Olympics Rio de Janeiro

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 11, 2016
September 11, 2016

Farah was fixing fantasy team

Mo Farah reveals what he was doing just minutes before walking onto the track to make Olympic history.

September 8, 2016
September 8, 2016

Lochte banned 10 months

US swimmer Ryan Lochte is slapped with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Olympics.

August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016

'Mammoth' leads Brazil

Alison "The Mammoth" Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt spark wild scenes at a rain-soaked Copacabana stadium as they power to men's beach volleyball gold.

August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016

Lochte, USOC say sorry

US gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for his behaviour at the Olympics.

July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016

Wild cards for Sagor, Tumpa

Bangladesh received two more wild cards for the Rio Olympic Games as the number of confirmed participation for the country increased to four.

July 5, 2016
July 5, 2016

'Brazil welcomes the world to Rio'

Michel Temer, the interim president of Brazil, has welcomed people of the world to Brazil to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August-September.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Sachin becomes Rio Olympics goodwill ambassador

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar becomes India's third goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He accepted the offer after the national Olympic body invited the batting legend to come on board on April 29, confirms India Olympics Association (IOA).

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

Olympic torch handed over to Brazilians

With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic flame has been handed over in Athens to the Brazilian authorities.