Rio de Janeiro
Mar 21, 2013 21:48 EDT
England captain Steven Gerrard admits that his side will be "on a hiding to nothing" when they tackle Group H whipping boys San Marino in their latest World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Mar 21, 2013 17:45 EDT
Brazil hopes to sign a bilateral accord with China to promote trade in their national currencies at next week's BRICS summit of the world's five emerging powers, Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 03:38 EDT
While his sweat-drenched charges lock limbs in the open-air ring, kitted out in nothing more than a loin cloth, Raj Singh shudders as he contemplates how their Olympic dream could be shattered.
Mar 21, 2013 03:12 EDT
Wallabies legend George Gregan has tipped an unlikely rugby nation, possibly China, to cause an upset at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when the sevens format debuts at the Games.
Mar 20, 2013 11:11 EDT
Pope Francis on Wednesday promised "friendship and respect" for all faiths at a meeting with representatives of major world religions in the Vatican in which he said he felt "close" to non-believers.
Mar 19, 2013 22:46 EDT
At least 27 people were killed by landslides caused by heavy rains in a mountainous area of the Brazilian sate of Rio de Janeiro, authorities said.
Mar 19, 2013 16:25 EDT
At least 24 people were killed by landslides spawned by heavy rains in a mountainous area of the Brazilian sate of Rio de Janeiro, authorities said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 13:09 EDT
Hosting the 2020 Olympic Games in Madrid would provide a 3.87-billion euro ($5.0-billion) boost to the Spanish economy and generate 83,000 full-time jobs, Madrid bid organisers said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:38 EDT
Frank Lampard believes that Rio Ferdinand has not yet played his last game for England, despite the defender having withdrawn from the national squad this week.
Mar 19, 2013 11:33 EDT
At least 17 people have died in landslides triggered by heavy rains in a mountainous area of Brazil, authorities said Tuesday.
Mar 18, 2013 15:08 EDT
Landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed 13 people over the past 24 hours in the Brazilian tourist town of Petropolis, an official said Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 11:13 EDT
Rio-based Flamengo said Monday they have appointed former Brazil international Jorginho to replace Dorival Junior after the latter refused to accept a pay cut.
Mar 18, 2013 06:48 EDT
China's 14-year-old prodigy Guan Tianlang has set his sights sky-high by aiming to become the first player to claim golf's legendary 'grand slam': winning all four majors in the same year.
Mar 15, 2013 14:16 EDT
Squash's evolution as a TV-friendly sport, played against some of the world's most dramatic backdrops, should serve it well in its bid to become an Olympic sport in 2020, its federation president told AFP on Friday.
Mar 14, 2013 12:26 EDT
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was on Thursday recalled to the England squad for the World Cup qualifying games against San Marino and Montenegro.
Mar 14, 2013 00:13 EDT
World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope, urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace.
Mar 11, 2013 21:32 EDT
US swimming legend Michael Phelps said there was no chance of him coming out of retirement to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Mar 08, 2013 16:30 EST
Tokyo won praise from an IOC team scrutinising its bid for the 2020 Summer Games but commentators say it needs to boost its lobbying clout if is to impress Olympic chiefs.
Mar 07, 2013 16:34 EST
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke admitted on Thursday that there was "no plan B" if Rio's emblematic Maracana stadium was not ready for June's Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Mar 07, 2013 14:10 EST
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke performed a remarkable U-turn on Thursday when he admitted he didn't know if Rio's emblematic Maracana stadium will be ready for June's Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Rio de Janeiro|
|— Municipality —|
|The Municipality of|
São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
|Christ the Redeemer; Panorama of Rio de Janeiro; Sugar Loaf; Night view; Copacabana; and the Maracanã Stadium|
|Nickname(s): Cidade Maravilhosa ("The Marvelous City") or simply, Rio|
|State of Rio de Janeiro|
|State||Rio de Janeiro|
|Founded||March 1, 1565|
|- Mayor||Eduardo Paes (PMDB) (2009–2012)|
|- Municipality||1,260 km2 (486.5 sq mi)|
|- Metro||4,557.3 km2 (1,759.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||from 0 to 1,021 m (from 0 to 3,349 ft)|
|- Municipality||6,093,472 (2nd)|
|- Density||4,781/km2 (12,382.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC-3)|
|- Summer (DST)||BDT (UTC-2)|
|HDI (2000)||0.842 – high|
|Website||City of Rio de Janeiro|