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2016 Rio Olympics: Hosts Brazil to deploy 38,000 military personnel during Games

2016 Rio Olympics: Hosts Brazil to deploy 38,000 military personnel during Games

The Rio Olympics will take place from August 5-21 and the Paralympics will be held from September 7-18.

Golf course aside, 2016 Rio Olympics preparations on track: Minister

Golf course aside, 2016 Rio Olympics preparations on track: Minister

Brazil`s outgoing Minister of Sport, Aldo Rebelo, says the 2016 Rio Olympics preparations were progressing well, while acknowledging "problems" surrounding the golf venue which have had ecologists up in arms.

World Cup security compared with Iraq, Afghanistan

Brazilian sports minister Aldo Rebelo admitted Tuesday the World Cup faced "serious" security problems -- but said the country would not be as dangerous as warzones like Iraq or Afghanistan.

Brazil to ban racist fans from World Cup

Football fans with a track record of racist abuse will be barred from entering Brazil during this year`s World Cup, the government announced.

Stadium debates rage as FIFA returns to Brazil

Heated debate on the cost of temporary World Cup stadium facilities saw lawmakers in the southern Brazilian state of Porto Alegre back a plan for tax incentives late Tuesday to pay for temporary stadium facilities.

Brazilian minister says imperial history will help England in Manaus

Brazil`s sports minister couldn`t resist making a playful joke at England`s expense on Tuesday regarding the weather in Manaus, where the Three Lions begin their World Cup campaign in what is set to be stifling heat.

Brazil minister sees no mass movement to halt World Cup

Mass protests against inequality are unlikely to disrupt the World Cup in Brazil, the country`s sports minister Aldo Rebelo said on Monday.

Brazil govt denies Cuiaba Cup problems

World Cup preparations are on target at the venue of Cuiaba, Brazilian sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said Monday, shrugging off reports an October fire had caused structural problems.

Brazil`s sports minister warns England fans of knife attacks, rape at World Cup 2014

Brazil`s Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has reportedly warned that England fans may expect being held at knife-points or raped on the streets during the World Cup 2014.

As draw looms, Brazil shrugs off Cup delays

Organisers were preparing on Wednesday for Friday`s World Cup draw in the knowledge that six of the 12 venues are running late.

`Protests won`t interfere with Confederations Cup`

Brazil will not allow anti-government protests to mar the Confederations Cup being hosted here, Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said.

Brazil lags 95 percent in 2014 Football World Cup work

A Brazilian government report has revealed just five percent of the country`s 2014 Football World Cup projects have been completed, implying nearly 95 percent work remains to be done.

Brazil could stage World Cup within "two months"

Brazil, plagued by delays and in-fighting could stage the event in two months` time if necessary, says the country`s sports minister.