The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) will appeal in the Swiss Federal Court on Monday (August 29) against the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold a blanket ban on their athletes from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Rio 2016 Olympics Medal Table
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has announced the list of Olympic nominees for its post-Rio 2016 awards with gymnastics sensation Simone Biles among those in the running for the best female prize and swimming legend Michael Phelps in contention for the male equivalent.
China are facing a one-year ban from weightlifting after the sport’s world governing body confirmed that the country's three failed retests from Beijing 2008 samples were enough to warrant such a sanction under rules adopted earlier this year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that no cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in anyone associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Brazilian police have charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has today appointed accountancy Grant Thornton to conduct an independent review of its handling of ticketing arrangements for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Sochi’s Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov has expressed an interest in his city staging an event which could be held specifically for Russian Paralympians who were banned from competing at next month’s Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has praised Rio 2016 for "showcasing Olympism in its truest form".
South African judge Thokozile Masipa has thrown out the State’s appeal against her “lenient” six-year-sentence given to convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius because she felt there was “no reasonable” chance it would be successful.
Rome’s Five Star Movement (M5S) is still against the Italian capital hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, according to its leader Paolo Ferrara.
Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has sparked fresh calls for the city to bid for the Olympic Games in either 2028 or 2032 after he revealed he would consult with key officials in the area about whether they should pursue an attempt to bring the event back to Victoria for the first time since 1956.
A taskforce will be established in India as part of a bid to improve their performances at the next three editions of the Summer Olympic Games, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced after the world’s second most populous nation returned from Rio 2016 with just two medals.
IPC to ask Brazilian children to attend Rio 2016 for free as part of #FillTheSeats donation campaign
A campaign entitled #FillTheSeats has been launched in a bid to get Brazilian children to fill the high volume of expected empty seats at next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Ibrahim Al Hussein and Shahrad Nasajpour have been announced as the two refugee and asylee Para-athletes who will make up the Independent Paralympic Athletes (IPA) team at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games next month.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch has been lit by Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer at a ceremony held in the host nation’s capital Brasília.