Pele dismisses talk of depression, says he's 'doing fine'

Soccer Feb 14, 2020

Pele dismisses talk of depression, says he's 'doing fine'

Pele sought to reassure fans on Thursday that he was doing fine, after his son alluded to depression and said the aging star now barely leaves home. "Thanks for your prayers and your worry. I am doing fine. I will be 80 this year," Pele, ...

Pele, Barack Obama discuss world affairs in Brazil

Soccer May 31, 2019

Pele, Barack Obama discuss world affairs in Brazil

Pele met with former U.S. president Barack Obama in Sao Paulo Thursday where the pair discussed how "to make the world better," the Brazilian soccer legend said on Twitter. Weeks after surgery to remove a kidney stone, a healthy-looking Pele smiled and clutched Obama's hand ...

Olympics / Summer Olympics Sep 10, 2016

Original idea: Have athlete play Mario

The director of the Japanese portion of the Rio Olympic closing ceremony said Friday that Mario, the video game character that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played in the event, was initially planned for a distinguished Japanese athlete. Hiroshi Sasaki said he intended to choose someone ...