Rio de Janeiro
The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are the 15th edition of the competition The Games first took to the world stage in Rome in 1960, a week after the regular summer Olympics ended in the…
Andrei Fomochkin has been banned from the Rio Paralympic Games after waving a Russian flag at the opening ceremony.
Almost everything has been scaled back, from venues to seating and staffing, after the organising committee ran out of money.
What the wind and rain isn’t bringing down is starting to come down as workers begin to dismantle the Olympics infrastructure not needed for the upcoming…
Top European Olympic official Patrick Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his duties, after being arrested in Rio in connection with a police probe into illegal ticket…
The head of international football’s governing body from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange, has died at the age of 100 in his hometown Rio de Janeiro.
One of the massive successes of RIO 2016 has been the Olympic Boulevard, in the rejuvenated port district, which boasts an Olympic flame, live music on three stages, a hot air balloon, bungee jumping,
The people of Rio de Janeiro's City of God' favela are hoping that a gold medal win by one of their own - Rafaela Silva - will help remove the stigma they face daily.
RIO DE JANEIRO – The German delegation sighed a breath of relief on Tuesday after Michael Jung successfully defended his men’s individual eventing
The director of a British corporate hospitality company and his Brazilian translator have been arrested in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of ticket touting and could face up to two years in…
Strong winds in Rio have forced Olympic organisers to postpone rowing events for a second day.
Rio Olympic organisers continued to be plagued with problems as strong winds, a knife-point robbery of a foreign government official and fresh doping
Sunday – day two of the Olympics – saw fans continue their Rio routine, heading off to their chosen event, in the Brazilian sunshine.
Both temperatures and spirits soared in Rio on the first day of the 31st summer Olympics.
For the first time ever, an entire refugee team made up of athletes of different nationalities is taking part in the Olympics.
Up to half a million foreign visitors are descending on Rio for the Olympics, despite concerns over crime, pollution, the Zika virus and the threat of terrorism.
Former Brazilian volleyball player Isabel Barroso Salgado posed with the Olympic torch at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, ahead of the Games’ official opening…
Protesters set fire to the Brazilian flag in Rio ahead of the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, angry at a spectacle they feel has nothing to do with them.
There were magical scenes at Rio’s Maracana Stadium as the first Olympic Games ever held in South America officially got underway on Friday.
The world witnessed an explosive opening to the Rio Olympics, with fireworks inside and protests outside the Maracaña stadium.
Fears that athletes will contract the Zika virus at Brazil’s Olympic Games won’t go away.
Riot police have fired tear gas and pepper spray at protesters who obstructed the route of the Olympic flame through a poor neighbourhood of Rio.
The Rio Games will be the first to host athletes competing under the flag of Kosovo, which proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008.
The Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Games having been carried through more than 300 cities by over 12,000 individuals, including athletes and celebrities.