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Rio anti-doping lab suspended just weeks before Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Rio's new laboratory just six weeks before the start of the Olympics, plunging plans to deter cheats this...

Uber takes flight with helicopter service in Brazil

Ride hailing company Uber has begun a helicopter service in Brazil's biggest city. Uber's communications director in Brazil said it has started a month-long trial...

Brazil sack manager for second time after Copa America elimination

Brazil have sacked coach Dunga in the wake of the team's shock elimination from the Copa America. The five-time world champions failed to make it...

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff signals referendum if she wins impeachment trial

Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is suggesting she would hold a national referendum if she survives an impeachment trial expected in August. She said in...

Pele’s copy of World Cup trophy has sold for over €500k

A replica World Cup trophy belonging to footballing legend Pele has sold at auction in London for £394,000. The three-time World Cup winner and Fifa...

Plea for Rio Olympics to be moved over Zika virus fears is rejected

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rejected calls from 150 leading scientists to move or postpone the Rio Olympics because of the ongoing Zika...

Brazil police issue warrants in gang rape of teenage girl

Brazilian police say they have identified and issued arrest warrants for four of the more than 30 men being investigated in the gang rape...

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff loses impeachment vote

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff suffered a devastating blow when the Chamber of Deputies voted to open impeachment proceedings against her. The 367-137 vote in favour...

US scientists confirm Zika link to brain damage in babies

US health officials have said there is now enough evidence to say the Zika virus can cause unusually small heads and brain damage in...

Luis Suarez scores on his return from biting ban to deny Brazil win in World Cup qualifier

Luis Suarez scored on his Uruguay return as Brazil threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in their World Cup qualifier and increase...

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