Neymar delivers Brazil a much-needed ego boost with Olympic gold medal

Neymar delivers Brazil a much-needed ego boost with Olympic gold medal

 August 21, 2016   Abhishek Das

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During events at the Rio Olympics, when Argentina were in action, the locals enjoyed themselves by counting up to 23 – rubbing in the fact that it’s been 23 years since the Argentine football team won a senior title. The fans’ action was both an acknowledgement of the primacy of football in Brazilian sporting culture […]

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Brazil Win Their First Olympic Men’s Football Gold Germans Take the Honor among Women

 August 21, 2016   R K Gupta

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Maracana became a sea of endless celebrations when Neymar scored from the last spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out. The Brazilians rejoiced on the historic occasion as their nation snatched the men’s football gold in a 5-4 shoot-out result against Germany, after a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time. History was in the making anyway […]

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Dazzling Neymar Leads Brazil’s 6-0 Rout of Honduras for Gold Clash with Germany at Rio

 August 19, 2016   R K Gupta

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Come Saturday and the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is certain to be packed to the brim. In a football crazy Brazil, no other sport holds as much magnetic appeal as cricket does in India. The fans will want to see host nation Brazil earn their first Olympic gold medal in men’s football […]

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Brazil Women Lose the Semifinal After Two Misses in Penalty Shoot-Out against Sweden

 August 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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It was heartbreak for Brazilians at Maracana after Cristiane and Andressinha saw their penalties saved by Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl. It was shoot-out time after a goalless semifinal at the end of 120 minutes of regulation and extra time. Brazil had looked a better side but they couldn’t unlock the Swedish defense despite their best […]

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Neymar Scores His First Rio Olympic Goal to Inspire Brazil’s Entry to the Semifinals

 August 16, 2016   R K Gupta

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As a 20-year old, Neymar played a crucial role in taking Brazil to the final of men’s football in 2012 London Olympic Games. However, until Saturday, as Brazil’s captain at Rio, Neymar had proved ineffective. He was jeered by home fans in the hosts’ first two league games that ended as goalless draws against South […]

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Love in the time of olympics

Love in the time of olympics

 August 10, 2016   Manu B

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Love in the time of cholera is quite often a popular tittle of the famous write Gabriel José de la Concordia Garcia Marquez. In the story the writer talk about the love of two old age people at time of the cholera . The writer is pretty well-known for his writing style. He is also called the […]

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Brazilian Men’s Team in Trouble While Women Reach Knock-Out Stage in Rio Football

 August 9, 2016   R K Gupta

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Hosts Brazil are struggling in men’s football with two goalless matches as against their women counterparts, who have already ensured the quarterfinal berth for themselves by winning back-to-back games. The performance of the team under Neymar is causing frustration to the fans and all they are getting are boos and jeers, when they play. The […]

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Mixed results in Men’s Football at Rio on Thursday Early Woes for Brazil and Argentina

 August 6, 2016   R K Gupta

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Action in men’s football began a day ahead of the official start to the Rio Olympic Games. Hosts and title favorites Brazil couldn’t get past a defiant South Africa, who played with 10-men after an hour, when a South African defender earned his second yellow card. In the Group A match full of close chances, […]

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Zika Virus and Other Threats Refuse to Relent with 2016 Rio

Zika Virus and Other Threats Refuse to Relent with 2016 Rio Games Less than a Week Away

 July 31, 2016   R K Gupta

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The risk of contracting mosquito-borne Zika virus is a major talking point among Rio Olympic participants. Despite assurances by public health authorities in Brazil and epidemiologists around the world, several athletes have made the decision to skip the big event on the Zika fear. The Games get underway on August 5 and continue over the […]

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Unveiling of 2016 Rio Olympic Torch as Games Euphoria Gains Momentum

 July 22, 2015   R K Gupta

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About a fortnight back, the Olympic Games Organizing Committee invited Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for officially unveiling a uniquely designed Olympic Torch for next year’s Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. The torch will be carried through hundreds of Brazilian towns from May next year before arriving at Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium on August 5, […]

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