Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine
Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.

World Cup winner sold medal to buy cocaine

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.

Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills
Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills

The state government of Rio de Janeiro, which is feverishly preparing for next year`s Olympic Games, has failed to pay its phone and Internet bills, triggering a cutoff in service, the phone company responsible said on Friday.

Michael Phelps glad to be back after 100m butterfly win
Michael Phelps glad to be back after 100m butterfly win

Michael Phelps won the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Pro Series meeting on Thursday, a first step on the road to redemption and, he hopes, Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Thousands of dead fish foul Rio rowing venue
Thousands of dead fish foul Rio rowing venue

 Thousands of dead fish have washed up over the past week in a lagoon in Rio de Janeiro that will host rowing and canoeing events at next year`s Olympic Games.

Brazil demonstrators demand end to police violence

Demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro took to the famous sands of Copacabana on Sunday to protest the death of boy who was killed in the crossfire during a police gunfight in a favela.

Rio De Janeiro mayor says Olympic Park on schedule despite firm's finances
Rio De Janeiro mayor says Olympic Park on schedule despite firm's finances

Work on the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil is on schedule and will not be affected by layoffs at the company building it, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said on Thursday.

Germany`s World Cup hangover concerns coach Joachim Loew
Germany`s World Cup hangover concerns coach Joachim Loew

Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as Germany`s Brazil 2014 hangover continues.

Fluminense name Ricardo Drubscky as new coach
Fluminense name Ricardo Drubscky as new coach

Brazilian football club Fluminense has named Ricardo Drubscky as its new coach, less than a day after sacking Cristovao Borges.

Olympics: 500 days and counting, Rio races to be ready
Olympics: 500 days and counting, Rio races to be ready

In Tuesday marking 500 days to go before it stages South America`s first ever Olympic Games, Rio is straining at the leash to be ready -- but a key target of dealing with pollution in the bay hosting sailing events is floating out of reach.

Flamengo in bid for Colombia defender Pablo Armero
Flamengo in bid for Colombia defender Pablo Armero

Flamengo are in talks to sign Colombia international defender Pablo Armero, according to media reports.

Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 games
Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 games

Rio de Janeiro will stage 44 test events over the next 14 months as the country moves up a gear in its preparations to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organisers said on Wednesday.

Rio de Janerio golf course will be ready on time for Rio Olympics: Gil Hanse
Rio de Janerio golf course will be ready on time for Rio Olympics: Gil Hanse

The Rio de Janeiro golf course for next year`s Olympic Games will be ready for the start of competition in just under 18 months` time, according to designer Gil Hanse.

Water pollution tricky issue for Rio de Janerio Olympic Games
Water pollution tricky issue for Rio de Janerio Olympic Games

With the Olympic Games just 17 months away, the Rio de Janeiro authorities in Brazil are under pressure to clean the polluted Olympic sailing venue Guanabara Bay.

Prost-Senna rivalry revived in Brazil Stock Car series
Prost-Senna rivalry revived in Brazil Stock Car series

More than 25 years have passed since the names Prost and Senna shared one of Formula One's most celebrated intra-team rivalries at McLaren -- the partnership is now set to resume on March 22 in the first round of Brazil's 2015 Stock Car Series in Goiania, in Brazil.

Brazil's Petrobras graft probe expanded to top politicians

An investigation into what prosecutors call the biggest corruption scandal ever uncovered in Brazil won Supreme Court approval to expand to dozens of top politicians for alleged ties to a kickback scheme at the state-run energy company.

Rio`s 450th birthday bash is a piece of cake

Rio de Janeiro showed Sunday that partying really is a piece of cake, as residents tucked into a monster birthday confection to mark the Brazilian city`s 450th anniversary.

 IOC approves Tokyo 2020 venue changes
IOC approves Tokyo 2020 venue changes

The International Olympic Committee executive board on Friday gave the greenlight to organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Games to move three competition venues as part of a plan to trim more than $1 billion from the budget.

Rio considering two Olympic flames during 2016 Games
Rio considering two Olympic flames during 2016 Games

Rio de Janeiro could have two Olympic flames burning simultaneously at two different venues, officials in the Brazilian city said.

IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations
IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the state of preparations for South America's first Olympic Games to be staged in Rio de Janeiro next year.