Construction halted at Rio 2016 venues
Construction halted at Rio 2016 venues

 Construction was halted at some Rio 2016 Olympic venues as workers went on strike over a salary dispute.

AFC would back any China World Cup bid: Alex Soosay
AFC would back any China World Cup bid: Alex Soosay

China`s hopes of one day hosting a World Cup would receive the full backing of Asia`s governing body more than 25 years after the idea was first mooted, according to AFC general secretary Alex Soosay.

''Pope'' Blatter likely to ride out latest FIFA storm
''Pope'' Blatter likely to ride out latest FIFA storm

Teflon-coated Sepp Blatter has survived plenty of crises during his 16 years as FIFA president and although the current one over the Garcia corruption report takes world soccer`s governing body into uncharted waters, he is very likely to come through it too.

Sepp Blatter to decide before June whether to run again

Sepp Blatter will make a decision on whether to run for a fifth term as FIFA president before this year`s Congress in Sao Paulo in June, the Swiss said on Thursday.

I am powerless to punish Havelange, says FIFA chief Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted that he is innocent of any wrongdoing as world football`s governing body finds itself embroiled in a new scandal.

Report reveals FIFA officials received huge amounts in bribes

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange and executive committee member Ricardo Teixeira were paid large sums in bribes, a report has revealed.

Former FIFA president Havelange admitted to ICU

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has been admitted to an intensive care unit with heart and breathing problems.

Hospital says Havelange still in serious condition

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has entered his second week in hospital and remains in a serious condition because of an infection in his right ankle.

Havelange has serious bacterial infection

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has a serious bacterial infection, the Rio de Janeiro hospital where he is being treated said in a statement on Tuesday.

Havelange resigns from IOC: Reports

Joao Havelange has resigned from the International Olympic Committee days before an ethics hearing into his conduct.