BRAZIL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BRAZIL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Keating: China will be the world’s biggest Christian country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853762-82/china-million-christian-christians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853762-82/china-million-christian-christians.html.csp">Keating: China will be the world’s biggest Christian country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joshua Keating</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T16:35:58.387-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">China likely already has more Protestants — an estimated 58 million — than South Africa or Brazil, major centers of evangelical revival, and 67 million Christians in all — larger than the total population of France. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in all of Europe. But Tom Philips of the Telegraph suggests this growth is just in its early stages: “By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon,” said Fenggang Yang, a professor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57853762@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:35:58 MDT Soccer: FIFA medical chief ‘hates’ Brazil drug test plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806705-77/fifa-samples-hooghe-brazil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806705-77/fifa-samples-hooghe-brazil.html.csp">Soccer: FIFA medical chief ‘hates’ Brazil drug test plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN LEICESTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:59.128-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monaco • FIFA’s medical chief is “really not happy” with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results. FIFA had to turn to the Swiss lab because the Brazilian laboratory that was expected to analyze World Cup samples repeatedly failed to comply with World Anti-Doping Agency standards. FIFA expects to send about 1,000 blood and urine samples to the WADA-accr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578067052014-04-12T16:00:59.128-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T16:00:59.128-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806705@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:59 MDT Bach: IOC sending Olympic troubleshooter to Rio next week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802034-77/ioc-games-bach-rio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802034-77/ioc-games-bach-rio.html.csp">Bach: IOC sending Olympic troubleshooter to Rio next week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T16:27:46.014-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belek, Turkey • The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday that Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director of the Olympic Games, is being dispatched to Rio several months earlier than scheduled to begin dealing with the construction holdups and political paralysis that is putting some sports venues at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578020342014-04-11T16:27:46.014-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T16:27:46.014-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802034@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:46 MDT NBA to play preseason games in China, Brazil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57801764-77/nba-oct-games-brazil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57801764-77/nba-oct-games-brazil.html.csp">NBA to play preseason games in China, Brazil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T16:27:46.093-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October. The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 in Shanghai and Oct. 15 in Beijing. The Spurs will also play two Euroleague Basketball teams. San Antonio faces eight-time German champion Alba Berlin in Berlin on Oct. 8 and five-time Turk...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578017642014-04-11T16:27:46.093-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T16:27:46.093-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801764@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:46 MDT Olympics: Bach promises action on delays threatening 2016 Games in Rio http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795750-77/rio-bach-games-ioc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795750-77/rio-bach-games-ioc.html.csp">Olympics: Bach promises action on delays threatening 2016 Games in Rio</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:59:27.368-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belek, Turkey • With sports federations demanding a “Plan B” because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach promised Wednesday to take action to ease the crisis threatening the 2016 Olympics. Bach and other Olympic officials said the construction holdups and political paralysis have reached a critical point, requiring the IOC to take special measures to save the games. “It is about time for action,” Bach said following an unprecedented venting of criticism and complai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577957502014-04-10T16:59:27.368-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T16:59:27.368-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795750@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:59:27 MDT Soccer: Cue samba: Brazil’s World Cup bound to be special http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790676-77/cup-brazil-june-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790676-77/cup-brazil-june-football.html.csp">Soccer: Cue samba: Brazil’s World Cup bound to be special</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN LEICESTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.359-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like sunshine and happiness or Lennon and McCartney, football and Brazil go together, each making the other better. So the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years is bound to be special. Having cracked open a new continent four years ago in South Africa, the planet’s most popular sport now returns to its spiritual home, the country which more than any other has put the wow factor into football. Football and Brazil will both win if the four-week feast of 64 matches fulfills expectations for a samba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906762014-04-09T16:58:04.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790676@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Soccer: Mexico upbeat about its World Cup chances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790671-77/mexico-team-cup-brazil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790671-77/mexico-team-cup-brazil.html.csp">Soccer: Mexico upbeat about its World Cup chances</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.397-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Mexico’s gold medal at the London Olympics was supposed to be a good sign for the national team as it looked ahead to the World Cup. Instead, the Mexicans barely qualified. Despite all the problems of 2013, Mexico coach Miguel Herrera says his team can go deep — very deep — into the tournament in Brazil. “The round of 16 seems like very little,” Herrera said recently, “we’re going to reach the final.” Mexico had four coaches during its qualifying campaign, finished 11 points behind...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906712014-04-09T16:58:04.397-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.397-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790671@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Brazil’s focus turns to glitzy Carnival parades http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621161-68/parades-brazil-carnival-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621161-68/parades-brazil-carnival-groups.html.csp">Brazil’s focus turns to glitzy Carnival parades</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T22:12:02.745-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio De Janeiro • Carnival revelers are packing streets across Brazil for raucous open-air parties that begin at daybreak and pulse through the night. But attention is now turning to the sequin-drenched samba group parades set to begin in Rio de Janeiro. The nightlong parades will see six samba groups showing off both Sunday and Monday nights, with powerful percussion sections, elaborate floats and more than 2,500 participants in each parade, which last about an hour. Millions of Brazilians watch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576211612014-03-02T22:12:02.745-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-02T22:12:02.745-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621161@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:12:02 MDT Utah basketball: Lenz feels at home on the court with family in town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57589526-77/lenz-utah-center-renan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57589526-77/lenz-utah-center-renan.html.csp">Utah basketball: Lenz feels at home on the court with family in town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T17:09:22.906-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 05:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It may have been as simple as getting Renan Lenz a home-cooked meal. Other than that, there aren’t many ways to explain Utah’s 6-foot-10 senior big man having his best and most important game of the season. The Brazil native — with his parents visiting him in America for the first time in two years — scored 14 points in 13 minutes on Sunday night, helping the Utes to an 86-63 win over Arizona State. They will also be on hand Saturday for Senior Day when Utah takes on Colorado. Lenz’s performance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57589526@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:09:22 MDT