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Blackburn grabs discus victory in Florida

...The meet was the first step of the 2012 Air Force graduate's 18-month stint in the World Class Athletes Program, which she is using to help her qualify for the summer Olympic games, to be held next year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
SoHi graduate Blackburn takes step forward in her Olympic dream

...for 18 months. After that, Blackburn is hoping for a spot on the U.S. squad at the 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.If the process hadn't worked out, Blackburn said her game plan would have been to stay in Hawaii for...
Colorful, flavorful, exciting Brazilian cooking is hot, hot, hot

...enthusiasm for all things Brazilian will remain hot, hot, hot, even after the World Cup concludes on Sunday, July 13 in Rio de Janeiro, as Rio will serve as host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Find "The Art of Brazilian Cooking" at stores selling...
SoHi graduate Blackburn continues with throwing career

...athletic career as a javelin and discus thrower. It's all part of a long buildup to the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro."It's been a big learning experience," Blackburn said by phone from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam facility...
2014 travel hot spots: Sochi, Brazil, Berlin, Sarajevo

...cities in Brazil: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuaiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo. The most exotic destination, Manaus, a steamy city in the Amazon jungle, may also be...
Perils of Polly: It's Carnaval, with the accent on the last syllable

...Carnaval. Carnaval is the Catholic celebration of the beginning of Lent. The best known Carnaval celebration is in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil, but this little town would have to do for me. First thing I learned is that it's not just a carnival...
'Rio' might not soar, but it doesn't crash

...that Tulio arrives from Brazil, announcing that Blu is actually the last male of his kind and needs to come home to Rio de Janeiro in order to meet Jewel, the last female, and, well, you know. It takes a little convincing, but, in order to...
Buckle up for another 'Fast' ride

...super speedster. After the dramatic escape they engineer for Dom, Brian and Dom's sister, Mia, hotfoot it down to Rio de Janeiro to hide out. We know we're in Rio because we're treated to at least five scenic fly-overs of the giant statue...
Gala Opening: 7th Annual Homer Film Festival

...Muniz, a Brooklyn, N.Y., artist who goes back to his native Brazil to create art with the garbage scavengers of Rio de Janeiro. Every film festival director Sutton talked to recommended "Wasteland." "They said this is just a fascinating...
Sports Briefs

...other world records since then. That includes setting the mark for the 50-meter freestyle of 24.39 last month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Area teams fare well in Kenai softball A pair of local teams fared well at the Kenai Golf Classic softball...


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