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In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup Is No Game

The Brazilian Senate voted 60-21 on Wednesday to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Remarkably, most of those who voted to oust her are themselves under investigation for corruption.

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Taking Home the Gold









Posted on Aug 20, 2016 ENLARGE


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Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE



For Future Summer Olympics, Climate Change Is No Game

A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Monsters, Inc.

From the costly—in many senses of that word—spectacle that is the Rio Olympics to the chaos unleashed by the notorious Powell memo, the Truthdig comment boards were host to a virtual phantasmagoria this week.

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Breaking Records









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Comments of the Week: Getting Down to Business

The national mood is charged with tension and anticipation, and this latest roundup of notable and quotable comments certainly picked up on it.

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The Opening Ceremony









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Let the Games Begin









Posted on Aug 4, 2016 ENLARGE



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The People’s Game Part One: When Soccer Conquered the World

The first in a three-part series examines the history of international soccer as it informs the World Cup, which begins Thursday.

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 READ MORE



The Gentrification of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

As rising prices in the rest of the beloved Brazilian city are pushing more people to live in shantytowns, they may become unaffordable to lower income residents; Bob Dylan has been charged in Paris for comparing Croats to Nazis; meanwhile, a forthcoming Supreme Court ruling will put the “corporations are people” argument to the test. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE


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‘Colbert Report’: Cheering America’s Olympic Failure

When President Obama Chicago lost out to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games, none were more pleased than the members of a conservative organization called—wait for it—Americans for Prosperity. Well, they didn’t specify whose prosperity they were rooting for, as Stephen Colbert points out in this clip.

Posted on Oct 6, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Rio Gets Female-Only Subway Cars

The Brazilian city becomes the third at least the fourth worldwide (after Mexico City, Tokyo and Cairo) to mandate female-only cars during rush hour—to guard against gropers and harassment. But many consider the law a major step backward for women’s rights.
(thanks to reader Hilary Tate for the correction)

Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


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