More than 1000 people took part last week of the local edition of Harry Potter Book Night – a global initiative by Bloomsbury Publishing designed to celebrate the magical world created by British author J. K. Rowling and promote reading. The event was organized for the second year running in Buenos Aires by the British Embassy and FanCon.
FIFA's ruling body has voted unanimously to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in 2026. The FIFA Council approved the plan at its meeting Tuesday in Zurich. Under the new format, there will be 16 groups of three teams. A knockout stage for 32 teams will follow.
The jazz-infused, Popsicle-colored “La La Land” dominated the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday, receiving a promotional boost in the form of a lavish tribute that kicked off the awards telecast and collecting a record seven prizes, including one for best comedy or musical. No film has won more than four Globes since 1979, when the crime drama “Midnight Express” received six, the previous record-holding number.
Stephane Peterhansel targets a 13th Dakar title next month, describing the grueling 2017 rally as the most intense he has faced and fearing the physical effects of racing at South America's punishing high altitudes. The 51-year-old Frenchman clinched his sixth win on four wheels in this year's event to add to six motorcycle triumphs since his debut back in 1988 when the famed race was still held in Africa.
The plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia last month, including players from Brazil's Chapecoense football team, was caused by human error, an investigation says. Colombian officials said there was no technical failure and blamed the pilot, the airline and Bolivian regulators. A recording had already indicated the aircraft had run out of fuel.
Jeremy Clarkson, the ex leading star of one of BBC's most successful programs, Top Gear is back again squabbling with his not so generous hosts in the extreme south of Argentina. A veteran provocateur which feeds into British nationalism, this time in his Christmas greetings he had a special reference to Tierra del Fuego from which he was chased away in late 2014.
Fans of the former member of the WHAM duo were shocked in disbelief on Christmas Day as Michael Lippman, the publicist of the 53-year-old star, conveyed the news to the media: It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period, he said in a statement at around 11pm.
Fifa hit Chile with a two-match stadium ban and a 30,000 Swiss franc (US$29,000) fine on Monday for a fresh bout of homophobic chanting by their fans. The Copa America champions are barred from playing at their Santiago home stadium for matches against Paraguay and Ecuador next year.
A bus tour of Buenos Aires focused solely on its most traditional football stadiums will be available starting Monday, the city's Tourism Authority announced. Under the name of Barrios Futboleros (Football Neighbourhoods) the new service will make stops at Boca Juniors, River Plate, San Lorenzo, Huracán and Argentinos Juniors.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Monday officially awarded the 2016 South American Cup title to the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who lost most of their players and staff as their airplane crashed in Colombia last week on its way to playing the final's first leg in Medellín against the local squad of Atlético Nacional, who was awarded the Conmebol's Fair Play Centennial prize.