Football legend Pelé has denied any knowledge of alleged bribes paid before Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has denied any involvement in or awareness of alleged bribes paid before Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Football legend Pelé has reportedly blamed strike action for missing a second appointment to testify in defence of Carlos Nuzman as part of the bribery investigation surrounding Rio de Janeiro's victory in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic bidding contest.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been called as a defence witness by disgraced Rio de Janeiro Governor Sérgio Cabral regarding the investigation into alleged bribes paid before the city was awarded the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A former rival of ex-Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman has testified that the official supposedly colluded with disgraced state governor Sérgio Cabral to help him in his bid to become President of Brazil.
Brazilian football club Flamengo have finalised an agreement to play their home games at the famous Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro until 2022.
A bribe allegedly paid to Senegal's ex-athletics boss Lamine Diack supposedly secured Rio de Janeiro four votes in their successful bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the reported testimony of a key witness.
Two former Presidents of the last two Olympic host nations have begun jail terms.
All 36 referees and judges who officiated at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games could be permanently banned from officiating as part of an investigation into match-fixing, it has been reported.
IOC urge Brazil to dismantle temporary Rio 2016 venues to fulfill legacy as military take control of city
Brazilian authorities have been urged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to dismantle temporary venues still standing 18 months after Rio 2016 finished in order to fulfill their legacy plans.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Minister Shunichi Suzuki has visited Rio 2016 venues and facilities due to be used at this year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires as part of a visit to South America.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe is reportedly underway in the United States investigating corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Rio de Janeiro in 2009.
There has been no damage has reported to the Velodrome built for last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a second fire at the venue in four months.
A judge in Rio de Janeiro has rejected claims of "irregularities"brought by a lawyer in the case of Kevin Mallon, an Irish employee of THG Sports, the British company at the centre of claims that tickets were sold on the black market and who faces charges including ambush marketing, ticket touting, tax evasion, criminal association, and larceny.
A Brazilian court has ordered that Carlos Nuzman be conditionally released from jail two days after he was officially charged with corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and running a criminal organisation.