Usain Bolt wins Copacabana 100m

Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt won his first 100m of 2014 on Sunday in an exhibition race run on Rio`s iconic Copacabana beach, two years out from the 2016 Olympics.

Brazil opens Carnival arena to rival Argentines for World Cup

Brazil`s biggest city is throwing open the doors of its main Carnival arena to hordes of rival fans this weekend, as more than 70,000 Argentines arrive for a World Cup match on Tuesday.

Argentine fans invade enemy territory in Brazil

Argentina fans are sending out a confident message to bitter rivals Brazil by arriving en masse to the scene of the World Cup final even if it costs thousands of dollars for the privilege.

Federal police in Brazil threaten World Cup strike

Federal police in Brazil are threatening a nationwide strike during the monthlong World Cup if the government doesn`t increase their pay and improve working conditions.

Six police fired shots in Rio favela where dancer died

Six police said they opened fire in a Rio slum skirmish after which a well-known dancer was found dead, police said Saturday as they probe the incident that caused mass demos.

Rio violence does not threaten World Cup: FIFA

Deadly violence in Rio which saw tourist areas turned into battle grounds does not affect Brazil`s hosting of the World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said.

One dead as violent protests erupt in Rio

One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted near Rio`s famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil.

Bolt to race 150m on Rio de Janeiro`s famous Copacabana beach

The two-time reigning Olympic champion over 100 and 200m Usain Bolt would race in Rio de Janeiro`s famous Copacabana beach on Sunday

Nearly 700,000 attend gay pride parade in Rio

Organisers had hoped for nearly 1.5 million people at the 16th annual parade in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio’s Copacabana beach erupts at Olympic win

Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach erupted in joy after the Brazilian city won the vote to host the 2016 Olympic Games, bringing the world’s biggest sporting event to South America for the first time.

Rio’s Copacabana beach erupts at Olympic win

Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach erupted in joy after the Brazilian city won the vote to host the 2016 Olympic Games, bringing the world’s biggest sporting event to South America for the first time.