Eight track and field morning finals at Rio Olympics
Eight track and field morning finals at Rio Olympics

Eight track and field finals, including the women`s 10,000 metres and men`s triple jump, will be held during morning sessions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) said on Monday.

Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Games
Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Games

Rome will spearhead an Italian bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday vowing a strong campaign to win the event.

South Korea rules out sharing Winter Games events with Japan

South Korea formally ruled out Friday any possibility of sharing events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with Japan, stressing its preparations were too advanced to consider venue changes.

Rio 2016 to schedule midnight events

Swimmers and beach volleyball players will compete at midnight during the Rio 2016 Olympics, organizers have said.

Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka
Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio de Janeiro is making "very good progress" catching up with delays in preparations for the 2016 Olympics, top IOC member Sergey Bubka said Friday.

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.