International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates said Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro were the “worst” he had ever seen. Continue reading
The World Cup trophy was officially presented in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, returning to Brazil after a voyage across 89 countries in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup. The trophy will now embark on a tour across Brazil.
In other news Monday, leaders in both Greece and Italy moved to form new governments. Both will have to convince voters and financial markets to support their efforts to prevent Europe’s debt crisis from spreading. Also, police in Oakland, Calif. cleared an encampment of “Occupy” protesters. Continue reading
As Brazil hopes for yet another World Cup victory, the country is undergoing a major economic shift — one that includes bold plans for very deep offshore drilling. Speaking with Jeffrey Brown from Rio de Janeiro, Margaret Warner previews her upcoming reports. Continue reading
A firefight between drug gangs and the downing of a police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro last weekend heightened concerns about the city hosting the Olympic Games in 2016. Seth Kugel of GlobalPost provides an update in this Reporter’s Podcast. Continue reading
As the International Olympic Committee prepares to anoint a host for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games Friday in Copenhagen, cities vying for the honor are unlikely to receive much of a direct economic boost as host. Continue reading
President Obama will travel to Copenhagen this week to lobby on behalf of his hometown of Chicago and its bid to land the 2016 summer games. Continue reading
Pilot Ben Berman discusses the possible problems that an Air France flight en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris feared lost over the Atlantic Ocean may have encountered in a strong storm. Continue reading