Three rowers have been axed from Russia's team for Rio 2016 after failing to meet the strict criteria for eligibility installed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Rowing Federation (FISA) announced today following a meeting of their Executive Committee.
Nigerian canoeist facing race against time to reach Rio 2016 after delayed flight leaves him stranded in Frankfurt
Nigerian canoe slalomist Johny Akinyemi is facing a race against time to make it to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games after a delayed flight left him stranded in Frankfurt.
Seven Russian athletes have been banned from competing at next month’s Olympic Games by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to impose a blanket ban on the nation.
Rome 2024 has announced that oil and gas company Eni has become an official partner of the Italian capital's bid for the Olympics and Paralympics, as the fight to keep the city in the race continues.
A New Zealand jiu-jitsu athlete has claimed he was kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro, raising further security concerns ahead of next month’s Olympic Games.
Dmity Peskov, press secretary of Vladimir Putin, has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to not implement a blanket ban on Russian athletes at Rio 2016 but revealed the President has no plans to attend the Opening Ceremony.
Nuzman insists serious issues raised with Rio 2016 Athletes' Village will be resolved before Games begin
Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman has insisted all of the issues with the Athletes’ Village will be “resolved” before the Games begin after a number of major problems were raised by those who arrived at the facility over the weekend.
Tokyo 2020 has celebrated four years to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the 32nd Olympiad by holding an event at the Japanese capital’s Haneda Airport.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has criticised the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes at Rio 2016 after they had called for the nation to be completely exiled from the Games in the wake of Richard McLaren’s report.
International Federations will "pull out all the stops" claims IOC Executive Board member as criticism on Russia decision mounts
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member Patrick Hickey insists the International Federations (IFs) will “pull out all the stops” in assessing whether Russian athletes can compete at Rio 2016 amid a backlash of criticism towards the organisation for their decision not to impose a blanket ban on the country.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has claimed the country will “do everything to fight for the integrity and cleanliness of sport” after avoiding a blanket ban from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Major issues with the Rio 2016 Olympic Village have been revealed less than a fortnight before the start of the Games - with some athletes facing turning up to find their accommodation not ready.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has opted not to impose a blanket ban on all Russian athletes from next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, despite the country's doping crisis.
Medal presentations at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature three different types of music, depending on the "style" of the sport.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive director for the Olympic Games Christophe Dubi has moved to allay fears over security at Rio 2016 by claiming the plans in place are “robust” enough to deal with any threat posed at the event.