The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, complimented the initial preparatory work by Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games and expressed hope that an African country may soon obtain the right to organize the Olympic Games.
In the history of the World Cup, South Africa is the host country with the most official languages, eleven of them, so that fans will be able to hear the word “soccer” said in a variety of ways between now and 11 July.
The recently designated honorary president of the Barcelona soccer team, Dutchman Johan Cruyff, said Monday in his weekly column in the daily El Periódico that the position is “an honor” and affirmed that the comparison between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona is “absurd.”
British Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, responsible for the 2012 London Games, affirmed that Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 competition, will be able to benefit from the British capital’s organizational experience.
Barcelona, the defending champion and the only Spanish team still in competition, will meet Arsenal, from England, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, it was determined in Friday’s lottery, in which the other match-ups were Bayern-Manchester, Inter-CSKA, and Lyons-Bordeaux.
Former Brazilian soccer star Arthur Antunes Coimbra, known as ‘Zico’ and currently working as a coach, turned fifty-seven Wednesday with a celebration by the club with which he had his greatest successes, Flamengo of Rio de Janeiro.
FIFA has set the conference date to study security issues related to the South African World Cup for 4 and 5 March at its headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland), where representatives of police bodies from the thirty-two participating countries are expected to attend.
Bolivian president Evo Morales will ask his outgoing Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet to turn the organization of the 2014 South American Sport Organization (Odesur) Games over to Bolivia, an official source in La Paz said Thursday.
Part of the proceeds of the friendly matches for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa will be dedicated to helping the population of Haiti, a country left devastated in the wake of January’s earthquake, the International Federation of Association Football announced.
Chile, which has competed in fourteen Winter Olympic Games and never won a medal, aspires to ascend the Olympic podium in a few years in skiing, a sport with a “promising future” in the country, according to Luis Alberto Santa Cruz, president of the Chilean skiing federation.
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