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The former head of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), Ireland’s Patrick Hickey, has left prison in Rio de Janeiro.
Can Dilma Rousseff avoid impeachment or will Brazil’s first female president be the first to be deposed? A final vote will decide her fate. DW’s Astrid Prange reports from Rio de Janeiro.
Two years after the 7-1 World Cup demolition that is one of the lowest points of their football history, Brazil have a chance to exact a measure of revenge on Germany after both sides won their semifinals on Wednesday.
Germany 2 – 0 Nigeria
In Egypt, the national football team has always monopolised the spotlight of the country’s sports scene, supported and cheered for by the population and officials. This year, and especially with the Rio Olympics taking the sports world by storm, the spotlight has started to shine on other team sports, specifically handball. Winning the 2016 African …
After two days of disappointment on the mat for Brazil, the host nation have picked up their first gold. Rafaela Silva, who grew up in Brazil’s largest favela, claimed victory in the 57kg judo division.
There are 11,360 players participating in the ongoing Olympic Games, competing in 28 sports. Brazil dedicated about 47,000 police officers and 38,000 soldiers to be stationed at the events in order to guarantee the safety of 500,000 visitors who came to witness the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro witnessed a magnificent opening …
Can Brazil, through this year’s Olympic Games, leave behind its worst political, economic, and social crisis in decades
Brazilian exports to the Arab world amounted to $5.24bn in the first half of 2016
After the decision not to impose a general ban on Russian athletes from competing at the Olympics in Brazil, IOC President Thomas Bach has faced widespread criticism. In Russia, though, the news was greeted with relief.
A report into allegations of state-sponsored Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is to be published in Toronto. Draft requests to ban Russia from Rio have already circulated, prompting separate criticism.
The Munduruku indigenous people are resisting hydroelectric dams on the Tapajós River, a major Amazon tributary. The hydropower, touted as green, would destroy forests – and could even increase greenhouse gas emissions.
Expect flashmobs during the Olympic Games, but possibly not much more. Amidst government turmoil in Brazil, Rio’s schedule of Olympic culture events has been drastically slashed, reports Donna Bowater.
Eight months after a mining dam collapsed in southeastern Brazil, the 1.6 million people living along the Doce River are still struggling not only with health risks, but also with a crisis of public confidence.
Brazil’s top court has frozen millions of dollars in WhatsApp’s funds. The company is accused of obstructing a federal investigation related to drug trafficking.
Under the new government, Brazil is abandoning plans to accept more Syrian refugees. Some fear the move will complicate the lives of the 2,200 Syrians who have already come. Bruce Douglas reports from Rio de Janeiro.
A jaguar used as part of the Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil has been shot and killed after escaping. The Olympic Committee said it was “very unhappy” about the tragic shooting
Russia is pleading to have its athletics suspension overturned so it can compete at the Olympic Games in Brazil.
After a dismal performance at the Copa America, the Brazilian national team have promptly given Carlos Dunga the sack. There was no immediate word about who would take over and lead the team into the Summer Olympics.
Brazilian striker Neymar has been accused of concealing the true cost of his 2013 transfer deal from Brazil’s Santo to FC Barcelona. If the case comes to trial he will follow Lionel Messi into court.
In Brazil’s political crisis anything seems possible these days. How long will Vice-President Temer cling to his post? Will there be early elections? Even a comeback of President Rousseff could happen.
The younger brother of one of the Brussels suicide bombers will compete for Belgium at the Olympic Games in Brazil after winning gold at the European Taekwondo Championships.
Campaigners have claimed the Brazilian national development bank is lending money to damaging foreign projects without proper due diligence. Donna Bowater reports from Rio de Janeiro.
Accusations against former president Lula da Silva in Brazil’s corruption probe have mobilized the ruling party, yet embattled President Dilma Rousseff remains out in the cold. Donna Bowater reports from Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil and Egypt continue to enjoy strong trade relations, a resounding demonstration of the countries’ strategic partnership. It is a relationship that stems back as far as 1924 when bilateral relations between Egypt and Brazil began. Over the years, the countries have enjoyed friendly ties and struck agreements on many important global issues, particularly in …
Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro has a lot to do before hosting the Summer Games, including overcoming economic crisis and cleaning up its harbor. Eight months before the Games begin, here’s a progress report.
A Brazilian court has accused international football star, Neymar, of evading millions of dollars in taxes. Now the Barcelona forward could face fines worth even more than that.