World Cup organisers will today attempt to allay fears about security and escalating accommodation and travel prices at next summer's tournament. Representatives from Fifa and the Brazilian government will ...
2016 Olympics: August 5-21
Paralympics: September 7-18.
City: Rio de Janeiro, capital of Brazil until 1960.
Population: 6-7 million (centrally) and 10-13 million for metropolitan area.
Weather: Average ...
Slum dwellers say thousands forced out of their homes to make way for building projects for tournament and 2016 Olympics The World Cup and the Olympics are being used as a pretext for "social cleansing" as tens of thousands of ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
Brazil. Carnival is the grandest holiday in Brazil, annually drawing millions in raucous celebrations culminating on Fat Tuesday before the start of the Catholic season of Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday. Police strikes in Salvador and Rio de Janiero ... FULL ARTICLE AT Yahoo! Sports
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host city of the Games will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as announced at the 121st IOC Session (which is also the 13th Olympic Congress) held in Copenhagen,... Full Article At Wikipedia.org