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.

IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016
IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said he is "very satisfied" with Rio de Janeiro`s preparations to host South America’s first Olympic games in 2016.

Rio's dirty water again an issue ahead of IOC meeting
Rio's dirty water again an issue ahead of IOC meeting

International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016, the state`s governor said on Monday.

Carnival parades begin at Rio's Sambadrome, despite deluge

The show went at the world's most-celebrated Carnival parades, despite a tropical deluge that soaked thousands of feather-clad dancers, wildly costumed musicians and masses of spectators at Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome.

Olympics: Rafael Nadal surprised at Brazil hardcourt choice for 2016
Olympics: Rafael Nadal surprised at Brazil hardcourt choice for 2016

Multiple grand slam champion and 2008 Olympic gold medallist Rafael Nadal expressed surprise Friday that the Rio Olympics tournament will be played on hardcourt and not clay.

Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha
Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha

 As yet another National Games progresses amid organisational lapses and controversies, legendary sprint queen P T Usha feels that the event has transformed into a carnival in which artists benefit more than sportspersons.

Overheated Brazil passengers open plan emergency exits

Brazilian news media say passengers trapped in a plane without air conditioning in the brutal heat of the southern hemisphere summer opened the emergency exit doors.

Brazil alert to Olympic risks after Paris attacks
Brazil alert to Olympic risks after Paris attacks

Brazil`s counter-terrorism chief said Thursday the attacks in Paris last week underscored the risks as his country prepares to stage South America`s first Olympic Games in Rio next year.