Rio Olympics

Brazil’s Olympics Chief Arrested for $2 Million Bribe to Secure Rio Games

Brazil arrested the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and his right-hand man Leonardo Gryner on Thursday after a corruption probe found evidence the COB paid $2 million to secure a vote in favor of Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee

Brazil: Prosecutors Find ‘Olympic Corruption’ in Rio 2016 Game Planning

Brazilian prosecutors have uncovered a sprawling corruption scheme following a raid on the home of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman, presenting mounting evidence that Brazil bought its way through the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) voters to secure the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen through a set of Olympic rings in Rio de Janeiro

Study: 2024 Olympics Would Boost L.A. Economy by $9.5 Billion

Despite many cities hosting the Olympics facing bankruptcy in the aftermath, a new study by Beacon Economics LLC and UC Riverside predicts that the Los Angeles area would see an $9.5 billion economic boost and generate $4.4 billion in worker earnings if the city is awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Sam the Eagle Los Angeles Olympics (Getty)

USA Today: Rio Police Lying About Ryan Lochte Gas Station Encounter

In an extensive investigation featuring an eyewitness interview, observance of multiple surveillance camera videos, and an on-location visit, USA Today has found significant evidence that American Olympic champion Ryan Lochte was robbed at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro, and police lied about him and three other U.S. swimmers vandalizing a bathroom.

The Associated Press

Rio Shakedown: U.S. Swimmers Allowed to Leave with $11,000 Payment

Rio de Janeiro police have agreed to let U.S. Olympic swimmer James Feigen return home if he pays $11,000 to a charity of the city’s choice, following an incident in which Feigen and teammates Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger were forced to pay gas station attendants money for damage at gunpoint.

The Associated Press

Brazil Bans Ryan Lochte from Leaving Country (He Already Left)

The judge overseeing an investigation into the early-morning robbery of U.S. swimming champion Ryan Lochte and three colleagues during the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics has banned the Americans from leaving Brazil and called for their passports to be confiscated. The order comes one day after Lochte flew back to the United States, ending his Olympic trip early.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Business Booming in Rio’s ‘Bin Laden Bar’ Despite Islamic State Threat

Brazil’s O Globo has revisited Rio de Janeiro’s “Bin Laden Bar,” an establishment first made famous when foreigners discovered it during the 2014 World Cup. The bar is a hit with Olympic athletes, who find its “local flavor” superior to the allegedly insipid Olympic Village.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (R) serves customers in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden …

Russian Olympic Champion Narrates ‘Amicable’ Robbery in Rio

The latest high-profile victim of a violent robbery in Rio de Janeiro is Yevgeny Korotyshkin, an Olympic silver medalist and the president of the Moscow Swimming Federation. He joins Portugal’s Minister of Education and the head of security for the 2016 Olympic Games in having experienced a mugging while traveling between Olympic venues.

Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin poses on the podium with his medal after winning silver in the men's 100m butterfly final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 3, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Olympics Chaos: Staffers Sold Tickets for Seats That Don’t Exist

Brazil has had a difficult time selling tickets to Olympic events for months, as media coverage of Rio de Janeiro’s violent crime problem and the Zika epidemic dissuaded tourists from visiting. As the first week of Games continues, reports are surfacing that those who did buy tickets may have been given tickets to Olympic seats that simply do not exist.

The Associated Press

Brazilian Police: Gunshots at Media Bus in Rio May Have Been Rocks

Police in Rio de Janeiro are refusing to confirm, despite witness statements, that a bus full of international basketball journalists was shot at on its way to the main Olympic park, arguing that assailants could have broken the bus’s windows by throwing rocks at it.

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Moroccan Islamic State Radical May Be on the Loose in Brazil

Moroccan national Rachid Rafaa, previously under house arrest in French Guiana, has gone missing, and authorities believe he could have crossed the border into Brazil. Rachid has known ties to al-Qaeda and suspected ties to the Islamic State.

Moroccan Islamic State Radical May Be on the Loose in Brazil

Portuguese Minister of Education Mugged at Rio Olympics

Portugal’s minister of education was held up at knifepoint after leaving an Olympic venue in Ipanama, Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday. He temporarily lost some valuables before civilians stopped and beat the robbers and retrieved the loot.


Palestinian Swimmer Lied About Israel Keeping Her From Olympic-Sized Pools

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian swimmer selected to compete in the Rio Olympics lied when she told the world that she was unable to train properly since there were no Olympic-size pools in the Palestinian territories and that the Israeli “occupation” had cut off her access to an Olympic size pool.

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The Rio Olympics Is Brazil’s Reward for Trusting in Socialism

As Rio de Janeiro rings in its tenure as host city to the Summer Olympics with street violence, deadly pollution, jihadist threats, incomplete facilities, and a plague, many around the world are wondering: who thought the embattled Brazilian city would


Breitbart News Sunday — Madness: July Ends with Explosive News Cycle

On Breitbart News Sunday this evening on SiriusXM 125 The Patriot Channel from 7 to 10 p.m. ET, Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow will talk to an array of guests including Milo Yiannopoulos, Patrick Caddell, and Peter Schweizer. Guests and topics


Protesting Teachers Extinguish Olympic Torch in Rio de Janeiro

Protesters, including teachers on strike, stole and extinguished the Olympic torch in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, raising security concerns about potential disruptions when the Summer Olympic Games begin in Brazil on August 5.

Brazilian residents pass the Olympic torch at Independence Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 24, 2016

Brazil Probes Second Islamic State Fan Ring After Journalist Infiltrates Group

Following the arrest of thirteen men who had expressed an interest in committing a terrorist attack in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS) at the upcoming Summer Olympics, Brazilian authorities confirmed they are investigating a second ring of radical Muslims exposed after a Brazilian journalist went undercover as a fellow ISIS fan.

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