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Award-winning images from the World Press Photo contest

The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The World Press Photo is an......

Images: The Pope at the Beach

Argentina and Brazil are traditional rivals and there was a time when their antagonism was being compared to India-Pakistan relations. They have overcome to a great extent their history of......

Does memory matter anymore?

My son's friend Vikram, all of 18, was visiting us from the US. He is a bright student, has just finished school and is on a 'gap year', a fancy term these days when youngsters take a year to......

Pele, Kaka grace final even as Beck's boys reveal their favourite team

The Maracana stadium at Rio de Janeiro where the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina was played is overlooked by Christ the Redeemer.  And, it was -- to be aptly put -- a rain of......

PHOTOS: Heartbreak for Ecuador as France top group

Ten-man Ecuador bravely held France to a 0-0 draw at Rio's Maracana stadium on Wednesday but the European favourites still topped Group E to gain a second round tie against Nigeria. Through luck,......

Sports Shorts: Maradona claims he was barred from Maracana

Not even the 'Hand of God' could open the doors to a packed Maracana stadium for Argentina's World Cup game against Bosnia. After Pele revealed that he had to listen on the radio in his car to the......

PHOTOS: Confederations Cup final facts and figures

Facts and figures following Brazil's 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday: Brazil won the Confederations Cup for the third successive tournament......

Maracana work for 2014 WC gets underway late

Refurbishment work on Rio de Janeiro's giant Maracana stadium for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil began on Tuesday six months behind schedule.The work, budgeted at 705.6 million reais ($398 million)......
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Maracana Stadium dolled up

The Maracana Stadium is pictured from above in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, less than two weeks before the start of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on July... ...

http://thehimalayantimes.com/multimedia/photo-gallery/maracana-stadium-rio-olympic-games/
Rio security forces complete Olympic simulation drills

On Sunday, around 2000 security personnel simulated the transportation of athletes and officials to the Maracana stadium ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/rio-security-forces-complete-olympic-simulation-drills-116071900149_1.html
From Maracana to Copacabana beach, a guide to the 32 venues for Rio Olympics 2016

The 28th edition of the Games will see 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees, including nations like Kosovo and South Sudan, who... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/sports/watch-from-maracana-to-copacabana-beach-a-guide-to-the-32-venues-for-2016-rio-olympics-2895270.html
Many foreign leaders likely to snub opening at Rio

Many top foreign leaders look like skipping the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, put off by Brazil's political turmoil and a stream... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/sports/many-foreign-leaders-likely-to-snub-opening-at-rio/154336.html
IOC

Brasilia, July 12 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is ready to welcome people from... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a662768.html

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