~ Rio Olympics ~
Aug18

~ Rio Olympics ~

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Nothing but the best for Rio’s four-legged guests
Aug06

Nothing but the best for Rio’s four-legged guests

No expense has been spared in providing luxury accommodation for some athletes competing in Rio – one hotel would illicit rave reviews if only its guests could write. The five-star residence in question is at the Olympic equestrian centre where horses have been arriving from around the world in customised pallets on charter flights. From the airport the special cargo, whose value runs into millions of dollars, are transported to...

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Here’s How to Watch the Olympics If You Don’t Have Cable
Aug05

Here’s How to Watch the Olympics If You Don’t Have Cable

The 2016 Rio Olympics are being aired on 11 different channels, but if you don’t have cable, don’t fret. Us Weekly will kick off the summer games by live-streaming the Opening Ceremony Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m. ET, and Us Weekly reporter Cara Sprunk — who is on the ground in Rio de Janeiro — will be live-blogging from the massive spectacle on UsMagazine.com. NBC will also be live-streaming the ceremony and games throughout the...

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Chinese athletes and netizens round on Rio Olympics
Aug04

Chinese athletes and netizens round on Rio Olympics

Chinese internet users have accused the Rio Olympics of being unsafe and inferior to Beijing’s 2008 offering after athletes said they were robbed and faced broken facilities. Chinese hurdler Shi Dongpeng told state media that his personal computer was stolen on arrival in Brazil, posting security camera images of the alleged thief on his verified social media account. “Losing money will help me avoid greater...

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FINA gives 2016 Rio green light for Russian swimmers Lobintsev, Morozov
Aug02

FINA gives 2016 Rio green light for Russian swimmers Lobintsev, Morozov

he International Swimming Federation has given the go-ahead to Russian swimmers Nikita Lobintsev and Vladimir Morozov to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, which kick off on Friday in Brazil, Artyom Patsev, a Russian sports attorney told TASS today. “Yes, Morozov and Lobintsev were granted permission from FINA to take part in the Olympics,” Patsev said in an interview with TASS. Swimming’s global governing body...

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