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New public transportation system should help rejuvenate Acapulco | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

New public transportation system should help rejuvenate Acapulco | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Several developments connected to public transportation are an integral part of Acapulco’s ongoing efforts to modernize and rejuvenate itself as a tourist d
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Rio Olympics: who are the real winners and losers?

Rio Olympics: who are the real winners and losers? | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Special report: With just weeks to go until the start of the Games is it possible to assess exactly how this city of more than 6 million has really been impacted – for good and bad – by the awarding of the Olympics? Jonathan Watts and Bruce Douglas visit five key sections of the city to assess the event’s likely legacy, and hear tales of corruption, hope and claims of thousands of families displaced
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How the Olympic Village Will Feed Favelas

How the Olympic Village Will Feed Favelas | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Celebrity chefs are piloting a program to donate surplus food to local communities during the competition in Rio de Janeiro.
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Can Brazil Make its Olympic Games Safe?

Can Brazil Make its Olympic Games Safe? | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Australia’s Olympic leaders tell Brazil to increase security after one of its athletes was robbed at gunpoint.
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A brighter future: Can tourism help rebuild East Timor? - BBC News

A brighter future: Can tourism help rebuild East Timor? - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
East Timor is counting on tourism to give a boost to its economy and hoping some of the nation's darkest days will become part of a brighter future.
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France: Fear, Faith and Football

France: Fear, Faith and Football | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
As a stadium that has witnessed triumph and tragedy prepares to host Euro 2016, can the beautiful game unite France once again?
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Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey: Too scary for tourists

Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey: Too scary for tourists | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Many countries have become too frightening for tourists due to terrorism concerns, including Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey.
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Should the Olympics Be Postponed Because of Zika?

Should the Olympics Be Postponed Because of Zika? | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The upcoming 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro have sparked a debate about how much risk is too much.
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How Brexit will affect British tourism

How Brexit will affect British tourism | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Overseas holidays are important: that is clear from all that has been claimed and counter-claimed in the EU referendum debate. But far less attention has been paid to the effects of a vote to leave the European Union on the domestic travel industry. 
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OPINION: The white tourist’s burden

OPINION: The white tourist’s burden | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex
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Rio 2016 Olympics: 100 days to go

Rio 2016 Olympics: 100 days to go | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
With 100 days until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, host Brazil is unraveling fast -- largely overshadowing the arrival of sport's biggest showpiece.
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Olympics could spark 'full blown global health disaster'

Olympics could spark 'full blown global health disaster' | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could spark a “full-blown public health disaster”, doctors have warned.

Since the Zika virus was first identified in Brazil in May 2015, the disease's spread through Latin America has been declared a health emergency by the World Health Organisation and the number of suspected cases in Rio is the highest of any state in the country.
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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, May 13, 8:47 AM
The spotlight is certainly on Brazil- Perhaps not how they envisioned it.  Zika started with one guy, and is plaguing Brazil, especially in the favelas of Rio.  And all this, combined with the displacement of Rios poor, has highlighed the problems associated Rio at a social and political level- Which has, in turn, highlighted the issue with the current president! 
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Balearic Islands consider banning tourist cars to avoid summer gridlock

Balearic Islands consider banning tourist cars to avoid summer gridlock | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Officials say they may stop people arriving in smaller islands by car as region prepares to recieve record number of visitors
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Boxing in Nigeria: A life of hard knocks for the poor

Boxing in Nigeria: A life of hard knocks for the poor | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
For ethnic Hausa, the traditional form of boxing known as dambe is more than a sport - it is part of their identity.
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Watch from the air as Rio build its 2016 Summer Olympic sites

Watch from the air as Rio build its 2016 Summer Olympic sites | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Since Rio de Janeiro won the bid for the 2016 Olympics in 2009, various areas in the city and nationwide in Brazil have been rebuilt to accommodate the venues.
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Rio mayor Eduardo Paes: 'The Olympics are a missed opportunity for Brazil'

Rio mayor Eduardo Paes: 'The Olympics are a missed opportunity for Brazil' | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From the Zika epidemic to a collapsing cycle path, the build-up to the 2016 Olympic Games has been dogged by controversy – but the host city’s mayor says criticisms of the way Rio has invested its Olympic funds are ‘crazy’
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Olympic exclusion zone: the gentrification of a Rio favela

Olympic exclusion zone: the gentrification of a Rio favela | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Residents of Babilônia complain they are being callously pushed out as the favela undergoes a rapid ‘upgrade’ ahead of this summer’s Olympics. Jo Griffin, who has been working there, hears the inside story of Rio’s gentrification project
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Refugees boost German cricket teams - BBC News

Refugees boost German cricket teams - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Germany's recent influx of migrants has led to an unexpected boom in cricket - a sport which is rarely played in the country.
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Meet The 2016 Olympics Refugee Team

Meet The 2016 Olympics Refugee Team | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
These are some of the most inspiring athletes coming to Rio.
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Tokyo Makes an Olympic Bet on Hydrogen Power

Tokyo Makes an Olympic Bet on Hydrogen Power | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The city is spending big money to make fuel cells affordable. Is that the right way to cut carbon?
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Websites are selling fake Euro 2016 tickets - here's what you need to look out for

Websites are selling fake Euro 2016 tickets - here's what you need to look out for | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Football fans could be turned away from matches after an investigation warned unauthorised websites are selling illegal Euro 2016 tickets. With five days to go until the start of the tournament, consumer group Which? has reported that tickets are being sold on unofficial secondary websites in breach of ticket restrictions and consumer law, leaving fans at risk of being turned away from the ground.
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Kick turn

Kick turn | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
More and more Americans like watching people kick round balls
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A Voyage to the End of the World

A Voyage to the End of the World | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The author takes a Lindblad National Geographic expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia Islands, and the Falklands—before climate change destroys them.
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Brazil Shouldn't Host The Olympic Games, Public Health Expert Warns

Brazil Shouldn't Host The Olympic Games, Public Health Expert Warns | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Would any country grappling with a serious infectious disease outbreak invite hundreds of thousands of international travelers to visit?
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Real Madrid hold off Barcelona for title of world’s richest football team

Real Madrid hold off Barcelona for title of world’s richest football team | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Real Madrid have been named, by Forbes, as the most valuable football team for the fourth year in a row
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Tourists on Mount Everest are causing avalanche fears

Tourists on Mount Everest are causing avalanche fears | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Excessive sightseeing helicopter flights over the upper reaches of Mount Everest are causing avalanche concerns.

A series of disasters have halted Everest expeditions for the last two years.
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