Category Archives: Rio 2016

‘Eco-boats’ Boats in Brazil Aim to Clean Water for the Olympics

‘Eco-boats’ Boats in Brazil Aim to Clean Water for the Olympics

Some gadgets are cool.  Some gadgets are effective.  Hopefully the Brazilian Eco-boats will be both cool and effective.  However, some critics say that the Eco-Boats will do little to clean up Rio de Janeiro’s major sewage problem any time soon.

Read Jenny Barchfield’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/19bhZLJ

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Rio 2016 Official Pictograms Unveiled

Rio 2016 Official Pictograms Unveiled

Being a successful artist takes not only talent, but a good bit of luck as well.  For example, the official pictograms for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games were revealed yesterday.   For the first time ever, they will depict each of the 41 Olympic and 23 Paralympic sports that are part of the program.Continue Reading

The Streets of Rio to be Watched by Security Cameras

The Streets of Rio to be Watched by Security Cameras

Rio de Janeiro, known for its Samba, its beaches, and its celebrations, may now be known for something else:  Security Cameras.   Rio, which will host the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016 will be watched by an estimated 700,000 cameras from private security systems.  And, many of the would be tourists areContinue Reading

Brazil: Rio begins demolition for 2016 Olympics

Brazil: Rio begins demolition for 2016 Olympics

I’m rooting for Brazil to be able to successfully pull-off the World Cup 2014 and the Rio Olympics in 2016. Of course, like everyone else, I harbor a certain degree of skepticism that Brazil will actually be able to do it, but I’m hopeful.  Word has emerged that the government has begun work to demolishContinue Reading

“Super-Milk” for Athletes for Rio 2016

“Super-Milk” for Athletes for Rio 2016

You are what you eat, they say.  If that truly is the case then Team Great Britain athletes could be going to the 2016 Olympics with a secret weapon. British scientists have come to the rescue for athletes concerned about the pollution levels in host city Rio de Janiero.  They’re working on dietary aids whichContinue Reading

Rio 2016 to be Tech Heavy

Rio 2016 to be Tech Heavy

Fun, games, and tech.  Perhaps Rio 2016 will change Rio’s identity around the world.  Technology will represent a 20 percent slice of the budget for the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016, according to the IT boss at the Brazilian Olympic Committee. Overall, the Rio Olympics budget is about $13.2 billion, which means thatContinue Reading