Rio de Janeiro

Brazil beat Colombia in Chape benefit game

Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a benefit match for the families of those killed in the Chapecoense air disaster but Wednesday's game in Rio de Janeiro was marred by a disappointing turnout.

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.

October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016

Obama says Olympic host decisions a little 'cooked'

President Barack Obama has suggested that decisions on who hosts the Olympics are corrupt, in a wide-ranging interview that touched on Chicago's failed 2016 bid.

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016

Rio's faux pas sparks cross-border food fight

Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has unwittingly sparked a cross-border food fight after suggesting that a rice dish

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 9, 2016
September 9, 2016

Lochte gets 10-month suspension

American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, US media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal

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

Malachowski sells medal to save boy

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

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 25, 2016
August 25, 2016

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

China win v'ball gold

China won their third Olympic Games women's volleyball gold on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Serbia in the final. ...