A Commission is to be set up by the Rio de Janeiro City Council to investigate whether construction projects associated with the Olympic and Paralympic Games were tarnished by corruption, it has been announced.
Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt is among the many sporting stars who are supporting a new campaign launched here today aimed at protecting children from exploitation and abuse around this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Pan American National Olympic Committee Presidents handed Rio 2016 Torches in celebration of "Unity of the Americas"
Presidents of the 41 Pan American National Olympic Committees were handed Rio 2016 Torches here this evening in a special ceremony celebrating the "Unity of the Americas" attended by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has denied that it has splashed out on an all expenses paid trip to the Rio 2016 Olympics for three politicians - which was said to include business class flights.
Brazil's under-fire President Dilma Rousseff rekindled the Olympic flame for the first time on Brazilian soil here this morning to set into motion a Torch Relay due to last for the next 94 days until the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016 on August 5.
Double Olympic volleyball champion Fabiana named first torchbearer ahead of Rio 2016 flame arriving in Brazil
Rio 2016's Olympic Flame is crossing the Atlantic overnight ahead of its arrival here in the Brazilian capital tomorrow morning, where volleyball superstar Fabiana Claudino will become the first official torchbearer.
Scientists in Brazil have warned that Zika could be even more dangerous than first thought, heightening concerns about the mosquito-borne virus ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be shown on video messaging application Snapchat after the signing of an unprecedented deal with American rightsholders NBC.
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has admitted to concerns about the Zika virus as she prepares to defend her title at Rio 2016 in August.
A petition has been set-up calling for the complete demolition of the elevated cycle path still due to be completed in time for Rio 2016 after its partial collapse led to the death of two people last week.
Rio 2016 have sought to ease concerns over the progress of the Olympic Velodrome by staging an "informal test" at the venue.
"Zika-proof" uniforms will be worn by the South Korean team at August's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in an attempt to protect athletes from the mosquito-borne virus.
The main athletics track for the Rio 2016 Olympics has now been laid by Mondo following a series of delays, and everything is on target to meet the deadline of a test event due to be held from May 14 to 16.
The Rio 2016 flame is not yet quite on the way to Rio de Janeiro and will first visit Switzerland where it will be greeted at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva tomorrow before arriving at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
French judo star Teddy Riner has declared his interest in carrying the country’s flag at the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016, ahead of defending his men’s over 100 kilogram title.