Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Last week, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory had been stopped from conducting tests. 

Brazil extends $850 million emergency loan to Rio for Olympics

Brazil extends $850 million emergency loan to Rio for Olympics

Brazil`s government authorized an emergency transfer of 2.9 billion reais ($850 million/579.2 million pounds) on Tuesday for the cash-strapped state of Rio de Janeiro to help pay for infrastructure projects and security for the Olympic Games in August.

106-year-old woman becomes oldest Olympic torch bearer

Three years after becoming the world`s oldest skydiver, Aida Gemanque became the oldest Olympic torch bearer on Saturday when she carried the flame in the Amazonian city of Macapa, aged 106.

Police search construction firms behind Olympic project

 Brazil's federal police have searched the offices of a construction consortium behind one of Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic sites as part of a probe into potential fraud, the police said in a statement.

Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case

Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August. 

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

The Brazilian Police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.

Seven Indian shuttlers set to qualify for Rio Olympics

Seven Indian shuttlers set to qualify for Rio Olympics

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will play their second Olympics in women's doubles competition.

2016 Rio Olympics: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan named goodwill ambassador of India's contingent

2016 Rio Olympics: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan named goodwill ambassador of India's contingent

The announcement was made in the presence of Olympic medallists and Rio star athletes.

Rio Games count down starts with Olympia torch lighting

Rio Games count down starts with Olympia torch lighting

The Rio Games run from August 5-21.

2016 Summer Olympics: Rio police learn lessons from Paris attacks

2016 Summer Olympics: Rio police learn lessons from Paris attacks

The national stadium in the French capital was among the targets on November 13 IS attack.

Brazil crisis will not affect 2016 Rio Olympics Games, says IOC

Brazil crisis will not affect 2016 Rio Olympics Games, says IOC

The political and economic crisis engulfing Brazil will not affect preparations for Rio de Janeiro`s Olympic Games in August as venues are being completed on time, organizers said on Wednesday.

Brazil VP targeted by impeachment petition

An ally of embattled President Dilma Rousseff has filed an impeachment petition against Vice President Michel Temer, citing testimony that implicates him in the sprawling corruption scandal shaking Brazil's political class.

Brazilians march to support Dilma Rousseff against `coup`

Brazilians march to support Dilma Rousseff against `coup`

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff`s fight against impeachment gathered speed when tens of thousands of people marched nationwide to oppose what they said was a "coup."

Brazil Supreme Court takes over probe into ex-president

Brazil's Supreme Court has handed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a victory, ruling against returning a corruption investigation involving the ex-leader back to a judge he accuses of unfairly targeting him.

2016 Rio Olympics: Brazil sport minister 'likely' to quit

2016 Rio Olympics: Brazil sport minister 'likely' to quit

Sport Minister George Hilton's job has been under threat since his party, PRB, quit President Dilma Rousseff's embattled coalition a week ago.

Usain Bolt confirms 2016 Rio Olympics will be his last

Usain Bolt confirms 2016 Rio Olympics will be his last

Bolt feels it's going to be hard to go four more years for him to continue up till the next Olympics in 2020.

2016 Rio Olympics: Hosts Brazil to deploy 38,000 military personnel during Games

2016 Rio Olympics: Hosts Brazil to deploy 38,000 military personnel during Games

The Rio Olympics will take place from August 5-21 and the Paralympics will be held from September 7-18.

Pro star Vijender Singh in 2016 Olympics? Looks unlikely

Pro star Vijender Singh in 2016 Olympics? Looks unlikely

The 30-year-old middleweight's schedule is sorted till June 11.

Petrobras to cut 5-year investment plan one-fifth to $80 bn: Sources

Petrobras to cut 5-year investment plan one-fifth to $80 bn: Sources

Brazil`s Petrobras will slash its five-year investment plan by about one-fifth next month as low oil prices, massive debt and fallout from a corruption scandal hobble its ability to fund offshore projects

ATP Rio Open: Rafael Nadal stunned by 45th-ranked Pablo Cuevas in semi-final

ATP Rio Open: Rafael Nadal stunned by 45th-ranked Pablo Cuevas in semi-final

Uruguay`s Cuevas denied the 29-year-old Spanish left-hander his 100th career ATP final.