Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka
Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio de Janeiro is making "very good progress" catching up with delays in preparations for the 2016 Olympics, top IOC member Sergey Bubka said Friday.

World Cup poised for troubled kick-off

Brazil`s President Dilma Roussef vowed that her country is ready to host the most trouble-plagued World Cup in history from Thursday as she confronted public anger at the multi-billion-dollar price tag.

US shared Brazil data with allies, companies: Rousseff

"Everything indicates" that the fruits of the US government`s electronic spying in Brazil were shared with friendly governments and even with private companies, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday.

World Cup stadium to be opened

The Arena Castelao in the north-eastern city here is to be officially opened Sunday.