Russian Company Lands Contract for FIFA World Cup

(ATR) Megalicense Entertainment wins bid for retail and licensing that begins with next month's Confederations Cup.

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Office Will Observe World Cup

(ATR) The program will help prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Russia 2018 Learns Lessons in Sochi

(ATR) The team behind the 2018 FIFA World Cup is thankful for the knowledge it gained during the Winter Olympics.

UIPM World Cup Series opener begins in Acapulco

Lee Valley White Water Centre to host 2014 ICF World Cup

Clean Up at Sao Paulo Stadium Starts

(ATR) Construction has resumed at the Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium. Workers returned to the stadium, which will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup on Monday.

Belo Horizonte based Cruzeiro win Brazilian league title with four games to spare

ISU Chief Stepping Down; Barcelona 2026 Talks; Rebelo Recants

(ATR) Skating chief stepping down in 2016… Barcelona mayor meets with Bach regarding bid… Aldo Rebelo staying on as sports minister. 

Rio Report -- FIFA, Rio Mayor Chastise Brazil

(ATR) The mayor of Rio criticizes the government's Olympic role ... FIFA needs more expediency from Brazil ... More inside.

Media Watch -- Olympic Sponsors Under Pressure; Reforms for Rio's Slums

(ATR) Russia’s gay propaganda ban leads critics to zero in on Sochi Olympic sponsors…Rents in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas surge, forcing many residents into eviction proceedings.

Uncertain Future for Brazilian Sports Minister Following Corruption Allegations

(ATR) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke predicts the sacking of Orlando Silva, Brazil’s minister in charge for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics.

Federations Roundup -- FIFA, Brazil Schedule 2014 Crisis Talks; Rugby World Cup Update

(ATR) FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to meet Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff regarding World Cup concerns ... New Zealand locks up quarterfinal berth ... Sailor of the Year nominees ... Fencing wants female referees. 

Rio Chooses Company for Olympic Park Masterplan; 2014 Security Concerns

(ATR) U.S. firm wins international competition for Olympic Park Urban Masterplan ... Nike, adidas confident in security measures for 2014 FIFA World Cup ... Rio to host 2013 World Youth Day.

More Testing Ahead for "Not Totally Conclusive" Goal-Line Technology

(ATR) FIFA President Sepp Blatter says that there may be goal line technology in place in time for the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil. James Corbett reports from Celtic Manor in Wales.

Hockey Congress; Rowing World Champs; Pentathlon Changes for London; Gymnast Suspended

(ATR) Hockey federation poised to award hosting rights for 2014 World Cup... France, Great Britain top medal tally at Lake Karapiro... Olympic competition change for pentathlon... Gymnast suspended for falsifying age.

Rio Report -- Olympic Venue Changes Coming?

(ATR) Rio 2016 organizers are  believed to be on the verge of seeking venue changes for four sports as well as media facilities.

FIFA Chief Says Brazil World Cup Good for 2016 Olympics

(ATR) FIFA president Sepp Blatter tells Around the Rings the organization of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will help Rio de Janeiro to deliver a great Olympics in 2016.

Rio Bid Leaders Say IOC Report Gives City A Boost

Rio 2016 top officials believe the report released Wednesday by the IOC Evaluation Commission gives them an edge in the final month of the campaign.