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Special Feature 26 Oct 2016 | 10:37 AM

China's 'Real Madrid' set sights on global domination

BEIJING: Six league titles in a row and two Asian trophies along the way could be just the start for China’s Guangzhou Evergrande, who have drawn comparisons with Real Madrid and Manchester United and are eyeing global recognition.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2016 | 5:14 AM

Rio's informal foods a key part of the 'Carioca' life

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - If the most popular foods of Rio de Janeiro have one thing in common, it is their informality.

Other Sport 04 Aug 2016 | 5:02 AM

Dude! Rio riders celebrate as surfing to be Tokyo 2020 sport

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - There could hardly have been a better backdrop for adding surfing to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics than Rio De Janeiro's legendary sandy beaches.

Other Sport 04 Aug 2016 | 5:01 AM

Baseball, surfing among five sports approved for Tokyo 2020 - IOC

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, will feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC voted them in on Wednesday in an attempt to revamp the Games programme to attract a younger audience.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2016 | 4:56 AM

Olympics: Work still going on as Rio Metro extension opens

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers in hard hats and coveralls were still working on Rio de Janeiro's newest subway line on Monday, two days after it was inaugurated by Brazilian leaders and four days before the start of the 2016 Olympics it was built to serve.

Other Sport 28 Jul 2016 | 1:34 AM

Despite problems, Olympic city of Rio still something to see

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - You have seen the postcards.

Other Sport 30 Jun 2016 | 5:15 AM

Olympics will come and go but Zika is here to stay, scientists say

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Battered by a presidential impeachment and the worst recession since the Great Depression, Brazil is getting a rare bit of relief as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the Olympics: declining numbers of Zika infections.

Other Sport 24 Feb 2016 | 1:45 PM

Rio mayor hits back at Australia favela ban

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes has described Australia's Olympic committee as a "source of aggressions" against Brazil after it banned the team's athletes from visiting the city's favelas during the Games in August.

Other Sport 24 Feb 2016 | 9:05 AM

Brazil will make Olympics safe from Zika virus - WHO official

BRASILIA (Reuters) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday Brazil is doing a good job tackling the Zika virus and ensuring that the Olympic games it will host in August will be safe for athletes and visitors.

Other Sport 18 Feb 2016 | 2:44 AM

Race for 2024 Games heats up as four cities submit bids

BERLIN (Reuters) - The race for the 2024 Olympics heated up on Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee confirmed four cities -- Rome, Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles -- had submitted the first part of their bids to host the Games.