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President Rafael Correa visited coastal towns where works are being built

President Rafael Correa visited different counties in the province of Guayas such as Duran, Naranjito and Milagro where works are being built.

Ecuadorian minister of Sports describes participation in Rio 2016 as successful

Ecuadorian minister of Sports Xavier Enderica described the participation of each one of the athletes who travel to Rio Olympics as successful and announced that the Andean country is already getting prepared for Tokio 2020.

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President Correa congratulated athletes who represented Ecuador in Rio Olympic Games

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa congratulated Saturday the team of 38 athletes who represented the country in Rio Olympic Games and added that the high performance plan applied in Ecuador begins to show results.

Ecuadorian minister of Sports describes athletes’ participation in Olympic Games as positive

Ecuadorian athletes competing in Rio Olympic Games have won four Olympic diplomas and two have ranked nine so far in their first Olympic cycle.

Ecuadorian mountaineer Santiago Quintero starts his expedition to K2, the most difficult mountain to climb

Ecuadorian mountaineer Santiago Quintero has a dream of conquering the Summit of K2 since he was young; it is located in the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas and is 8,611 masl. After failing to do it in 2009, he started a new expedition on Monday which he expects to successfully end next July 31st.

Mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from K2’s summit, “the mountain of mountains”

National mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from the world’s most difficult mountain, K2, which he plans to climb by mid this year and was at 240 meters from the top in 2009.

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar stage, heat halts bikes

Last year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah won Thursday's Dakar Rally 11th stage, held in searing heat which made the going extra tough for the motorbike competitors. Mini driver Al-Attiyah picked up his second stage victory of this year's Dakar, completing the drive from La Rioja to San Juan almost six minutes clear of Sebastien Loeb.

FIFA museum to open on February 28

The multi-million dollar FIFA museum, the project of fallen world football chief Sepp Blatter, will open its doors on February 28 in Zurich, two days after the election of his successor, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

Salt and sweet for Peterhansel in Bolivia

Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel proved too strong for his Peugeot teammates Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb in Friday's sixth stage around the largest salt flats in the world in Bolivia.

Loeb builds Dakar lead with third stage win

Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb continued to make light work of his Dakar debut by claiming his third stage win on the gruelling event on Thursday. The French driver, behind the wheel of a Peugeot, took the fifth stage between Jujuy in Argentina and Uyuni in Bolivia to extend his lead in the overall standings.

Zidane takes command at Real Madrid

Thousands of Real Madrid fans turned out to cheer Zinedine Zidane as one of the game's all-time great players started his first day as coach of the Spanish giants. While commentators expressed doubts about the Frenchman's experience, 5,000 fans packed the Alfredo di Stefano stadium at Real's training ground to see Zidane take his first session with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and other superstars.

Price wins Dakar Rally motorcycling second stage

Australian Toby Price won the second stage to take the overall lead in the DakarRally on Monday, a 354km run from Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina.

Ecuador’s soccer saw victories and faced scandals and economic crisis during 2015

In 2015, Ecuadorian soccer teams in the First, Feminine and U-17 categories marked milestones in the national soccer history, while the wrong side was the capture of three directors of the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation for probes on allege money-laundering and the economic crisis the majority of clubs went through.

Germany gives green light to bicycle highways

It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycleAutobahn.

FIFA ex-VP Figueredo extradited to Uruguay

Fallen FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo arrived in his native Uruguay Thursday after being extradited from Switzerland to answer charges tied to the massive corruption scandal roiling international football.

Thousands of Emelec supporters celebrated the three-times champion in Guayaquil

Thousands of Emelec suporters “invaded” Guayaquil’s main streets to celebrate the third championship obtained by the “electric blue” team against Liga de Quito.

FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for eight years

A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini.

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Emelec beats Liga de Quito 3-1 in first final match of the Ecuadorian championship

The current champion of the Ecuadorian soccer had its first victory of the first final game of the championship after defeating 3-1 Liga de Quito on Wednesday night at the Reales Tamarindos stadium in Portoviejo.

US prosecutors target banks over FIFA corruption claims

US prosecutors are threatening to punish banks for failing to flag up suspicious activity on accounts linked to world football's scandal-hit governing body FIFA, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Emelec and Liga de Quito to play final match of the Ecuadorian Soccer Championship

Emelec and Liga Deportiva Universitaria will face each other in the final game of the Ecuadorian Soccer Championship after the last game of the tournament took place on Sunday.