Prosecutors said model Najila Trindade did not produce any of the evidence she claimed she had, including a video that allegedly proved the player attacked her.
The ruling by the Brazil Gymnastics Federation's disciplinary tribunal follows a Brazilian TV report that Fernando de Carvalho Lopes had sexually abused more than 40 victims.
Two assailants open fire inside a school near Sao Paulo, killing eight people before turning their weapons on themselves, authorities say.
Brazil's leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accuses his far-right rival Jair Bolsonaro of "illegal" dirty tricks by hiring firms to spread lies through bulk messages via WhatsApp. Bolsonaro denies allegation.
Truckers angry over fuel price hikes are striking for a fifth straight day in Brazil despite a deal reached with unions to suspend the stoppage.
Now in its 15th year, the contest aims to give the elderly a bit of fun
A 24-storey abandoned office building occupied by hundreds of squatters was engulfed in flames and collapsed in the centre of Sao Paulo.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he would turn himself in to police, in his first comments after the arrest warrant. He has been given 12-year prison sentence for accepting a luxury apartment as a kickback.
The Guarani Indian tribe was always easy to miss even though it has lived in Sao Paulo for more than three centuries. Now the tribe could disappear entirely as the government plans to reduce the size of their reservation.
Researchers have found hundreds of new species in the Amazon rainforest, but warn human activity threatens the discoveries.
In late 2016, the Rio city hall said there were 14,279 people living on the street – triple the number in 2013.
Brazil's lawmakers vote 263-227 to block massive bribery charges against scandal-plagued President Michel Temer. A vote against Temer would have resulted in moving the case to the Supreme Court.
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