It appears the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled for this weekend will go on, despite the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters there. Advertisers don't appear worried about any backlash.
Protesters gathered outside the 2014 World Cup qualifying draw this weekend in Rio de Janeiro to demand that the soccer tournament stay free of corruption. They promised to keep up pressure as the event nears.
Brazil is well-known for containing the majority of the Amazon River Basin, which ranks as the world's largest tropical rainforest. Eco-tourists flock to the region for its incomparable biodiversity and exotic beauty. Pictured is an aerial view of the Mato Grosso/Para state border in Brazil's Amazon Basin.
Despite long stretches of domination by France, the US national team reached its third WWC final thanks to late goals by Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.
The sixth 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup runs from June 26 to July 17 in cities across Germany. Marta Vieira da Silva, a Brazilian forward nicknamed 'Pele with skirts,' is considered to be the best female soccer player in the world. Here she jumps over Trine Ronning of Norway during a match in Wolfsburg, Germany, on July 3.
The British Olympic Association plans to field soccer teams at the 2012 Olympic Games, but the national football associations of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland don't want any part of it.