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.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has praised the "significant progress" made by organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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 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 de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is reportedly preparing a bold proposal to bring Formula One to the Brazilian city.
Wednesday night`s collapse highlights the creaky infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro, host of 2014 soccer World Cup, 2016 Olympics.
Day in Pics: 5th March
Showbiz World - March 5 2015
Sofia Hayat celebrates Holi