Message for U.S. Citizens: Airport Conditions on August 22

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro informs U.S. citizens that local airport authorities advise passengers departing on Monday, August 22, 2016 from the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (airport code GIG), also known as Galeão, to arrive six hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights. With the end of the Summer ...
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U.S. Mission Brazil “Sports For All” Poster Show

Mission Brazil’s Sports For All poster show highlights U.S. participation in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, demonstrating the powerful role sports play in bringing nations together to celebrate friendship and the shared values of respect and courage. These athletes inspire the world with their determination and skills. Click here to view our poster show.
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President Obama Announces a Presidential Delegation to Attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2016  President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Taxi Strikes near Olympic Venues on August 12, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that Rio de Janeiro’s local taxi drivers are protesting the use of ride sharing program UBER. The strike will take place the morning of Friday, August 12th in immediate vicinity of the Olympic Park. In past, these demonstrations have been peaceful. Previously, taxi drivers have conducted strikes during ...
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ACCESS students from Juiz de Fora travel to Belo Horizonte to cheer for the U.S Women’s Soccer Team during the Olympic Games

Recipients of a micro scholarship for this English-language program at ACBEU Juiz de Fora watched Team USA 1 to 0 victory at Mineirão stadium Seventeen students from the city of Juiz de Fora were at Mineirão stadium last Saturday (August 6) cheering for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in the match against France during the ...
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Interview With Craig Melvin on NBC’s TODAY Show

Interview John Kerry Secretary of State Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 6, 2016 Question: Secretary of State John Kerry attended the opening ceremony last night, his first in person. He is leading the U.S. delegation here at the games, joined by nine-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz who’s a part of the delegation ...
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Meeting With Olympic Athletes From Team USA

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Naval Academy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Secretary Kerry: I don’t want to temper this energy at all, but I want to say how proud we are of all of you just for getting here, being here and representing the United States of America. And so many of you I’ve ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC Secretary Kerry will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from August 3-4, for bilateral meetings, and to Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil, from August 5-6, to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. ...
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Olympics-Paralympics Information

The Olympic Games will take place in Brazil from August 5 to August 21 and the Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 to September 18, 2016.  The majority of events will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro; soccer matches will take place in five other Brazilian cities in addition to ...
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Ambassador Ayalde Welcomes, in video, Americans coming to the 2016 Olympics & Paralympics

Brasília, June 9, 2016 – To mark the final two months leading up to the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as part of U.S. Mission Brazil’s #USinRio campaign to prepare U.S. citizens for travel to Rio de Janeiro, we are pleased to present a welcome message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde with ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Resources for the Olympics/Paralympics 2016

With just two months until the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the U.S. Mission to Brazil is helping U.S. citizens prepare for a safe and successful stay in Rio de Janeiro and throughout Brazil.  We invite you to explore and share the following resources containing essential travel information for visitors and residents: ...
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Olympic moments: overcoming limits!

The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. Every athlete strives to overcome their own limits, but it is Olympic history that is most full of athletes who have accomplished truly extraordinary mental and physical feats. U.S. gymnast Kerri Strug is one example. In the 1996 Atlanta Games, Strug fell when ...
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Remarks by the First Lady at 2016 Olympics 100 Days Out Countdown

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release Times Square New York, New York 12:18 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA:  Hi, everybody.  Good morning — or afternoon  — or wherever we are.  (Laughter.)  Hello.  Thank you so much for joining us as we start the 100 Day Countdown to the thrilling moment when ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil marks 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games with launch of #USinRio campaign

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On April 26, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde officially launched the #USinRio campaign at a U.S. Consulate reception to commemorate 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  #USinRio will help U.S. citizens prepare for travel to Brazil for the Games. The campaign ...
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Olympics 2016

The 2016 Olympics kicks off in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016. The event will draw tens of thousands of Olympic fans to Brazil for the competition. The games will be played mainly in Rio de Janeiro but also in a few other Brazilian cities around the country. If you are one of the U.S. citizens traveling to ...
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