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Rio’s Olympic air: Dirty, deadly and no cleaner legacy from Games

Rio de Janeiro’s air is dirtier and deadlier than portrayed by authorities and the Olympics’ promised legacy of cleaner winds has not remotely been met, an analysis of government data and Reuters’ own testing found. Brazil declared in its official bid for the Olympic Games, which open on Friday, that Rio’s air quality was “within

Olympics 2016: Blocked toilets, exposed wires at Rio Athletes’ Village

Shasta Darlington, Blocked toilets, leaky pipes and exposed wires — just a few of the reasons Australia’s Olympic delegation has refused to move in to the athletes village, now open to arriving Olympians. The village, comprised of 31 17-storey towers, opened its doors on Sunday, less than two weeks before the start of Rio’s Summer

Free at Rio Olympics: 9 million forest-friendly condoms

Brazil’s government will hand out 9 million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, a push meant to encourage safe sex and also defend the Amazon rainforest. Rio’s local Olympic organizing committee said about 450,000 of the sustainably-produced condoms will be destined for athletes and staff housed in the Olympic