''Super-bacteria'' in Rio sailing waters causes concern
''Super-bacteria'' in Rio sailing waters causes concern

Scientists at a Rio de Janeiro research institute have found what they call a new "super-bacteria" that is resistant to antibiotics in the waters where sailors will compete in the Olympic sailing events in 2016.

These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016: Roelant Oltmans
These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016: Roelant Oltmans

Having masterminded Belgium's ouster from the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament with a perfect strategy, India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans is eyeing many such encounters before the team gets ready for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan
Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan

As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is determined to modernize the Games, five traditional sports have come under pressure for athletes numbers and events.

28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games
28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games

A 28-sport cap has reportedly been dropped as part of a 40-point action plan for future summer Olympics in order to revamp the sporting showpiece.

'India can produce more Mary Koms'
'India can produce more Mary Koms'

 India has the potential to produce many Mary Koms, the Asian Games gold medal winning boxer from Manipur said Sunday.

Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals
Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals

Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren has described the apparent decision to stage the swimming finals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro at 10pm as showing "a lack of respect".

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.

A whole lot of love in Rio: nearly 4,000 tie the knot
A whole lot of love in Rio: nearly 4,000 tie the knot

It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.

A whole lot of love in Rio: Nearly 4,000 tie the knot in mass wedding

It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.

Brazil police arrest 27 in widening Petrobras probe

Police made 27 arrests in raids across Brazil on Friday in a widening investigation into allegations of a multi-billion-dollar kickback scheme at the state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

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.

Dead fish in Rio Olympic bay baffle scientists

Thousands of dead fish have begun mysteriously washing up in the polluted Rio bay that will host sailing events at the 2016 Olympics -- and experts are at a loss to explain why.

Former Brazil striker Adriano linked with drug trafficking
Former Brazil striker Adriano linked with drug trafficking

Former Brazilian international Adriano was charged by Rio de Janeiro prosecutors on Tuesday over alleged links to drug trafficking, officials and reports said.

Oscar Pistorius will be welcomed to compete at Rio if he's declared eligible
Oscar Pistorius will be welcomed to compete at Rio if he's declared eligible

Convicted Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed by Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organisers to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the double amputee athlete is declared eligible.

Rousseff calls for 'unity, dialogue' after Brazil win

Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff called for national unity after winning reelection in a bitterly fought race that divided the country.

Dunga has restored Brazil's confidence: Carlos Alberto Parreira
Dunga has restored Brazil's confidence: Carlos Alberto Parreira

Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has praised the Selecao's resurgence under new manager Dunga.

Work advances at Rio Olympics 2016 venues
Work advances at Rio Olympics 2016 venues

The construction work at three Rio 2016 venues is in progress as the city steps up its Olympic preparations, local organizers have said.

Brazil summon Souza for Asia trip

Midfielder Souza of Sao Paulo has been called up to the Brazil squad by coach Dunga to replace injured Chelsea star Ramires for the friendlies against Argentina and Japan later this month.

IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight
IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight

Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are progressing solidly but the schedule is tight, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission said.

Sao Paulo keeper scores penalty, misses another in draw
Sao Paulo keeper scores penalty, misses another in draw

Veteran Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted one penalty before missing another in a 2-2 Brazilian championship draw against Flamengo, who were left fuming over the referee.