Rio 2016 have been forced to push their BMX test event back a day after riders refused to race, claiming the course for the event was “unsafe”.
São Paulo has signed a host city contract to stage Olympic football, with 10 matches set to be played in the Corinthians Arena during Rio 2016.
Foreigners who usually require a visa to enter Brazil are unlikely to need one during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games after the country’s Lower House voted to grant a 90-day waiver.
The Whitewater Stadium, which will play host to canoe slalom events at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, has been officially unveiled by Mayor Eduardo Paes at a ceremony in the Brazilian city.
Rio 2016 have urged National Olympic Committees to seek "non-traditional" forms of accommodation during next year's Olympics and Paralympics, such as rented apartments through their partnership with Airbnb.
Rio 2016's budget for next year's Olympic Opening Ceremony will be just 10 per cent of that allocated ahead of the London 2012 Games, it has been revealed, as Brazil continues to struggle with economic and political problems.
Rio 2016 has released an update on the construction of venues for next year's Olympics, which claims that six sites are 90 per cent complete.
Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, has strongly criticised the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics, accusing them of showing “disrespect” for their requirements by providing substandard facilities and failing to act on warnings about the hazardous nature of the open water swimning venue at Copacabana beach and nearby open-air venues for diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.
The completed BMX course for Rio 2016 has been unveiled by the city's Government.
Exclusive: Brazilian officials should be blamed for polluted water at Rio 2016, claims British sailing chief
Brazilian politicians and businessmen charged with cleaning Rio's Guanabara Bay should be held to account for how they have used their resources, and should be blamed for problems rather than sporting authorities, the head of one of the world's most successful sailing teams has said.
Rio 2016 President claims health of athletes "number one priority" amid fears of water quality at sailing venue
Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman claims water in the Guanabara Bay sailing venue will be "totally clean" by the end of this year, although he stopped short of fully guaranteeing that not a single athlete will become ill during next year's Olympics and Paralympics.
Officials accused of talking "jibber-jabber" and not caring about athletes as another sailor taken ill after Rio 2016 test event
Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and sailing authorities have been accused of "not caring about athletes" by a prominent blogger as another sailor has complained of falling ill after competing at last week's test event on the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay.
Pollution worries have been to the fore once again during the Rio 2016 sailing test event on Guanabara Bay, with concerns over rubbish remaining on the course as well as a lack of water quality monitoring from the Rio authorities.
Concerns over pollution in Guanabara Bay have intensified after South Korean windsurfer Wonwoo Cho was taken to hospital during a Rio 2016 sailing test event.
Rio 2016 Olympic Village workers living in conditions similar to "slavery", Brazilian prosecutor claims
A group of 11 workers on the Ilha Pura residential complex for the 2016 Olympic Games, which will house athletes at the event in Rio de Janeiro, have been reportedly living in squalid conditions with a Brazilian prosecutor liking them to "slavery".