Four US swimmers who said they were robbed at gunpoint made up the story police say to cover up a vandalism incident.
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…
Welcome to euronews’ coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro!
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,
During the Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil paid tribute to its favelas.
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…
It is claimed entire neighbourhoods of people were persuaded to move house to make way for Olympics facilities in Rio.
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.
Security measures at the Rio 2016 Olympic games are in place ahead of Friday evening’s opening ceremony.
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.
It’s Brazil’s busiest border point – and with tens of thousands of people crossing back and forth each day from Paraguay and Argentina – security forces have stepped up checks amid fears of arms traff