The Olympic cycling road races in Brazil next year will start and end in front of the fort on Rio de Janeiro`s world-famous Copacabana beach, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said Friday.
Swimmers and beach volleyball players will compete at midnight during the Rio 2016 Olympics, organizers have said.
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`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.
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 are threatening a nationwide strike during the monthlong World Cup if the government doesn`t increase their pay and improve working conditions.
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.
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 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.
The two-time reigning Olympic champion over 100 and 200m Usain Bolt would race in Rio de Janeiro`s famous Copacabana beach on Sunday
Organisers had hoped for nearly 1.5 million people at the 16th annual parade in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
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