Rio Games

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

IAAF to decide on Russia

Russia finds out on Friday if the IAAF Council will lift the country's ban from athletics but, even if the vote goes against it, the road to Rio remains open as the IOC will make the final...

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Rio athletes' village unveiled

Despite financial and organisational problems that have delayed other construction projects for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the largest athletes' village in the long history of the Games is...

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Bolt to tune up in London

Usain Bolt will fine-tune his preparations for the Rio Olympics by competing at the Anniversary Games in London on July 22, organisers said.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Maria appeals ban in CAS

Maria Sharapova has appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports, seeking a ruling ahead of the Olympics.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Kyrgios pulls out of Rio, blasts AOC

Fiery Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the Rio Olympics, blaming "unwarranted attacks" on him by Australian Olympic chiefs after he was warned to behave.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rio 2016

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of Rio 2016, accusing the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) of "unfair and unjust treatment" and "unwarranted attacks".

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Professional boxers can compete

Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport's governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

Baki takes aim at Olympics medal drought

An Olympics triumph can make you a hero in any country but legendary status awaits Abdullah Hel Baki if he can finally rid Bangladesh of an unwanted distinction, the biggest nation never to win a...

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

Rafa baffled by no shows

Rafael Nadal knows only too well what it's like to miss out on playing at the Olympics, hence he does not understand why so many of his fellow tennis professionals are turning their backs on...

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Rio artists highlight city's violent underbelly

As Rio de Janeiro prepares to play Olympic host, one art exhibit is flying a less than celebratory five-ring flag portraying five youngsters shot dead by police in this often deadly city.