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Motorsport 22 Feb 2014 | 8:37 AM

Brazilian Nasr gets Williams reserve role

(Reuters) - Felipe Massa's Williams Formula One team have signed another Brazilian with Felipe Nasr joining the former world champions as test and reserve driver for 2014.

Football 25 Feb 2015 | 2:17 AM

Rio to ask big companies to shut down during Olympics

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro is to ask some of the city's biggest companies to shut down during next year's Olympic Games to make transportation easier for athletes and officials.

Football 01 Apr 2015 | 11:32 PM

Brazil World Cup grounds up for sale following cash flow problems

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's World Cup stadium in Natal is up for sale as the company that owns it is suffering from cash flow problems following a corruption scandal.

Other Sport 18 Apr 2015 | 1:12 AM

Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The state government of Rio de Janeiro, which is feverishly preparing for next year's Olympic Games, has failed to pay its phone and Internet bills, triggering a cutoff in service, the phone company responsible said on Friday.

Other Sport 09 May 2015 | 10:17 AM

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2015 | 9:12 PM

Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's largest-ever corruption scandal threatens to slow down preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year as it engulfs construction companies responsible for the lion's share of projects worth around $12 billion.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2015 | 12:04 AM

Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's largest-ever corruption scandal threatens to slow down preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year as it engulfs construction companies responsible for the lion's share of projects worth around $12 billion.

Football 15 Aug 2015 | 8:32 AM

Brazil police raid World Cup arena, Odebrecht offices in fraud probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police raided a stadium in the northeastern city of Recife and other offices around Brazil on Friday as part of an investigation into fraud in contracting for the arena, which was built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament.

Other Sport 25 Nov 2015 | 3:17 AM

Exclusive - Brazil's Petrobras corruption investigators to probe Olympic contracts

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police investigating corruption around state-run oil firm Petrobras also plan to probe more than $10 billion of construction contracts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a lead investigator said.

Football 28 Nov 2015 | 3:02 AM

Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez to admit World Cup bribes - Folha paper

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - One of Brazil's largest builders, Andrade Gutierrez, will confess to paying bribes for 2014 FIFA World Cup contracts and business with state-run companies Petrobras and Eletrobras, a newspaper report said on Friday.