(WFI) Richer was once a leading figure in Brazil football and then president of the Brazil Olympic Committee.
Aug. 4 – The Rio Olympics kicked off Wednesday in the Olympic Stadium with women’s football but proceedings did not run entirely smoothly. Christian Radnedge reports.
Aug. 3 – Gianni Infantino is on his way to Rio to watch the first men’s Olympic matches and attend the lavish Games opening ceremony.
May 4 – Concerns have been voiced about the state of the Maracana pitch for the Olympic football tournaments. INSIDER’s Gerard Farek reports from Rio de Janeiro.
April 14 – Football teams qualified for the Olympic Games now know their group stage opponents. Aaron Bauer reports.
April 11 – Football teams from 28 countries will learn their path through the 2016 Olympics this Thursday in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracana Stadium.
(WFI) Even Lionel Messi needs some time off every now and then..
Nov. 12 – Rio 2016 Olympic football tournaments kick off in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, with the finals at the Maracana.
April 3 – British Olympic Association expresses disappointment at scrapping of plans for Great Britain football teams to compete at Rio Olympics. Mark Bisson reports.
March 16 – Despite FIFA concerns about using Amazon capital Manaus for Rio 2016, it was on Monday named as one of six Olympic football cities. Mark Bisson reports.