Parts of a mutilated body have been discovered on Copacabana beach, just yards away from the site of the beach volleyball venue for this year's Olympic Games, according to police.
London 2012 gold medal-winning boxer Katie Taylor has hit out at golfers who have pulled out of competing at Rio 2016 due to concerns over Zika, with the Irishwoman accusing them of using it as an excuse.
Rio police hold up signs welcoming tourists "to hell" as strikes threatened during Olympics and Paralympics
Police in Rio de Janeiro are threatening to go on strike during the Olympic and Paralympics as concerns over Games-time security continue to escalate.
International Cycling Union (UCI) track and Para-cycling manager Gilles Peruzzi has claimed there has been “great progress” at the Olympic Velodrome in Rio de Janeiro after a low-key test event was held at the venue.
The Torch Relay for Rio 2016 has encountered further problems after a man attempted to throw a bucket of water on the Olympic Flame as it continued its journey through the Brazilian town of Maracaju.
Rio State Governor admits Olympics could be "big failure" if transport and security concerns not addressed
Rio de Janeiro interim State Governor Francisco Dornelles has admitted the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics could be a "big failure" if appropriate arrangements are not made regarding security and transport plans.
Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has belatedly delivered the Olympic Velodrome to Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman, although work on the facility remains ongoing ahead of the Olympic Games.
Spanish basketball star Gasol confirms Rio 2016 participation as Jamaican sprinter reveals he has Zika
Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol has confirmed he will represent his country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games despite initially admitting he was considering withdrawing from the event due to fears over the Zika virus.
A coastal bike route close to the Olympic Park in Barra de Tijuca is still due to open in time for Rio 2016 despite the partial collapse which caused two deaths earlier this year.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory in Rio de Janeiro just 42 days before the start of this year's Olympic Games.
Rio 2016 officially unveil Athletes' Village for Olympic and Paralympic Games as basketball star named Mayor
Rio 2016 has officially unveiled the Athletes’ Village for this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of the first athlete arrivals next month.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be shown in eight additional territories across sub-Saharan Africa after international sports marketing agency Infront Sports & Media sealed a broadcast rights deal.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have criticised the killing of a jaguar which was used in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Torch Ceremony in Manaus.
A special measure meaning State Governments across Brazil do not have to repay debts until the end of the year has been passed in a boost ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Complete Russian ban from Rio Olympics "not impossible" if Sochi 2014 allegations proven, warns Pound
Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Richard Pound believes suspending the entire Russian team from Rio 2016 would be "not impossible" if allegations of state-sponsored doping at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games are proven next month.