Gulf Times - Rio-de-Janeiro
IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over bribery allegations

IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over bribery allegations

Carlos Nuzman, an IOC honorary member, is accused of arranging more than $2mn in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Qatar Airways to launch 26 'exciting' new destinations

Qatar Airways to launch 26 'exciting' new destinations

Qatar Airways is launching as many as 26 “exciting” new destinations until end-2018, the national carrier said on Tuesday. These include Chiang Mai (Thailand); Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and Santiago, Chile.

Slain Greek envoy's Brazilian widow denies guilt

Slain Greek envoy's Brazilian widow denies guilt

The widow of Greece's ambassador to Brazil, arrested as an alleged accomplice in his murder last month, denied guilt over his death in a letter published on Wednesday.

Brazil police suspect wife in murder of Greek envoy

Brazil police suspect wife in murder of Greek envoy

Rio de Janeiro investigators suspect that Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered at the behest of his wife and a police officer with whom she was romantically involved, Globo TV reported on Friday, citing police sources.

Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

Demonstrators marched in major cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting government corruption and a recent vote in Congress that was widely perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors leading graft probes.

Qatar’s Abdulqadir Abdulrahman wins silver in Paralympic Games

Qatar’s Abdulqadir Abdulrahman wins silver in Paralympic Games

Qatar’s Abdulqadir Abdulrahman won a silver medal in the Men’s Shotput F34 event at the Summer Paralympic Games, which is being held in Rio de Janeiro currently.

Rio hangover as Tokyo grabs baton

Rio hangover as Tokyo grabs baton

Rio de Janeiro returned to the cold reality of Brazil's political crisis and recession on Monday after bringing a carnivalesque curtain down on its Olympics festival and passing the torch to Tokyo.

Passports of Irish Olympic officials seized in Rio ticket probe

Passports of Irish Olympic officials seized in Rio ticket probe

Brazilian police seized passports of Irish Olympic officials to keep them in Rio de Janeiro for questioning, as authorities intensified their probe into possible ticket scalping involving Ireland's top Olympic official, Patrick Hickey.

EAA enrols Rio’s 16,000 slum children into primary school

EAA enrols Rio’s 16,000 slum children into primary school

Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation in partnership with government and other entities, has successfully enrolled 16,239 children living in slums in the heart of Rio de Janeiro into primary school in under two years.

Protests as Rio readies for Olympic carnival

Protests as Rio readies for Olympic carnival

The Olympic flame wound its way around Rio de Janeiro's iconic landmarks on Friday as protesters unleashed a fresh blast of anger ahead of the opening ceremony of the trouble-plagued sporting spectacle.

Morocco boxer held over alleged sex attacks in Olympic Village

Morocco boxer held over alleged sex attacks in Olympic Village

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.

Qatari flag hoisted in Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro

Qatari flag hoisted in Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro

The Qatari flag has been hoisted in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro where the Olympic Games are starting on Friday.