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Golf 17 Apr 2014 | 12:47 PM

Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais (6.39 billion pounds) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time.

Football 17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 AM

Brazil elect new CBF chief to take office in 2015

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Marco Polo del Nero was elected unopposed as the new president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Wednesday but the current vice-president will only take office in April 2015.

Motorsport 01 Apr 2014 | 5:39 PM

Williams F1 team sells hybrid power unit to GKN

LONDON (Reuters) - Williams Grand Prix Holdings, parent of the Formula One team, has sold a hybrid power unit that has applications in mass transport to British engineering firm GKN, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Football 24 Feb 2014 | 11:17 PM

Poll shows Brazilians are souring on hosting World Cup

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The number of Brazilians who favour hosting the World Cup has fallen to an all-time low just four months before kick-off, with many criticizing the football tournament as a waste of money that would be better spent elsewhere, a poll showed on Monday.

Football 22 Feb 2014 | 7:02 AM

Brazil must up its game to finish work for World Cup - FIFA

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil still has a lot of work to do to finish stadiums and other infrastructure in time for the World Cup and needs to up its game in the 111 days before the kick off, FIFA's Jerome Valcke said on Friday.

Football 31 Jan 2014 | 3:56 PM

Many obstacles in path to hosting World Cup

KUALA LUMPUR: It is not that easy for South-East Asian countries to jointly bid to host the FIFA World Cup.

Football 27 Jan 2014 | 6:27 PM

Parreira criticises 'neglectful' World Cup organisation

(Reuters) - Brazil's stuttering preparations to host the 2014 football World Cup have been described as neglectful and a wasted opportunity by the national team's technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Rugby 24 Jan 2014 | 5:37 AM

Budget for Rio 2016 up 27 percent to $2.93 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The operating budget for the Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2016 has jumped 27 percent to seven billion Brazilian reals (1.76 billion pounds).

Football 21 Jan 2014 | 2:57 AM

Stadium hosting World Cup opener almost ready - officials

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The venue that will stage the opening World Cup game in Brazil in June is almost complete, officials said on Monday, even though work has not restarted on the collapsed roof that killed two workers in November.

Football 21 Dec 2013 | 12:27 AM

Moroccans perplexed by tributes, handshakes and AC/DC

MARRAKECH Dec 20 Reuters) - When hard rock group AC/DC recorded Thunderstruck in 1990, they could hardly have imagined that more than 20 years later it would be blasted out to a stadium full of Moroccan football fans.