Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the world
Rio de Janeiro is hosting the World Cup and the Olympics in back-to-back media spectacles that will transform the world's understanding of the city and its people.
Albany Times Union
Past champions betting on Brazil to win 2014 WCup
FIFA World Cup Ambassador Mario Zagallo, right, listens to a question, as Ronaldo, center, and Bebeto look on during a press conference in Costa do Sauipe, near Salvador, Brazil, Thursday, Dec.5, 2013.
Olympic dream for gymnasts could begin in Consol
If you observed them compete in the 2010 national championship meet in Hartford, Conn., you would not have been convinced they were the girls who would go on to steal America's heart.
The Island Packet
Storin: Atlanta stadiums have short shelf-life
In this March 29, 1997 file photo, fans fill the stands as the Atlanta Braves play an exhibition game against the New York Yankess in the first baseball game ever played at Turner Field in Atlanta.
South Korean soccer star Park Eun-seon 'humiliated' by gender claims
South Korean soccer player Park Eun-seon is coming under "humiliating" scrutiny, with rival teams threatening to boycott competitive matches and questioning her gender.