Posts Tagged ‘Rio Olympics 2016

18
Dec
09

Brazilian Beach Ball-Playing Gets Shut Down

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A new sport has swept the beaches of Brazil called “altinho” which is essentially just a fancy way of saying people are juggling soccer balls on the beaches. However, as the city of Rio starts its preparations for the 2016 Olympics, police are cracking down on the game, declaring ball games on the beach “undesirable activities.”

Among the other things being cracked down on the beach, (thanks in no small part to new consultant Rudy Giuiliani) are the vendors selling shrimp or cheese on skewers, as well as radios and coolers also being banned from the sandy shores.

Of course, Rio citizens are rebelling against these regulations and are continuing to enjoy the beaches as they have for decades. In the meantime altinho games pop up all over the place and remains a favored beach activity for skimpily-clad Brazilians everywhere.

Good thing, the Olympics are a mere 7 years away!

[Sydney Morning Herald]

06
Oct
09

The Real Reason Chicago Lost the Olympics

After awarding the 2016 Olympics to Rio, the American media was shocked that the US wasn’t selected; especially after President Obama went to make a personal pitch for the games. According to the International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, the decision was not made based on money — which would seemingly make it a first.

“If we had thought about how to make a lot of money we would have chosen Chicago,” Rogge said, “Money is not what drives IOC members when it comes to choosing a host city.”

Which is true — if you ignore the bribery scandals of the last few games.

However, I have a theory why the Brazilians were selected over Chicago…

Adriana Lima 9

[Breitbart]




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