Olympics: Crisis? What crisis? asks Rio 2016 chiefs

Olympics: Crisis? What crisis? asks Rio 2016 chiefs

Local organising committee head Carlos Nuzman insisted work was on schedule.
 

Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says 'have to worry'

Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says 'have to worry'

Brazil is larger than the continental United States and has thousands of miles (kilometers) of porous borders, some slicing through the Amazon jungle region. 

Rio de Janeiro mayor bans Uber, open to debating regulation

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro said on Tuesday he would ban the use of ride-hailing app Uber in the city, but left the door open to possible regulation of the service in the future.

Marathon swimmers get Rio water all-clear - FINA

Marathon swimmers get Rio water all-clear - FINA

Marathon swimmers taking part in a 2016 Olympics test event in Rio`s notoriously polluted off-shore waters suffered no serious health problems, the sport`s governing body said Friday.

Rio de Janeiro will be ready for Olympics: Mayor

Rio de Janeiro will be ready for Olympics: Mayor

Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are running on time and under budget, proving Brazil's capacity to keep its promises, city mayor Eduardo Paes has said.

Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games

The one-year countdown to the Rio Olympics began Wednesday with officials promising to overcome Brazil`s usual chaos in a Summer Games that will transform the city and thrill the world.

Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

Brazil`s largest-ever corruption scandal threatens to slow down preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year as it engulfs construction companies responsible for the lion`s share of projects worth around $12 billion.

IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations

IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the state of preparations for South America's first Olympic Games to be staged in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Paralympic Committee praises Rio Paralympics planning

Paralympic Committee praises Rio Paralympics planning

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has praised the "significant progress" made by organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Brazil`s southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said.

Rio mayor wants Olympic planning body dissolved

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes has called upon Brazil`s federal government to disband the Olympic Public Authority (APO), a public body created to oversee planning for the 2016 Olympics.

Rio to bid for Formula 1 race

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is reportedly preparing a bold proposal to bring Formula One to the Brazilian city.

Rio buildings collapse: 4 dead, 22 missing

Wednesday night`s collapse highlights the creaky infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro, host of 2014 soccer World Cup, 2016 Olympics.