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Montevideo, October 28th 2016 - 17:52 UTC


  • 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 Rousseff has been replaced by vice-president Michel Temer pending her impeachment trial over allegations of fiddling government accounts.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.

  • Sunday, May 29th 2016 - 14:28 UTC

    World health experts call for Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved given Zika spread fears

    “The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed before,” the letter said.

    More than 100 health experts have called for the Rio Olympic Games to be postponed or moved because of fears that the event could speed up the spread of the Zika virus around the world, according to a public letter published online.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

    WHO public health advice regarding the Olympics and Zika virus

    WHO advises pregnant women not to travel to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission.

    Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus. Brazil is one of almost 60 countries and territories which to-date report continuing transmission of Zika by mosquitoes. People continue to travel between these countries and territories for a variety of reasons. The best way to reduce risk of disease is to follow public health travel advice.

  • Tuesday, May 24th 2016 - 00:49 UTC

    Infantino admits public opinion “views FIFA with skepticism”, following Scala's resignation

    FIFA congress in Mexico gave the Council control over appointing and dismissing members of the governing body’s independent compliance and ethics committees.

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino admits “the public view FIFA with skepticism” after a series of corruption scandals. But in answer to critics who say a recent move has weakened efforts to reform FIFA, he said “from now on the focus should be on our actions and deeds, rather than on premature conclusions and speculation.“

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Paul McCartney ends his tour thanking his Argentine fans for a great week

    Paul playing in Cordoba where he filled a stadium with 55.000 fans

    Paul McCartney at the end of his latest Argentine tour, in Cordoba and La Plata, thanked all his fans for a great week and for being so loyal. In a brief message, from Time 4 Fan, the former Beatle who has played in Argentina several times underlined that “we always like it in Argentina, because they like us”, and because “it really helps us when we see that you like it: it inspires us to do better, Thanks Argentina”.