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.
Rio de Janeiro State Government facing "financial calamity" with less than 50 days until Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro State Governor Francisco Dornelles has declared an unprecedented “state of public calamity in financial administration” with less than 50 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Brazil’s Tourism Minister Henrique Alves has resigned less than 50 days before the Rio 2016 Olympics after being accused of accepting money diverted from oil giant Petrobras, the company at the centre of a corruption inquiry in the country.
Additional funding, which is vital for the completion of the subway extension linking the Rio 2016 Olympic Park with the city centre, is due to be provided by the Federal Government by "the start of next week", the host nation's interim President Michel Temer has promised.
Rio 2016 has unveiled the official slogan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games - "A New World".
Medal designs for the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been unveiled today in a special ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has said that the number of Zika virus cases recorded in Rio de Janeiro has fallen 90 per cent in recent months.
Construction has been temporarily suspended at the Rio 2016 beach volleyball venue on Copacabana beach after a necessary permit was not presented to city officials.
Pollution worries have once again risen ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after a report claimed that drug-resistant "super-bacteria” has been found at several beaches across the city.
The Brazilian Government are reportedly considering paying an emergency loan to Rio de Janeiro state, which continues to battle huge financial problems in the build-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.