Rio de Janeiro

Brazil beat Colombia in Chape benefit game

Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a benefit match for the families of those killed in the Chapecoense air disaster but Wednesday's game in Rio de Janeiro was marred by a disappointing turnout.

February 26, 2017
February 26, 2017

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride

Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta.

January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017

Brazil beat Colombia in Chape benefit game

Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a benefit match for the families of those killed in the Chapecoense air disaster but Wednesday's game in Rio de Janeiro was marred by a disappointing turnout.

December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016

Brazil to meet Colombia in Chape benefit game

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced a benefit game between Brazil and Colombia on Jan. 25, the same day Chapecoense play their first game since the air crash that prompted the friendly.

December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.

November 29, 2016
November 29, 2016

‘Corruption case a complication for Neymar’

A Spanish corruption case surrounding Neymar's transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 is certain to influence the Brazil forward's form, national team coach Tite said on Monday.

November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016

Police fire on Inter fans as relegation looms

Brazilian police fired percussion grenades at rioting Internacional fans on Thursday after a 1-1 draw at home to Ponte Preta left the Porto Alegre club in danger of relegation for the first time in their history.

November 17, 2016
November 17, 2016

Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country.

October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016

Obama says Olympic host decisions a little 'cooked'

President Barack Obama has suggested that decisions on who hosts the Olympics are corrupt, in a wide-ranging interview that touched on Chicago's failed 2016 bid.

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016

Rio's faux pas sparks cross-border food fight

Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has unwittingly sparked a cross-border food fight after suggesting that a rice dish

September 18, 2016
September 18, 2016

Rio Paralympics stages final show

Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist.