Posts Tagged Rio de Janeiro

2 World Cup ticket agents implicated in scalping

Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station after been arrested, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014.  Whelan, a senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested Monday in the plush beachside hotel, as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales. (AP Photo/STR)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested Monday in the plush beachside hotel where FIFA President Sepp Blatter is staying, as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales.

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Final 3: IOC set to keep 3 bids for 2022 Games

IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Bach said the world body is confident that Pyeongchang can organize "excellent" Winter Games in 2018. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Jin Jeong-young) KOREA OUT

Olympic leaders meet Monday to decide which cities make the cut in the race for the 2022 Winter Games. It should be an easy choice.

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Marcelo stays in camp despite grandfather’s death

Brazil's Marcelo celebrates after the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. Brazil won 2-1. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian football confederation says left back Marcelo’s grandfather has died, but that the player will remain with the Brazil team at its World Cup training camp.

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Neymar’s exit leaves hole in Brazil’s hopes

Soccer fans gather outside Sao Carlos Hospital where Brazil's soccer player Neymar was taken after being injured during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. Brazil's team doctor says Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after breaking a vertebrae during the team's quarterfinal win over Colombia. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over the past two decades, tens of millions of Brazilian children have grown up with the same dream, of being the striker who won the World Cup for their country.

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Police blow up bag left near Rio’s soccer stadium

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian bomb squad has blown up a bag deemed suspicious that was left near a metro station entrance close to the stadium where the World Cup game between Germany and France was underway.

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