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Competitors line up before dawn on the beach in Tenby, Wales, before the start of the Wales Ironman earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Ricky Hicks and Gary Evans scanned the list, searching for their names. Hicks spotted his first: No 647. It took Evans longer. No surprise, really – E(...)

Brazilian soldiers patrol at Copacabana beach. Photograph:  Carl De Souza /AFP/Getty Images

It is another glorious winter morning in Rio de Janeiro and though only 8am, the mercury has already zipped past 20 degrees, and the few clouds in the(...)

João Gilberto circa 1960. A recent announcement of his death, on Twitter, turned out to be exaggerated. Photograph: Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Last month it was announced on Facebook that the Brazilian bossanovista João Gilberto had died. The singer and virtuoso guitarist had collapsed at his(...)

Ryan Lochte (above) and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early on Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings, the U.S. Olympic Committee said.  Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers have been robbed at gunpoint by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their (...)

 The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio last night. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Rio de Janeiro got South America’s first ever Olympic Games off to a happy start last night with an opening ceremony that was as colourful and efficie(...)

Weekend in . . . Rio de Janeiro
  • Travel
  • October 17, 2015, 05:00

For decades, Rio de Janeiro has evoked a distant fantasyland of skimpy bathing suits and Carnival spectacle wedged between the sea and a riotous up(...)

A view of the water from La Mar Bella beach. Lourdes Segade
Weekend in Barcelona

So many travel articles extolling the cultural and gastronomic attractions of Barcelona close with something along the lines of: “And you have the (...)