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.

Work on final 2018 Olympic venue underway in Pyeongchang
Work on final 2018 Olympic venue underway in Pyeongchang

The organising committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics begun work on a new speed skating rink on Wednesday and said all construction work for the Pyeongchang Games venues was underway and on schedule.

Germany will bid to host 2024 Games
Germany will bid to host 2024 Games

Germany is to bid to host the 2024 Summer Games in Berlin or Hamburg, the country`s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Rio 2016 ticket registration to begin in November
Rio 2016 ticket registration to begin in November

 Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said.

China provides second largest registrations for Rio 2016
China provides second largest registrations for Rio 2016

China has provided the second largest number of registrations for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteer programme which started Aug 28.

Prognosis for Rio Olympics `much better` - IOC`s John Coates

Australia`s Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better".

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Rio Olympics in the spotlight as World Cup curtain drops

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 summer Olympics move firmly into the spotlight this week with the International Olympic Committee in town to monitor progress and the soccer World Cup wrapping up.

IOC says Rio report encouraging but vigilance needed

Brazil has presented an "encouraging report" about preparations for the 2016 Rio Games but vigilance is needed to ensure venues are ready, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

Russia to create post-Olympic gambling zone in Sochi: deputy PM

Russia plans to open a gambling zone in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which was renovated at high cost to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Tuesday.

Australia network defends Pistorius footage

An Australian television network today defended its decision to air footage showing Oscar Pistorius in a shock reenactment of the night he shot his girlfriend, insisting it was not obtained illegally.

Plushenko wants to compete at Pyeongchang Games

Double Olympic figure skating champion Yevgeny Plushenko says he wants to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

US considers four cities for possible 2024 bid

Four cities are in the running to lead a possible US bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, the US Olympic committee announced on Friday.

Mayor not keen on potential Paris bid for 2024 Olympics

The mayor of Paris expressed reservations Friday about a potential bid by the French capital to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Rio 2016 chief determined Games will be ready on time

Brazil will prove the doubters wrong and deliver the 2016 Olympics on time and within budget, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the 2016 Rio Games organising committee, has said.

Rio 2016 will be `successful` says Coe

Rio de Janeiro will stage a "successful" Olympics, London 2012`s chief organiser Sebastian Coe said on Saturday after concerns over preparations in the Brazilian city were raised by the IOC.

Sprinter Yohan Blake eyes Yorkshire switch

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake revealed on Friday that he would like to play for English county cricket team Yorkshire when he ends his athletics career.

IOC `considering` using London 2012 venues for 2016 Olympics

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) is reportedly considering on shifting to `plan B` with London hosting the 2016 Olympic Games as the progress in Brazil seems to be lacking for the event.

Pistorius trial told police wrong on order of shots

A ballistics expert testifying for Oscar Pistorius`s defence said Friday the bullets that hit Reeva Steenkamp were not in the order prosecutors claimed, offering key evidence in the star`s murder trial.

Latvian player gets 18-month doping ban

A Latvian ice hockey player has been banned for 18 months for failing a doping control during the 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said Tuesday.