“The Two of Us Are Here”

“The two of us are here.”  With a red paper heart on her chest and an enduring spirit, Ivonette Balthazar participated in a 3km fun run alongside RIO’s Copacabana in honor of the life-saving transplant she received from German canoe coach Stefan Henze.  Henze, an Olympic silver medalist, died in a car crash after last year’s Olympic games.  Don’t miss this heartwarming story!

HEART OF AN ATHLETE

Photo Credit: raincarnation40 @https://pixabay.com/en/users/raincarnation40-747390/

Olympic Food And Drinks Miss The Mark, Researchers Say

There’s no end in sight for talk about the 2016 Olympic Games in RIO.  Researchers say that food and drinks available to Olympics spectators did not live up to guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Brazilian government, or the Olympic Organizing Committee.  Check it out:

http://cdn1.insidethegames.biz/articles/1044471/food-and-drink-at-rio-2016-did-not-meet-healthy-standards-say-researchers#-/web/objects/537068334-1481059036103-trackingCode-Ljb5VRWKC0/4B6AfBl+fJB6AlVLlrSgVziXmnujYlwo3gE0pRDZFSrJkrkkY9jJJ-articleId-381285311-vv-be7b1950-10fe-4b09-81e4-5bb44e20f1e5

A research group has suggested more healthy options should be available at future Olympics ©Getty Images

Not I, Says RIO Olympics Organizers

Hundreds of workers whose hard work helped to bring us the 2016 Olympic Games in RIO over the summer say that they still haven’t been paid.  RIO organizers say it’s not their fault: they’re still waiting to be paid by sponsors.  Read on for more!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rio-olympics-workers-paid_us_5818ccace4b064e1b4b50054#-/web/objects/537068334-1478118012792-trackingCode-9FOo2g8Bhi7UzgkFylSuGKXRsS7I4IQO2BBfBJ7TEk6SLuJYrtTKUC8avB/EIR9R-articleId-376402413-vv-be7b1950-10fe-4b09-81e4-5bb44e20f1e5