Olympics Rio de Janeiro | The Daily Star
  • Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

    A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country.

  • Farah was fixing fantasy team

    Mo Farah reveals what he was doing just minutes before walking onto the track to make Olympic history.

  • Lochte banned 10 months

    US swimmer Ryan Lochte is slapped with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Olympics.

  • 'Mammoth' leads Brazil

    Alison "The Mammoth" Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt spark wild scenes at a rain-soaked Copacabana stadium as they power to men's beach volleyball gold.

  • Lochte, USOC say sorry

    US gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for his behaviour at the Olympics.

  • Wild cards for Sagor, Tumpa

    Bangladesh received two more wild cards for the Rio Olympic Games as the number of confirmed participation for the country increased to four.

  • 'Brazil welcomes the world to Rio'

    Michel Temer, the interim president of Brazil, has welcomed people of the world to Brazil to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August-September.

  • Sachin becomes Rio Olympics goodwill ambassador

    Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar becomes India's third goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He accepted the offer after the national Olympic body invited the batting legend to come on board on April 29, confirms India Olympics Association (IOA).

  • Olympic torch handed over to Brazilians

    With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic flame has been handed over in Athens to the Brazilian authorities.