canel of Cuba, deemed dictators by Bolsonaro,...
  • Noise complaint, smell of pot alerts security to party involving gang members at Rio hotel

    08/26/2018 4:14:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | 8/20/18 | Patrick Walker
    LAS VEGAS - Metro Police released mugshots Monday of the nine people arrested at the Rio Hotel-Casino on numerous different chargers. According to police, the group of documented gang members were cuffed after officers broke up a large party. The arrests took place Saturday night, Aug. 18. There were around 40 people at the party. Five weapons were also confiscated, Metro said. Police took the following people into custody: Antron Simms, Steven Neal, Michael Green, Phillip Semper, Corey Johnson, Jerome Francis, Ashley Medlock, Lexus Sherman and Antonio Williams. Johnson and Williams were both arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. The...
  • On a Rio Beach, a Man’s Home Is His Castle

    01/22/2018 12:45:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2018/1/22
    With a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat. They say a man's home is his castle and Marcio has lived in his - albeit made of sand - on a beach in Rio de Janeiro for the last 22 years. In Barra da Tijuca, a wealthy beachside neighborhood west of Rio, neighbors and friends call him "The King."
  • 2 cases of Legionnaire's disease reported at Vegas Hotel (Rio)

    06/15/2017 4:28:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/17 | Andrew Craft
    The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaire’s Disease recently discovered at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Two guests were found to have had the bacteria while staying at the hotel in the months of March and April. In a statement posted on their website June 9, the Southern Nevada Health District says, “The hotel is assisting in the investigation and taking steps to provide information to past and current guests of the property.” Once the guests’ illnesses were confirmed, the Rio then inspected its water system. Results came back positive for the bacteria, Legionella, according...
  • Duran Duran - "Rio" (1981)

    03/21/2017 12:51:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/21/2017 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Rio”
  • The 'Rio boom' that did not happen: Why do Cities Host the Olympics?

    12/16/2016 7:17:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2016 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Why do cities host Olympic games?    The official answer is always "pride" or to project "modernity" as was the case of Mexico in 1968. Back then, Mexico used the Olympics to project a modern image with skyscrapers, expressways, and a growing middle class. The unofficial, or the other answer, is that they are hoping to create an economic boom. In Brazil's case, there is a great rivalry between Rio and Sao Paulo. We understand that kind of rivalry in Texas thanks to Dallas vs. Houston. So far, the boom did not happen in Rio after the 2016 Olympics. Let's check with...
  • Rio Olympic golf course eerily empty three months on

    11/25/2016 5:40:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | November 24, 2016 | Sebastian Smith
    Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio's beautiful but controversial golf course is eerily quiet with birds' squawks far louder than the whack of balls. Built specially for the 2016 Games on what had been a nature reserve next to the beach in western Rio, the links-style course was meant to convert Brazilians to a sport they barely know and put the city on the international golfing map. But the $19 million facility created by star US designer Gil Hanse risks turning into a white elephant instead. A payment dispute could even lead to the imminent exit of the...
  • 'Marathon sex session' at Olympics leads to end of synchronized diving tandem

    08/22/2016 10:08:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 82 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 16 Aug 2016
    After an apparently sleepless night for both divers – albeit for very different reasons – the two finished in last place in the women’s 10-meter synchronized platform dive, a performance described as "pathetic" by local outlets.... Blame it on Rio.
  • Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony Ratings Lose Almost 50% Of London 2012 Viewers

    08/22/2016 4:27:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 56 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 22 Aug 16 | Dominic Patten
    On the Tube in London there’s a sign saying “Mind The Gap” to warn riders to be careful when stepping on the train – NBC might want to pay attention to the expression when it comes to Olympics ratings. With a 4.0/14 rating among adults 18-49 and 16.85 million viewers for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Games, NBC is looking at the worst Summer Olympics results in decades. Not only are fast affiliates down to the second lowest result of the 2016 Olympics for the Comcast-owned net’s primetime coverage but they took a whooping 56% fall in the...
  • Looks Like Rio Police Were The Biggest Liars In The Lochte Drama…If Anyone Still Cares

    08/22/2016 1:51:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | POSTED AT 1:31 PM ON AUGUST 22, 2016 | BY LARRY O'CONNOR
    You heard it all weekend: “Four American swimmers trashed a Rio bathroom in a drunken rage and then lied to investigators about an armed robbery to cover-up their story.” It’s become conventional wisdom from network anchors trying to paint a rosy picture on a troubled Olympics to journalists who embrace the narrative of “ugly Americans” taking advantage of the downtrodden, third world Brazilians. There’s only one problem with this narrative: It appears it’s completely false. USA Today has done a thorough and extensive investigation of the security videos from the gas station in question and they’ve done something Matt Lauer...
  • Olympics ends with a spectacular closing ceremony..held in front of a half-empty stadium [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:13:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia, Ben Ashford, Ruth Styles, and Regina F. Graham
    Rio said farewell to hosting the Olympics on Sunday as the closing ceremony experienced periods of rain that poured down on the thousands of athletes and spectators in attendance from around the world. The Olympic flame was extinguished at Maracana stadium, signaling that the Rio Games are officially over. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach gave a poignant speech during the ceremony that saw Toyko's new governor, Yuriko Koike, the first woman to hold that job, happily accept the Olympic flag from Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes.
  • Simone Biles & Her Golden Girls Hit The BeachIn Rio As She Prepares To Make History

    08/21/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 15:40 EST, 21 August 2016 | By PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR. FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    If anyone deserves a beach day, it's Simone Biles and her Final Five teammates. The US gymnasts traded their leotards for bikinis and enjoyed a day out at Rio's Barra da Tijuca beach Saturday. Biles, Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian — part of the Final Five team that took nine medals in Rio — frolicked on the sand and took a dip in the ocean. Laurie Hernandez posed for a poolside picture with Biles earlier in the day. And Gabby Douglas, 20, who was not at the beach, posted a picture on Instagram of herself golfing with friends. Biles, 19...
  • VANITY: NBC News segment says Team USA women winning in Rio & neglects to mention Thrasher & Rhode!

    08/19/2016 11:04:24 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 6 replies
    Self ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | n/a
    Watched NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night (Thursday, August 18th). Lester's last segment was on how the USA women were winning more medals than the men in Rio 2016. They showed a variety of photos of different women who have won medals - but I noticed that they didn't include Ginny Thrasher and Kim Rhode, air rifle and skeet shooter respectively, in the segment. They've won medals too -- Gold Medal for Thrasher and 4 or 5 career Olympic medals for Rhode, including one in Rio. The NBC Nightly News website shows last night broadcast, but it does...
  • Brazil police: Swimmers were vandals, not robbery victims

    08/18/2016 1:20:07 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/18/2016 | Marilia Brocchetto, Flora Charner, Joshua Berlinger and Angela Dewan,
    Rio de Janeiro (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 3:39 p.m. ET]: Civil Police chief Fernando Veloso said at a press conference about four American swimmers: "In theory, one or all of them might be charged for false communication of a crime and for damaging private assets, the gas station. I'm not saying that they are charged right now because of that. We have to finalize the investigation and in theory that could be the case. This is not really a -- this kind of crime will not lead to their arrest."
  • Rio police: A security guard did point a gun at US swimmers but there was no robbery

    08/18/2016 12:55:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/18/2016 | FOX News
    Rio police: A security guard did point a gun at US swimmers but there was no robbery.
  • Ryan Lochte Loving Life As His Teammates Grilled by Rio Police (gotta be a Clinton voter)

    08/18/2016 12:56:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | 1:08pm | By Hannah Withiam
    <p>Ryan Lochte is just being Ryan Lochte, even amid an international olypmic scandal.</p> <p>While his US swimming friends Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen are being detained in Rio to answer questions about Sunday’s apparently faux armed robbery, the most famous — make that infamous — swimmer of the bunch has been devoting his time to much less serious tasks since he escaped to the States.</p>
  • Two Olympic swimmers CONFESS Lochte armed robbery story WAS made up as Brazil cops release [tr]

    08/18/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Ruth Styles, Matt Roper, Ben Ashford, Chris Spargo
    US swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have told police that they fabricated claims that they and their Olympic teammate Ryan Lochte were robbed at a gas station on Sunday. The sudden admission came as video was released in which the men can be seen running to and from the bathroom, spending over 10 minutes at the gas station a little after 6am in the morning. Sources have confirmed to that Lochte and the group destroyed a gas station door and refused to pay for the damage until a security guard demanded they hand over money.
  • TV presenter Charlie Webster in coma with malaria in Rio

    08/18/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    A television sports presenter is in a coma with malaria in a Rio hospital following a 3,000-mile charity cycle ride. She was admitted to hospital the day after the Olympics opening ceremony after her condition deteriorated. A statement on her Twitter feed two days later said her condition had "since been diagnosed as a severe complication caused by a bacterial infection".