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  • Brazil investigating possible corruption at Olympic venues

    Brazilian investigators expand their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters.

  • 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.

  • Diamond in hot water

    Twice Olympic shooting champion Michael Diamond has been arrested for drunk driving and charged with firearms offences, the Australian Olympic Committee says on Monday.

  • Russia backs IOC over Beijing doping action

    Russia's sports ministry says on Wednesday it fully supports actions by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar athletes who dope from competitions, but said clean athletes should not be excluded from the Rio games.

  • Australia briefed on Zika virus

    Australia captain Steven Smith and his team have been warned about risks associated with the Zika virus ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month.

  • Neymar eyes gold at Rio

    Neymar says sitting out of the Copa America is worth it for the chance to lead Brazil to gold in front of a home crowd at the Rio Olympics in August.

  • Extra-strong condoms for Aussie Olympic team

    Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say on Monday.

  • Baki gets wild card for Rio

    The International Olympic Committee yesterday granted a 'wild card' for shooter Abdullah Hel Baki for the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21.

  • Messi disappointed to miss Olympics

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi admits he would have liked play at the Olympic Games after he was left out of the squad in order to take part in the Copa America Centenario.