Spectator Sports in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta sports fans are among the most lukewarm in the United States, at least with regards to professional sports. (College football, on the other hand, is a different story.) Learn more about which sports are popular in Atlanta and where to see them played.

Brazil Keeps its Cool as World Cup Deadlines Loom

Even though there are still two years to go before Brazil kicks off its much anticipated hosting duties of the 2014 World Cup, not a day goes by where the looming event is not mentioned in the press or comes up in the most innocuous and casual conversations.

Arms and the Fan

Among the two things Brazil is most associated with (for better and for worse) are soccer and violence. The only country to have won the World Cup a whopping five times, Brazil is also a country plagued by violence; according to the Map of Violence 2012, recently published by the Instituto Sangari, homicides in Brazil have increased by a whopping 124 percent between 1980 and 2010.

Brazil Scores Big with Museu de Futebol

The Museu de Futebol is located in São Paulo’s Estádio do Pacaembu, a fabulous Art Deco stadium that was completed in 1940 and inaugurated with much pomp and circumstance as the largest soccer stadium in Latin America.