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Olympic Park’ viral video satirizes failing Rio infrastructure

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RIO DE JANEIRO — As Rio landmarks go, the bright yellow trams of Santa Teresa were one of the most visible in the Olympic city. For more than a century, they ferried tourists and residents up and down the steep hills from central Rio to the narrow, cobbled streets of this famous colonial neighborhood and the favelas above and around it. Show More Summary

Centennial Olympic Park's overhaul could include expansion, new events space, larger amphitheater

Officials responsible for overseeing Centennial Olympic Park want to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Summer Olympics with new improvements to the 21-acre greenspace. Frank Poe, executive director of the Georgia World Congress...Show More Summary

UFC announces first event in South Korea

UFC® today announced that it will bring its first ever live event to Seoul, South Korea, on November 28, 2015 at the city’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena. This marks the third UFC event in Asia in 2015 and continues to … Continue reading ? The post UFC announces first event in South Korea appeared first on Boxing News.

At Your Service

I spent a good long time talking to a young homeless man yesterday while picking these serviceberries, right in Centennial Olympic Park. They are "at your service" right now, free and accessible. He had a hundred questions about them. Show More Summary

Olympic past, present and future, on display at Sydney Olympic Park

It was President Bach’s first visit to Sydney since becoming IOC President in September 2013. He returned to the Olympic Stadium, where he was able to relive the moment when Cathy Freeman famously won the gold medal in the 400 metres at the Olympic Games in 2000. Show More Summary

MM: Oakhurst Dog Park Subdivision Update, a New Airport Welcome, and Blind-Testing Saisons

Decatur Planning Commission recommends against Oakhurst Dog Park subdivision [AJC] Here’s what will replace the Atlanta Airport’s ’96 Olympics mural [CL] Cool transit maps! Tracing the history of Atlanta’s public transit [GSU] Reynoldstown A to Z [Atlanta Magazine] Non-touristy places to take tourists in Atlanta [AJC] Blind-Tasting and Ranking 35 of the Best American Saisons […]

Olympic Motivation Strong for South Korea's Women

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

With Park In-bee's victory at the North Texas Shootout on Sunday South Korean golfers have won seven of the first 11 LPGA Tour events this season and the world number two says the battle for a spot on the Korean Olympic team is driving them hard.

One Square Mile: The Shepherd’s Inn

Between night and day, between Centennial Olympic Park and the county jail, Jimmy Rivas is praying. He and his coworkers have agreed to spend one year within these walls, recovering from alcohol or other drugs. In five minutes, they will serve breakfast.

I Heart My National Park: Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because...Show More Summary

On Animal Deaths and Human Anxieties

At first light on June 4, 2013, Steve Fradkin, a National Park Service ecologist, led a small team down a gravel strand called Beach 4 on Washington’s Olympic coast. The group’s destination was a rocky bench known—fatefully, it would turn out—as Starfish Point. Show More Summary

Sweetwater 420 Fest 2015 Day 2: Cage the Elephant, Primus

BY YVONNE ZUSEL The second day of Sweetwater 420 Festival might have seen only a few drizzles of rain, but the damage was already done — Centennial Olympic Park turned into a giant mud pit after...

Sweetwater 420 Fest 2015 Day 1: Snoop Dogg, Thievery Corporation

The first day of Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta kicked off with a whole lot of rain. But if there’s one thing Atlanta festivalgoers are used to, it’s experiencing their live...

Pouring Yourself into the SweetWater 420 Fest? Der Biergarten is Only a Hefeweizen Away

SweetWater 420 Fest 2015 fills Centennial Olympic Park with beer and wine, 45 bands, an artist market, comedy acts and sustainability facts over the dates of Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19. To attend, buy a swanky wristband here. Show More Summary

SweetWater 420 Fest aims big with Snoop Dogg, 311, the Wailers, Primus and more headed to Centennial Olympic Park

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Until last year, the SweetWater 420 Fest gained its reputation as an annual neighborhood gathering in Candler Park, a small-time shindig with some tunes and brews. But for its 10th anniversary in...

MM: Remembering Fatal Fire, Whistleblower Gives to CSD, and ATL Neighborhood Names

Fatal Avondale fire remembered one year later [AJC] Decatur woman who won whistleblower lawsuit gives thousands to CSD [Decaturish] Slideshow of proposed $46 million makeover for Centennial Olympic Park [ABC] Cracking the code on Atlanta’s...Show More Summary

MM: Chick-Fil-A Seeking Man Who Dropped Cash, Centennial Park Revamp, and 6 Bookstores

Decatur Chick-Fil-A looking for man who dropped hundreds of dollars on floor [11Alive] $46 million proposed to remake Centennial Olympic Park [ABC] Expect delays this summer as crews “retire” gas line in Decatur [Decaturish] Flock to the Woodlands in April [Decatur Minute] 6 bookstores to make you forget the e-reader [CL] Photo courtesy of Little […]

First Slice 4/10/15: Centennial Olympic Park could get a $46.5 million makeover

Centennial Olympic Park is about to turn 20 years old, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) thinks it's time for a makeover. The state agency hopes to raise $46.5 million to fund major improvements, including adding...Show More Summary

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Clint Eastwood may team up for film about Atlanta Olympic park bombing

Film would be about Richard Jewell, the security guard initially suspected of the terrorist attack.

Brazilians Protest Eviction for Olympics Preparations

Residents of a squatter settlement gathered in protest, blocking a main road in Rio de Janeiro, after authorities announced they’d be evicted and their homes demolished to make way for the Olympic Park for the 2016 games.

DevelopmentWatch: Yet Another Condo/Hotel High-Rise on the Way in South Park

Another day, another parking lot going down in South Park—gears are finally turning on plans for a new mixed-use building at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Eleventh Street (across the street from LA Live and on-its-way Fig Central),...

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