Olympics Jan 16, 2020

Judge orders Rio Olympic venues shut on security grounds

A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics facilities be closed to the public over safety concerns. The Rio Games — the first to be held in South America — were heavily criticized for their extreme costs, estimated around $12.5 ...

Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10

Soccer Feb 8, 2019

Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10

A fire at the training center of soccer club Flamengo killed 10 people and injured at least three others on Friday, firefighters said. The fire broke out at Ninho do Urubu, a state-of-the-art training center that was expanded and opened only two months ago. It was ...