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.
Federal investigators in Brazil have expanded their probe into whether construction projects associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympics were tarnished by corruption by including all the Games venues in their inquiries.
A small fire, which may have been caused deliberately by disgruntled former workers, caused minor damage to office space in the foremost Olympic Park to be used at this summer's Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Administrators of the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro have reportedly sacked 75 per cent of the arena’s staff, eight months before the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games.
Air conditioning will be provided in all bedrooms and communal facilities at the Rio 2016 Athletes' Village, organisers have promised today following reports such facilities would be sacrificed in order to reduce costs.
Brazilian bribery laws "very probably" broken during Rio 2016 construction process, investigator admits
More than BRL R$37.6 billion (£6.6 billion/$10 billion/€9.4 billion) worth of construction contracts for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics are being investigated as part of a long-running Brazilian police investigation into corruption at state-run oil firm Petrobras, an investigator has revealed.