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World 22 Jan 2021 | 6:26 AM

Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2021 canceled due to COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes announced on Thursday the cancellation of this year's carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other Sports 19 Jan 2021 | 7:50 PM

Olympic champion Rahimov charged in weightlifting doping case

(Reuters) - Kazakhstan weightlifter Nijat Rahimov, a gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has been charged with a doping offence for swapping urine samples, the International Testing Agency (ITA) has said.

World 16 Jan 2021 | 4:45 AM

Brazil's retail sales drop 0.1 pct in November, ending six months of growth

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Retail sales in Brazil, one of the engines of the country's economy, fell by 0.1 percent in November 2020 against October, ending six consecutive monthly increases, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported on Friday.