FIFA No. 2 Valcke Suspended Over World Cup Ticket Allegations

(ATR) FIFA is plunged into further turmoil after secretary general Jerome Valcke is "put on leave and released from his duties"

FIFA Implements 2014 World Cup Legacy Fund

(ATR) FIFA inks memorandum of understanding with Brazilian football association on $100MM fund.

Thomas Bach`s First Year as IOC President -- Photodesk

(ATR) From his election a year ago to the Nanjing YOG, the first year of the Bach IOC presidency in pictures.

Op-Ed - Russia Fights Losing Battle with FIFA Over World Cup Stadiums

(ATR) Russia is on a collision course with FIFA over the number of cities and stadiums it uses for the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA Chief Examines "Very Special" World Cup

(ATR) FIFA president Sepp Blatters hails the "quality of football" the key behind a successful 2014 FIFA World Cup.

IOC Chief in Shock After Germany's Humiliation of Brazil

Thomas Bach was in cheerful mood after Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil, as he heads to Rio. ATR's Mark Bisson reports from Lausanne

FIFA World Cup - No Doping Positives; Arrest in Ticketing Probe

July 8 - FIFA says 736 players tested but no doping violations... Director of FIFA ticketing agency arrested in scalping probe

Two Dead as Overpass Collapses in World Cup and Olympic City

July 4 - Two people die, 22 are injured after an unfinished overpass collapses in World Cup and Rio Olympics city Belo Horizonte

World Cup: Blatter a "Happy Man"; FIFA Questions Match-Fixing Claims

(ATR) FIFA president Sepp Blatter hails the success of the World Cup as various issues fail to tarnish the tournament.

World Cup Host City Looks Ahead to Rio 2016

(ATR) Belo Horizonte’s top World Cup official tells ATR the Brazil 2014 tournament has put it on the global map.

Netherlands Profits from Cooling Breaks at World Cup

(ATR) Also: Costa Rica pulls off World Cup first ... FIFA plans legacy event.

Safety, Train Transit Rated Highly Among World Cup Fans in Brazil

(ATR) Away from the football, how are fans finding the organization of the Brazil World Cup?

World Cup Diary: Food & Drink Bans; Kind-hearted Brazilians; Airports Coping

(ATR) Restrictions on food and drink at stadiums prompt criticism... The kindness of Brazilians knows no bounds... Airport troubles at a minimum... Media centres good bar the catering. 

Op Ed -- Salvador Had Me in Stitches

(ATR) Around the Rings European editor Mark Bisson saw a different side of the action at the Germany vs. Portugal match.

FIFA Broadcast Innovations Grow Global Audience

(ATR) FIFA says the World Cup is reaching more people than ever thanks to innovations in its TV broadcast services.

Empty Seats Mystery; FIFA Probes Argentina; Beckenbauer Latest

(ATR) Also: FIFA denies incidents in Salvador, 2.97 million tickets sold, Manaus pitch "playable"

FIFA Throws Out Limits on Age, Term of Office

(ATR) FIFA's 209 member federations have overwhelmingly rejected proposals for age limits and term of office limits.

Rio Report -- Tennis, Golf Delays; World Cup Bus Line Opens

(ATR) Tennis test event postponed ... golf course construction may hit courts ... Rio opens Transcarioca bus lines.

FIFA Requests Sao Paulo Test; World Cup Trade Boost

(ATR) FIFA has demanded Brazil’s World Cup organizers stage one final test event at the Sao Paulo stadium.

Brazil 2014 Latest - Roof Problems at Sao Paulo Opening Venue

(ATR) Jerome Valcke, FIFA's World Cup troubleshooter, arrives in Brazil today to help tournament organisers in final preparations.

Anti-World Cup Protests Sweep Brazil; Hockey Positive on Rio 2016

(ATR) Brazilian sports ministry officials tells Around the Rings he’s confident further protests will not disrupt World Cup.

Aggreko Talks World Cup Challenges, Innovations for Broadcasters

(ATR) The director of event services at Aggreko speaks to Around the Rings about the company's World Cup Plans.

FIFA Brass Wrap Brazil Inspection Trip

(ATR) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke spoke out on the violence in Rio and the 12 scheduled fanfests in host cities.

Special Report - Why World Cup Protests are Expected; Warning for Fans

(ATR) Football writer James Corbett traveled to Brazil to gauge the state of preparations for this summer's FIFA showpiece.

Special Report: Brazil's World Cup Readiness Examined

(ATR) Football writer James Corbett travelled to Brazil to gauge the state of preparations for this summer's FIFA showpiece.

World Cup Architects Dismiss Legacy Concerns

(ATR) Also: Final World Cup ticket phase opens ... Online sticker album launched to promote Brazil 2014.

Sponsor Spotlight -- IOC Marketing Commission; Spanish Olympic Sponsor

(ATR) Also: Coca-Cola unveils largest World Cup campaign ... MP & Silva bring South American soccer to Asia.

Worker Death in Sao Paulo; Rio Police Raid Slums Ahead of World Cup

Third worker dies at World Cup stadium ... Massive Rio slum clearance aimed at making tournament safer.

Rowing Qualification Finalized; Brazilians Voice World Cup Displeasure

(ATR) FISA finalizes Rio 2016 qualification changes; Protesters take to the streets of Sao Paolo over World Cup spending.

Valcke Has Fingers Crossed for Sao Paulo Stadium; Record FIFA Revenues

(ATR) Jerome Valcke heads to Brazil on Sunday for critical meetings about the Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre stadiums...