Power has been restored to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro after the stadium's managers paid an overdue electricity bill of R$1.3 million (£338,000/$424,000/€400,000).
Rio 2016 Olympics Medal Table
Sarah Keane, the new President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), has apologised to the families of athletes who failed to get tickets for last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro following the scandal that embroiled former leader Patrick Hickey.
Several venues used at the Olympic and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro last year have fallen into disrepair just six months after the conclusion of the events in the Brazilian city.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have denied the organisation or its President Thomas Bach have been contacted for information regarding a Brazilian police investigation into alleged ticket touting at Rio 2016.
The electricity supply at Rio de Janeiro's world famous Maracanã Stadium has been cut off due to unpaid bills.
Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella has opened part of the Barra da Tijuca Olympic Park to the public after renovations were completed.
Jason Smyth was among a number of Northern Irish athletes who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to attend an event to celebrate their achievements at the Parliament Buildings in Belfast.
Payments owed by Rio 2016 to Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATR), International Federations (IF) and National Olympic Committees (NOC) as well as suppliers, sponsors and members of the public are still yet to be completed, insidethegames understands.
Names of all athletes who earned medals at Rio 2016 have been inscribed on a "Wall of Champions" unveiled in the main Olympic and Paralympic Park in Barra de Tijuca.
Olympic men's singles table tennis champion Ma Long has been named China's Best Male Athlete of the Year at an awards ceremony in Beijing.
A consortium of companies has been ordered to immediately resume maintenance of the Maracanã Stadium after reports of how the venue has fallen into disrepair since Rio 2016.
The Deodoro Olympic Park, which was due to be used as a park and recreation area following the Rio 2016 Games, has been closed amid a struggle to find a use for it.
Exclusive: Rio 2016 insist all ticketing refunds will be paid by January 10 as concerns grow over late payments
Rio 2016 have set a deadline of Tuesday (January 10) to pay refunds still owed for Olympic and Paralympic ticket exchanges which should have been paid in November.
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has spoken in more detail about how they were told by Rio 2016 four weeks before the Opening Ceremony how there was no money left to organise the Paralympic Games.
Rio 2016 have rejected claims that they are to blame for the state of disrepair the Maracanã Stadium has fallen into since it hosted Opening and Closing Ceremonies and football finals at last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.