Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.

February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017

Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.

November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016

Police fire on Inter fans as relegation looms

Brazilian police fired percussion grenades at rioting Internacional fans on Thursday after a 1-1 draw at home to Ponte Preta left the Porto Alegre club in danger of relegation for the first time in their history.

November 17, 2016
November 17, 2016

Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country.

September 18, 2016
September 18, 2016

Rio Paralympics stages final show

Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist.

September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016

Dwarfs stand tall at Rio Paralympics

Dwarfs at the Rio Paralympics are getting the big stage they say they deserve.

August 27, 2016
August 27, 2016

Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil.

August 27, 2016
August 27, 2016

Top Kenyan Olympic committee official arrested

Kenyan police arrest the secretary-general of the country's Olympic committee (NOCK) in the wake of a series of scandals and embarrassments at the Rio Games.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

Lochte charged over false robbery claim

The Brazilian authorities have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016

Greg swaps spikes for dancing shoes

Britain's long jump world champion Greg Rutherford is to take a break from his day job to appear on the BBC's popular