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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.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - It will not be possible to host carnival celebrations in July, Rio de Janeiro's new mayor said on Thursday, as Brazil's second wave of coronavirus infections gathers steam with vaccine supplies still scare in Latin America's biggest country.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded a record number of divorces during the second half of 2020, the national college of notaries said on Thursday, as married couples grew sick of one another after long periods of time cooped up at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's world and Olympic 100 metres breaststroke champion Adam Peaty said he was hopeful the delayed Tokyo Games would go ahead after his place on the plane was confirmed by Team GB on Wednesday.
(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.
(Reuters) - Eleven people, including the former president of the Flamengo soccer club, were formally charged on Friday in connection with the death of 10 teenage footballers in a 2019 fire, public prosecutors said.
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.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, a two-time major winner, was arrested in Brazil on Thursday in connection with assault charges leveled against him in his homeland, police and diplomats said.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Botafogo said on Wednesday they have fined players who had "not shown commitment" to the club as it battles to avoid a second relegation in seven seasons from Brazil's Serie A.
LONDON (Reuters) - Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England said on Wednesday he was confident the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead this year but athletes could expect them to be very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.