23 May 2010: While the Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo is usually more a competition of Brazilian importance, there were a couple of highlights of international interest this year.Dwain Chambers made a rare outing on the circuit and opened his season with a run of 10.11 seconds in the 100m. ...more
23 May 2010: Phillips Idowu leapt 17.48 metres to win the triple jump at the Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo meeting in Rio de Janeiro today. The 31-year-old's jump – the longest in the world this season – was one centimetre further than Cuba's Alexis Copello managed at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting, in Doha this month. Copello was second todayyesterday with 17.31m. ...more
23 may 2010: Rio de Janeiro - Depois de oito anos, o Rio de Janeiro voltou a ser sede do principal Meeting do atletismo na América Latina. Foi na manhã deste domingo, no Estádio Olímpico João Havelange (Engenhão), foi o palco do 26º Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo, realizado de 2002 a 2009 em Belém. ...more
23 May, 2010: Phillips Idowu sets a world-leading mark of 17.48m at the IAAF World Challenge in Rio de Janeiro. AFTER an inconsistent indoor season, world champion Phillips Idowu opened his outdoor campaign with a very promising performance at the IAAF World Challenge in Rio de Janeiro on May 23. ...more
23 May 2010: RIO DE JANEIRO: Mike Rodgers of the United States won the 100 meters at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, edging Britain's Dwain Chambers. ...more
Manaus - Quatro Meetings Internacionais que vão compor o "Brazilian Athletics Tour-2010", no próximo mês de maio, confirmou, nesta quarta-feira (7), a Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo: ...more
Manaus - Com grande satisfação, a Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo recebeu na tarde desta quinta-feira (8) telefonema da Assessoria da Governadora do Pará, Ana Júlia Carepa, de que Belém será, mais uma vez, sede de um Grande Prêmio de Atletismo este ano. ...more
The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries, from 1763 to 1815 during the Portuguese colonial era, 1815 to 1821 as the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves, and from 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation. Rio is nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa or "The Marvelous City." It is considered a Beta World City.
Rio has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) according to the Köppen climate classification and is often characterized by long periods of rain from December to March. The temperature occasionally reaches over 40 °C (104 °F) in inland areas of the city, and maximum temperatures above 30 °C (86 °F) occur on a monthly basis. In the main tourist areas (south side, where the beaches are located), the temperature is moderated by the cool sea-breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.