Posts Tagged South America

Brazil suspends 3 gymnasts for comments to black teammate

In this May 2, 2015 photo, Angelo Assumpcao of Brazil competes during the Gymnastic World Challenge 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian confederation of gymnastics is investigating racial remarks made by members of the men's team toward a black teammate seen in a video that surfaced early May 2015. The gymnasts were seen telling fellow athlete Assumpcao that a smartphone's screen is white when it works and black when it doesn't; that supermarkets' bags are white and trash bags black. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian gymnastics confederation has suspended three athletes for comments made to a black teammate that were caught on video.

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Fan violence interrupts 2nd-division match in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A second-division match in Rio de Janeiro was suspended for nearly an hour because of fan violence that reportedly caused one spectator to lose his hand when a firecracker exploded near him.

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Five Olympic rings light up a northern Rio de Janeiro Park

Fireworks explode behind the Olympic rings during their inauguration at the Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The rings are a gift from the city of London. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — This is a sure sign the 2016 Olympics are getting close.

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Cyclist stabbed to death near Rio Olympic venue

In this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo, people wave flags at the foot of the statue Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, after Brazil was officially chosen by FIFA as the host country for the 2014 World Cup. Mayor Eduardo Paes expressed confidence in the security arrangements for Rio's Olympics on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, one day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America’s first games. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayor Eduardo Paes said Wednesday he was confident in security arrangements for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America’s first games.

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Goodell mentions Germany, Mexico for possible games

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to reporters during the NFL's spring meetings in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A future regular-season NFL game in Mexico or Germany was discussed by NFL owners Wednesday.

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