South America

Lima 2019 president Carlos Neuhaus looks forward to hosting the Pan American and Parapan American Games next year, and the impact they can have on Peru and its people.

The Peruvian government has committed to staging the 2019 Dakar Rally in full following concerns over the financial strain the motorsport showpiece would place on the South American country.

World Rugby has confirmed Romania and Brazil will host the next two editions of its U20 Trophy national team youth tournament in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

The International Racquetball Federation (IRF) has been forced to move its 2018 World Championships for a second time after the facilities where the event was due to be held in Cali, Colombia, were demolished.

MotoGP is set to return to Brazil in 2021 after Dorna, the promoter of the motorcycling championship, signed a memorandum of understanding with Rio Motorsports.

Brazil forward Neymar has added to his endorsement portfolio ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup by agreeing a deal with Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communication company Oppo.

World Rugby has announced that Argentina has secured hosting rights to its 2019 U20 Championship.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and football legend Pele have denied involvement in, or knowledge of, a corruption scheme that involved vote buying to secure the 2016 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games for Rio de Janeiro.

The Dakar Rally will be held in one country for the first time in its history next year after it was announced today (Friday) that Peru will be the sole destination for the 2019 edition of the historic motorsport event.

Chile has ruled itself out of hosting part of the 2019 edition of the Dakar Rally endurance motorsport event, citing financial difficulties.

Alejandro Dominguez has hailed the overhaul that has taken place at the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) after securing a new four-year term as president of the governing body.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has confirmed that next year’s edition of the Copa America national team tournament will feature Japan and Qatar.

The prospect of a return to Super Rugby expansion has emerged following details of a major strategic review embarked upon by Sanzaar, the umbrella body for the national unions in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, that also outlines new events and reforms for the Rugby Championship.