Tag - Olympics

Inside Gardenia Azul

  Today we spent several hours in a community in Rio that is similar to Rocinha, Gardenia Azul. Arthur and I were there to interview a family and were permitted to get footage of the community. We were welcomed into the homes and were treated...

Christ the Redeemer

Today we went to one of the seven wonders of the modern world: Christ the Redeemer. The view from the top of the mountain where the Christ sits is incredible. From the top of the mountain you can see the entire city of Rio. However, today there was...

Lagoa do Marapendi

Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, our folks in Rio, submitted these photos of Lagoa do Marapendi in Rio de Janerio. For the latest from Rio and for great Olympic-related content provided by the talented members of the Augusta University...

The Favelas: In pictures

  No coverage of Rio de Janeiro would be complete without an examination of the favelas, or slums. On August 17, Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher explored Rocinha, the largest slum in South America. Each blogged about the experience. Read...

Rio through an Olympian’s eyes

Olympian and Augusta University alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu shares his impressions of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilians he’s met and the Brazilian food he’s been able to eat while there. For the latest from Rio and for great Olympic-related...

Pardon describes Rio race preparation

Pardon Ndhlovu, Olympian and Augusta University alumnus, talks about race preparations ahead of Sunday’s Olympic marathon. For the latest from Rio and for great Olympic-related content provided by the talented members of the Augusta University...

Different worlds

The first time I went to a “favela,” or slums, I was with my dad. As we drove through the dirt roads, I saw people peeking through the windows, looking at us with mistrust. That feeling was replaced by joy when they saw we had a trunk full of toys...

The Favelas: My experience

  When I was living in New York City, I came across a mural on Coney Island that I really liked. It read: “The day before Easter and the day after Labor Day – people still live here. People die here. People love here.” The same could be said...

The latest from our Jags in Rio

By now you’ve probably seen the photo of Pardon Ndhlovu and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Thanks to Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, the two Augusta University correspondents we sent to Rio to cover the Pardon’s Olympic...

Friends in 10 minutes 

One of the most fascinating things about Brazilian people is how much you can learn about them, us, in about 10 minutes. That’s all it takes for you to get close to somebody and, in some cases, even make a new friend. There’s a great chance I made a...

I said I would never use a selfie stick

This morning, I was sitting in the living room watching live coverage of the Olympics and eating a breakfast of cold pepperoni pizza. Arthur walked into the room and we discussed our plans for the day. These plans included a selfie stick. When...

Our Jags in Rio show off their apartment

Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher take you on a tour of their apartment in Rio de Janeiro and discuss the differences between U.S. and Brazilian homes. For the latest from Rio and for great Olympic-related content provided by the talented members...

Pardon talks about meeting other Olympians

Augusta University alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu gives us the inside story on who he’s met, who he’d like to meet and how he got that photo with the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. For the latest from Rio and for great Olympic-related...

Pardon talks about life in the Olympic Village

Augusta University alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu shares his experiences living in the Olympic Village at the 2016 Rio Games. For the latest from Rio and for great Olympic-related content provided by the talented members of the Augusta University community...

Through Pardon’s eyes

Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, our folks in Rio, spent some time today with Augusta University alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu, who competes Sunday in the marathon. The three watched some Olympic events on TV while Pardon shared stories — and...

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