Brazil's Minister of Sport Leonardo Picciani has confirmed a fire has damaged the Rio 2016 Olympic Velodrome.
Brazil to complete World Cup qualifying campaign without playing a match at troubled Maracanã Stadium
The iconic Maracanã Stadium will not be used for any of the nation's World Cup qualification matches after the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) opted to stage their clash with Chile in October in São Paulo.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the former Brazilian President who played a key role in Rio de Janeiro's successful bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison.
Rio 2016 were warned today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that they will not receive any more funding from them to help settle their debts.
Rio 2016 will update the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the dissolution of the Organising Committee and payment of debts at their Extraordinary Session next week.
The cost of last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has increased to BRL$43.3 billion (£10.4 billion/$13.2 billion/€11.8 billion) - around BRL$14.5 billion (£3.5 billion/$4.4 billion/€3.9 billion) more than originally planned.
Former Rio de Janeiro State Governor Sérgio Cabral has been sentenced to 14 years in prison today after being found guilty of corruption and money laundering charges.
Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada has claimed it is "impossible" for alligators to be found at the Olympic canoe slalom course following reports that the animal had been spotted at the venue.
World Union of Olympic Cities (WUOC) general secretary Melanie Duparc has claimed it is too early to assess the legacy of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, claiming it can take as long as 40 years before the benefits of such a major event are realised.
The Rio Olympic Velodrome has re-opened eight months after the conclusion of the Paralympic Games for a three-day bike festival.
Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is among several athletes to have sent their Olympic medals back to be repaired, after they were found to be defective.
A report detailing the cost of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is due to be published on June 14.
Medals awarded during last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have begun to disintegrate and need repairing.
Federal Police in Brazil are reportedly preparing a major operation against the country's sports federations with the ultimate target being the National Olympic Committee.
Rio City Hall have officially opened Carioca Arena 3, one of the venues for last year’s Olympic Games, to the Brazilian public.