• In this Nov. 22, 2010, file photo, Joao Havelange, a former FIFA president, speaks during an interview at the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Havelange is being treated in a Rio de Janeiro hospital for respiratory problems. The 99-year old Brazilian, who handed over the FIFA presidency in 1998 to Sepp Blatter, was hospitalized a year ago for a similar problem. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    99-year-old Havelange released from Rio de Janeiro hospital

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former FIFA president Joao Havelange was released Saturday from a Rio de Janeiro hospital where he was treated for 12 days for what doctors called “respiratory problems.”

  • IOC leaders to discuss Mexico dispute next month

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A dispute that could lead to Mexico’s suspension from the Olympics will be discussed by IOC leaders next month.

  • Del Nero quits FIFA executive committee, Sarney takes over

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian Football Confederation said its president Marco Polo del Nero stepped down Thursday from FIFA’s executive committee and will be replaced by Fernando Sarney.

  • Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, and billionaire developer Pasquale Mauro attend a ceremony at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Paes spent 15 minutes defending the course, built in the wealthy neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, where most Olympic venues will be located. Mauro is spending about 60 million Brazilian reals ($16.2 million) to build the course. He is also constructing luxury marble and glass apartments around the layout, which was carved from a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Rio Olympic golf course handed over to games organizers

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic golf course — slowed by environmental lawsuits, land ownership disputes and doubts it even needed to be built — was handed over Sunday to organizers of next year’s games.

  • French National Police officers train Brazil's police officers before a drill to prepare security forces for demonstrations and protests during the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.  (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says ‘have to worry’

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayor Eduardo Paes expressed confidence Saturday in security for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but was also cautious in the wake of the attacks in Paris just over a week ago.