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Brazil ups military deployments in Copacabana

The Brazilian government has authorised deployment of military troops in the neighbourhood of Copacabana and areas where fans will gather during the Olympic Games.

Aug 09, 2016, 14:55 PM IST

Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said.

Apr 28, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

Vanquished Brazil struggles to stomach Argentine soccer horde

People in the tourist mecca of Rio de Janeiro are used to just about everything.

Jul 11, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

Brazilians cry and curse at World Cup humiliation

Brazilians cried, cursed their president and covered their faces in shame after their beloved football team`s humiliating 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals Tuesday.

Jul 09, 2014, 04:44 AM IST

Brazil ambassador warns Brit football hooligans of 1,50,000-strong army in World Cup

London: Brazil ambassador has reportedly warned London that England football hooligans who make it to the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil will face a 1,50,000-strong army of armed police and soldiers.

Mar 23, 2014, 16:34 PM IST

Bolt `focused` on Rio 150m sprint

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has vowed to push himself to the limit during Sunday`s 150m exhibition event on Rio`s Copabacana beach.

Mar 30, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

Usain Bolt to race on Copacabana beach

Six-time Olympic Games gold medal-winner Usain Bolt will sprint a unique 150m race on a revamped Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 31 2013.

Feb 22, 2013, 16:18 PM IST