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Wednesday, July 6th 2016 - 04:02 UTC

Temer extends a Rio Olympic Games open arms message to the world

The Olympic Village, housing more than 17,000 participating athletes in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most beautiful settings, has just been inaugurated.

With just a month to go to the Olympic Games, Michel Temer Brazil’s interim president, invites the world to experience the beauty of Rio de Janeiro. The following is his welcome message to the world’s athletes, officials and fans:

Monday, July 4th 2016 - 09:45 UTC

New York Times gets involved in Rio Olympics Games catastrophe controversy

The Times’ opinion page article titled “Brazil’s Olympic catastrophe” cast a harsh light on what can be expected in August

Rio de Janeiro’s mayor lashed out Sunday at an opinion piece in The New York Times which warned of “catastrophe” at next month’s Olympic Games.

Wednesday, June 29th 2016 - 11:22 UTC

“Welcome to Hell”, Rio police and firefighters tell arriving passengers

Police and firefighters don't get paid,“ the banners, in English and Portuguese, went on. ”Whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe”.

There was a nasty surprise awaiting passengers in the arrivals hall at Rio De Janeiro's Galeao International Airport on Monday. Along with the relatives carrying flowers and taxi drivers waiting with name boards there were lines of off-duty police with banners that had a far more ominous message: “Welcome to Hell”.

Monday, June 27th 2016 - 07:04 UTC

Anti-Doping agency suspends testing laboratory in Rio for coming Olympics

 The decision adds to concerns about Rio‘s readiness to host the global sporting event in August as public services suffer amid a crisis in state finances.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro that didn’t conform with international standards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Two presidents at opening of Rio Olympics in August

Temer in his role as head of state will officially declare the first Games in South America open, said Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio 2016 organizing committee.

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's suspended president, will be invited to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the organizing committee said Thursday. Rousseff has been replaced by vice-president Michel Temer pending her impeachment trial over allegations of fiddling government accounts.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 19:07 UTC

Second-Love site attracts ladies while partner is glued to football matches

Important sporting events seem to be an ideal excuse for women and pushes them to look for an adventure while their husband or partner is glued to the television

Women users in Argentina of the Second-Love site, which helps couples find and experience a parallel erotic adventure, have jumped 55% during the matches of the Bicentenary Americas Football Club which is currently being played in the United States, and with Argentina having good chances.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Rio under “state of public calamity” with seven weeks before the Olympics

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which will run August 5-21, and Paralympics, which will run September 7-18, will be the first to be held in South America.

Brazil's Rio state authorities have declared a “state of public calamity” over a major budget crisis, in order to release emergency funds to finance the Olympic Games. The decree authorizes the state to “adopt all necessary emergency measures to ration essential public services in order for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to take place”.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 16:57 UTC

Russia on the threshold of being booted from Euro 2016 because of fan violence

UEFA gave Russia a suspended disqualification and $168,300 fine on Tuesday for the crowd trouble in Marseille.

Russia will be booted out of Euro 2016 if there is any repeat of the fan violence which marred their opening match with England, UEFA said. UEFA gave Russia a suspended disqualification and $168,300 fine on Tuesday for the crowd trouble in Marseille. Russian fans were seen punching and kicking England fans after their 1-1 draw in the Stade Velodrome.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 11:46 UTC

Rio Games receive the blessing from Olympic Committee president

Bach said “we have confidence in Brazilian democracy.” Bach and Temer met at the Barra de Tijuca Olympic Park, the largest venue for the Games.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday he was “happy” with interim Brazilian president Michel Temer's commitment to the Rio Games, following his first meeting with the host country's new leader.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 09:11 UTC

Blatter, Valcke and Kattner pocketed US$ 80 million from FIFA in five years

Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke, when they ruled undisputedly in FIFA

FIFA's internal investigation by attorneys at world football provides evidence that former FIFA bosses Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner breached their fiduciary duties to the federation.

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