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The Olympians: Meet new Brazil star Walace
Having travelled up to Sao Paulo with the rest of the squad it was business as usual for the young midfielder, who was focused only on ensuring his side continued their fine start to the Brazilian season while keeping one eye on August's Olympics. Then ...

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18 Jul 2016 | 6:45 am


Olympic Torch Relay moves on in style
On Monday 11 July, it took to the sea as it visited the island capital of Florianopolis in Santa Catarina, in the safe hands of Olympic rower Anderson Nocetti and sailor Bruno Fontes. “I'm really backing the Games in Rio,” said Anderson, who won Brazil ...
Rio Torch Relay Day 69: Five Cities On East Coast of Santa CatarinaSwimSwam

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14 Jul 2016 | 12:47 pm


How does this paddleboarder surf with no arms? He'll compete for first time in San Clemente
At the 2014 Battle of the Paddle in Florianopolis, Brazil, world stand-up paddleboard champion Candice Appleby of San Clemente could hardly believe her eyes. She watched a Brazilian stand-up paddler with no arms. He was riding waves on a racing board ...

14 Jul 2016 | 12:13 pm

Reuters UK

UPDATE 2-Brazil gov't to push for end to airline foreign ownership cap
Quintella said the government is preparing to auction off concessions to operate four airports, which could provide it with at least 1 billion reais in revenues in 2017. The auction, expected later this year, is for airports in Florianopolis, Salvador ...
Brazil government to push for end to airline foreign ownership capReuters UK

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11 Jul 2016 | 3:00 pm

MIT News

Seeking simple solutions with huge impacts
MIT News
Cardoso attended the Federal University of Santa Caterina, in Florianópolis, Brazil, where he majored in civil engineering with a concentration in sanitary and environmental engineering. During his second year of college, he and a friend started the ...

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8 Jul 2016 | 12:04 am

Red Bull

Pedro Barros Talks His Historic First Half of 2016
Red Bull
In early June, Barros also won his sixth gold medal at the X Games, and just a few days ago he had his latest victory at the second stop of the Vans Park Series in his hometown, Florianópolis, Brazil. To top all that, he's also just been nominated as ...

7 Jul 2016 | 7:12 pm

New York Times

New York Today: First Impressions of Our City
New York Times
It's snobbish.” — Marcus Chagas, 37, tourist from Florianópolis, Brazil. “I started noticing the demographics change at different stops on the subway, which is so gratifying.” — Haddy Badjie, 22, intern from Banjul, Gambia. “You really can find ...

12 Jul 2016 | 11:20 am

New York Times

Sports|Maria Sharapova's Appeal Is Delayed, Ruling Out a Trip to Rio
New York Times
The Brazilian rower Anderson Nocetti, second from left, participating in the Olympic torch relay on Monday in Florianopolis, Brazil. Credit Fernando Soutello/Rio2016. A ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal of her two-year doping ban has been postponed ...

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11 Jul 2016 | 11:55 pm