Wednesday, September 19th 2012 - 10:03 UTC

Falklands’ badminton team off to the Brazilian International Cup

The badminton team in Stanley (Photo: Penguin News)

A team of four are currently emerged in a training camp preparing for competition in Sao Paulo next week.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012 - 06:23 UTC

Meet the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup: the Brazilian armadillo

Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco, three tentative names for the 2014 mascot

Brazil has chosen an endangered armadillo as the mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. While nature's version is light brown in colour, Fifa's mascot is yellow with green eyes and a blue shell, the colours of the Brazilian flag, and will be holding aloft a football.

Thursday, September 13th 2012 - 02:34 UTC

South America cruise industry “must work together and rein in costs”

Seatrade chairman Chris Hayman with Chilean Undersecretary for Tourism Jacqueline Plass

South America's cruise industry has been growing fast and holds vast potential, but the region must work together to tackle issues, create demand and rein in costs, said speakers at the Seatrade South America Cruise Convention in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, September 12th 2012 - 04:47 UTC

Brazil confident it can organize an Olympics as successful as London’s

Sports minister Fernandes said Brazilian pride would be up to the challenge despite London having elevated the bar

Hosting the Olympics two years after staging the World Cup was always going to be a big task but the success of London 2012 has raised the bar even further, according to Brazil's deputy sports minister Luis Fernandes. With the Olympic flame now out in London, all eyes turn to the Brazilian powerhouse and the clock is already ticking for the 2016 Games.

Wednesday, September 12th 2012 - 01:33 UTC

Falkland Islands’ cricket team gearing up for Caribbean tour

Falklands Cricket Team in Mexico

Plans for a Caribbean Cricket Tour by the Falkland Islands Cricket Team are well underway. The 15 strong team plans to travel to Belize, Barbados and Jamaica in November and December this year.

Monday, September 3rd 2012 - 06:29 UTC

Poll votes for “Brazuca” as the official name for the 2014 World Cup ball

Brazuca is often used as a nickname to refer to Brazilians

FIFA says Brazilians have decided to name the 2014 World Cup ball ''Brazuca,'' an informal word often used to describe national pride in the country and how Brazilians are referred to in several neighboring countries.

Saturday, September 1st 2012 - 03:59 UTC

Buenos Aires Tango festival closes with top prizes for Argentine and River Plate couples

The final gala held in the covered Luna Park stadium attracted approximately 6.000 people

With the finals of World Cup of Tango Dance - in its two categories: Salon Tango and Stage Tango - the Buenos Aires Tango Festival and Tango Dance World Cup came to end at the Luna Park Stadium earlier this week.

Friday, August 31st 2012 - 04:52 UTC

Cristina wants an Audiovisual Pole modelled on Hollywood in Buenos Aires waterfront

“El Secreto de Sus Ojos” won the best foreign film Oscar in 2010

Argentina’s leader unveiled an ambitious plan Wednesday to support the country’s television and film creators with a new industrial park along the Buenos Aires waterfront that she hopes will be modelled on Hollywood’s studios.

Thursday, August 30th 2012 - 03:18 UTC

FIFA begins round of latest inspection of Brazil 2014 Cup preparations

Jerome Valcke with Ronaldo and Luis Fernandes checking the Manaus infrastructure 9

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valke this week began his latest inspection of Brazil 2014 World Cup preparations amid ongoing concerns over delays in stadiums and infrastructure projects.

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 - 05:35 UTC

An Argentine football club has its colours in the moon taken by Armstrong

Independiente, the “red devils” from Avellaneda, a team with a long tradition of victories and brilliant players

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday at the age of 82, planted in the moon a pennant from the Argentine football team Independiente, something he personally revealed during a visit to Buenos Aires, recalls the club from one of the working neighbourhoods of the Argentine capital.


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