To say so risks exuding that air of western superiority that the British Olympic Association are so keen to guard against, but can you imagine the reaction if it had happened in London?
'Let's hope they don't go onto two blokes sat, er, next to each other,' says sports presenter Paul Hand as couples kiss
The crowd erupts into cheers for Mr Anis as he is introduced ahead of the race
Away from the restaurants of Brazil, the streets brim with some of the best food the country is so well-known for
The games only began on Friday evening...
Kidnappers threatened to decapitate Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law and send her head home ‘in a shopping bag’
Despite his celebrity waiting list the surgeon operated on poorer Brazilians for free
The protests come during a time of significant economic and political strife in Brazil
Next week a press conference will be called because a Russian swimmer has been found to have blood that makes him 40 per cent human and 60 per cent jet-ski
It is the latest in a number of incidents surrounding the torch relay
From black bean feijoada to slowly barbecuing meat and fish, Brazilian cuisine is hearty, flavoursome and full of colour
The food of the Olympics host city, Rio de Janeiro, is traditional, yet innovative. Brazilian chef Thiago Castanho explores the best of his country’s offerings
Aparecida Schunck was taken more than a week ago and held on a £28m ransom
Meet 'Master Manel' – who hopes teaching the Brazillian martial art in one of the city's most notorious favelas will help young people feel connected ahead of the olympics
Pavao planned to use explosives to blow a hole in the wall of the prison to escape his luxurious cell
Lula and five others are accused of trying to buy the silence of a former Petrobras director