A threadbare Russian Olympic team gathered at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport to board a flight to Rio.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the exclusion of some Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics is "discrimination".
Hundreds of striking state workers march through Rio to urge the Brazilian government to pay their wages instead of hosting the Olympics.
With less than a month left until the start of the Rio Olympics, the number of tourists in some of the best located slums of the city is steadily
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with international standards.
A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after an Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil.
The governor of Olympic host city Rio has declared a financial emergency.
The international Olympic Committee’s executive board has met for the final time before the Rio Games take place in August.
The first ever Olympic Games to take place on South American soil is now looming large. The 2016 Rio Olympics begin on August 5th and some 10,000
Stunning views of iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, a sun-drenched patio nestled in the hills of Atlantic rainforest and rooms costing a fraction of nearby
A senior European Athletics official has said Russia does not have a “moral right” to compete at this summer’s Rio Olympics, as claimed by the
Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray said on Tuesday he would not being staying at the athletes’ village at this summer’s Rio Olympics, instead
The Olympic torch arrives in Brazil for the official start of the torch relay, counting down 95 days to the opening ceremony.
Russia tasted success at the Rio Olympic venue for fencing this week although there was no Olympic gold on offer. Russia’s Tatiana Logunova upset the
At least two people have been killed in Brazil’s Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro when a new cycle lane collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean. The beach
The Olympic torch, lit in southern Greece, will be carried all the way to Brazil, where the Games kick off in August.
As Brazil’s congress voted to launch impeachment proceedings against the President Dilma Rousseff, thousands of ‘yes’ supporters exploded into
With the Brazilian president facing impeachment, the economy in the doldrums and a number of venues beset by problems, you’d be forgiven for thinking
The venues may not be ready for the upcoming Olympics in Rio, but Brazil's special forces have launched a series of security operations ahead of the games.
German Olympic beach volleyball medal hopes Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig are already in Rio preparing for the summer games. The training and
A court in Brazil has blocked funding for the construction of an Olympic venue on suspicion of corruption.
Brazil’s defence minister this week said any violent protests over the deepening political and economic crisis in the country will be met by force as
The testing of sports events, arenas and facilities for the Rio Olympics are coming thick and fast now with just under five months to go until the
Judges at France’s highest financial court in Paris are to investigate the bidding and voting processes for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro and 2020 Tokyo
Concerns over Rio’s Olympic preparations are set to top the agenda at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) meeting on Tuesday, after a severed
New plans being proposed at boxing’s world governing body (AIBA) could see professionals allowed to participate at this summer’s Rio Olympics. Boxing