As many as 60,000 security personnel could be deployed during next summer's Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, representing a 33 per cent increase on the 40,000 present throughout London 2012.
A total of 65 per cent of those who applied for Rio 2016 tickets in the first draw have been successful.
Protests opposing the continued lack of work to reduce levels of water pollution have taken place on Rio de Janeiro's Botafogo Beach, part of Guanabara Bay on which Olympic and Paralympic sailing is due to take place next year,
Brazilian officials have attended a customs seminar regarding major international sporting events to aid preparations ahead of hosting the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A museum dedicated to Brazil’s Olympic history will be built in Rio de Janeiro on a new site which will also feature the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) headquarters, it has been announced.
Concerns over the safety of those attending next year's Olympic and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have been revived after a series of attacks in the city over recent days, several of which took place within sight of venues to be used during the Games.
The venue scheduled to host water polo during Rio 2016 has been dropped from the Olympic Games programme.
Olympic rowers will learn next week about the potential health risks of competing in the polluted Rio 2016 venue as World Rowing publishes a report on the status of the water at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, in which 50 tons of rotting fish carcasses were reportedly floating last month.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed to pay close attention to the final year of preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, particularly regarding the performance of both the State and City Governments.
Brazil’s doping control laboratory in Rio de Janiero will be available for use at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lifted its suspension today.
Australia’s target to be one of the top five nations in the Rio 2016 medal table has been dubbed more “aspirational” than likely by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) director Matt Favier.
Brazilian politician accused of undermining effort to clean Guanabara Bay by "publicity-seeking" jump into water
Rio de Janeiro State Environment Secretary André Corrêa has attempted to quell fears concerning the state of Guanabara Bay, where Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions will be held next year, by jumping into the water during a television interview in Brazil.
The Itaquera Arena in São Paulo, which hosted the 2014 World Cup opener, has been confirmed as the seventh and final venue for the football tournament at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Ticket provider Kingdom Sports Group are "thrilled" with the response one month after the opening of its sales window for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with applications having surpassed those for London 2012 over the same period.
Rio 2016 has approved CoSport as the Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced.