Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s pledge to clean up the blighted waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held has suffered another setback: A prominent Brazilian sailing and environmental organization declined a city contract to help clean up sewage- and trash-filled Guanabara Bay.

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Kluivert leads Curacao through in World Cup qualifying

ST. JOHN’S, Montserrat (AP) — Former Netherlands forward and assistant coach Patrick Kluivert has made a winning start in World Cup qualifying as coach of Curacao.

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Rio Olympic tickets go on sale despite football uncertainty

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first phase of ticket sales for the Rio Olympics in 2016 began on Tuesday despite uncertainty about the football tournament.

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Apology for wrong anthem for El Salvador before game in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a soccer match in the U.S. capital are apologizing to El Salvador for playing the wrong national anthem before an exhibition game against Argentina.

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Morris replaces Johannsson on US roster vs Switzerland

CHICAGO (AP) — Stanford forward Jordan Morris has been added to the U.S. roster for Tuesday’s exhibition game against Switzerland in Zurich.

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