Olympics

The Full Brazilian: Louis Vuitton comes to Rio for Cruise 2017

Louis Vuitton have opted to stage their latest Cruise fashion show in Rio de Janeiro - a decision announced last October, before presidential impeachment, the Zika virus and a collapsing currency plunged Brazil into turmoil. It forms a fascinating backdrop to the manoeuvres of a multi-billion pound corporation, says Alexander Fury

Emil Zátopek: The greatest Olympian who defied Russian tanks

Emil Zátopek was once the world's best loved athlete – many runners still consider him the greatest Olympic champion of all. But in 1968 his life took a turn for the worse. His brave stand against the Soviet tanks that invaded his native Czechoslovakia saw him fall foul of the Communist authorities – and vanish from public life. Today, he is all but forgotten. And yet, argues Richard Askwith, his story is as relevant today as it has ever been

Brazil: André Liohn documents a country in chronic disorder

Never mind the Copacabana and Carnival hedonism: after returning home to Brazil, the war photographer André Liohn found a society on the edge, caught between gang violence and police brutality. Could this summer's Olympics provide some respite?

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