Shocked US Olympic delegate urges heads of state ban

The Olympic fiasco arising from US President Barack Obama’s failed promotion of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Games should be avoided by keeping heads of state away from the process, a US delegate said on Sunday.

Caipirinhas in Rio after 2016 Olympics win

Confetti poured over 50,000 cheering Brazilians, swimsuit-clad revelers waved green, yellow and blue flags and bartenders worked overtime serving caipirinhas to celebrate one of Rio`s proudest moments.

Confident Rio ready to land first South American Games

The time has finally come for a South American city to host the Olympic Games with Brazil enjoying unprecedented economic and social growth, confident Rio 2016 bid leaders said on Tuesday.