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Four Rio police arrested over favela rape allegations

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 01:46

Four police officers in Rio de Janeiro were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the rapes of three women in a favela in the north of the Brazilian city.

Rio unveils Olympic test event calendar

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 09:41

All but two of the 45 test events for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be held within a year of the Games` opening ceremony, the local organising committee said.

Brazil police launch probe as shooting video emerges

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 08:04

Brazilian police have launched a probe following the release of a video purportedly showing elite officers shooting a man who had apparently turned himself in.

Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra and Gopichand to select Olympic medal hopes

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:37

With an aim to increase India`s medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others.

Bolt will be back on track in Glasgow

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:21

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is set to return to the tracks next month after injury concerns slowed his return this season.

Former Brazil defender attacked by fan

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:50

Former Brazil defender Andre Santos was assaulted by a fan after his team Flamengo lost 4-0 to Internacional.

World Champions Germany return to top of FIFA`s rankings

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:40

Germany`s charge to claim Sunday`s World Cup title has seen them return to the top of FIFA`s world rankings for the first time in around 20 years.

Argentina playing safe for the greatest prize in the world

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:29

How well Argentina defend against Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup will decide the final match.

FIFA warning to Nigeria over government interference

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:21

FIFA has expressed "great concern" at the Nigerian government`s decision to appoint a sole administrator for the country`s football federation.

Match-fixer denies predicting World Cup result

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:08

A convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup football match.

Federations probed over illegal World Cup ticket sales

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:47

Brazilian authorities investigated whether members of the Brazilian, Argentine and Spanish football federations were involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets after police dismantled a scalping gang.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil vs Colombia - Preview

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 10:27

Brazil are under intense pressure to breathe life into their World Cup campaign and produce a performance worthy of champions when they face Colombia and their free-scoring midfielder James Rodriguez in Friday`s quarter-final.