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The Rio Olympic carnival kicks into action this week, but last year Brazil saw competitors gathering for a very different festival of sport
While all eyes are on the world’s best athletes in Rio this summer, Geographical looks at the equally competitive, if slightly older, veterans still competing well into their old age
Korea, insular and little-known to the Western world, was once dubbed the Hermit Kingdom. Today, given South Korea’s remarkable economic growth, it has earned another name – the land of miracles. Simon Winchester trekked the country hosting the Olympic Games
In the run up to the Rio Olympics, the legacy of the £6billion 2004 Athens Olympics has been laid bare in these revealing images
Tony Foster is a watercolour painter, explorer, and RGS-IBG Fellow
Leng Ouch is an investigative reporter and activist. He spent many months undercover to expose the illegal logging taking place in Cambodia’s forests and is a recipient of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize
This month, when the competitors of the 2016 Rio Olympics complete their opening ceremony laps of the Maracanã stadium, they will be joined by a small group walking without a national flag – refugee athletes set to make history on…
As the Rio Games draw nearer, Geographical visits the makeshift Kenyan training camp playing home to the Refugee Olympic Team’s track stars
The commonly held view of Lake Victoria as the source of the world’s longest river isn’t as clear cut as many would believe. Renowned explorer, author and philanthropist, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, sets out a case for looking further afield
Increased air travel is transporting yellow fever to Asia, as the first ever cases are diagnosed in China
For geography teacher and adventurer Fearghal O’Nuallain, it took local knowledge and an acceptance of the unknown to make it along Bolivia’s 200-mile river in one piece
Zimbabwe prints more money, prompting fears of a return to the hyperinflation of the country’s past
Martine Croxall is a journalist, broadcaster and one of the main presenters for BBC News. She also hosts the channel’s The Papers programme and presents the RGS-IBG’s Discovering People evenings
The number of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced people in the world hits a new record high of 65.3 million people – with over half of global refugees coming from just three countries
Olive oil soap from Crete was once the toast of the Mediterranean. Entrepreneurial, nature-loving Cretans are now taking the island’s soap-making tradition to new levels
Latin America and the Caribbean experience the highest levels of inequality in the world – however, the rate is falling. Yet there is considerable progress required to get other Sustainable Development Goals on track before 2030
As popularity of quinoa has escalated in recent years, so too has the price. New research explores the impact this is having on traditional South American consumers
Prior to the recent unrest in the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the Lesser Caucasus, writer and filmmaker Frank Middleton encountered first-hand the intricate negotiations involved in simply going for a walk

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