• Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride

    Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta.

  • Brazil beat Colombia in Chape benefit game

    Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a benefit match for the families of those killed in the Chapecoense air disaster but Wednesday's game in Rio de Janeiro was marred by a disappointing turnout.

  • Brazil to meet Colombia in Chape benefit game

    The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced a benefit game between Brazil and Colombia on Jan. 25, the same day Chapecoense play their first game since the air crash that prompted the friendly.

  • Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

    Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.

  • ‘Corruption case a complication for Neymar’

    A Spanish corruption case surrounding Neymar's transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 is certain to influence the Brazil forward's form, national team coach Tite said on Monday.

  • Police fire on Inter fans as relegation looms

    Brazilian police fired percussion grenades at rioting Internacional fans on Thursday after a 1-1 draw at home to Ponte Preta left the Porto Alegre club in danger of relegation for the first time in their history.

  • 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.

  • Obama says Olympic host decisions a little 'cooked'

    President Barack Obama has suggested that decisions on who hosts the Olympics are corrupt, in a wide-ranging interview that touched on Chicago's failed 2016 bid.

  • Rio's faux pas sparks cross-border food fight

    Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has unwittingly sparked a cross-border food fight after suggesting that a rice dish

  • Rio Paralympics stages final show

    Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist.

  • Lochte gets 10-month suspension

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, US media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal

  • Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

    A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil.

  • Malachowski sells medal to save boy

    Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

  • Lochte charged over false robbery claim

    The Brazilian authorities have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

  • Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

    The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.

  • Kipchoge wins marathon

    Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's Olympic marathon with a dominating performance, running alone into the Sambadrome and finishing in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds on Sunday.

  • China win v'ball gold

    China won their third Olympic Games women's volleyball gold on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Serbia in the final. China also won gold in 1984 and 2004 while they were runners-up to Cuba in 1996.

  • Beitia leaps to first-ever glory

    Spaniard Ruth Beitia leaped into the Rio night to win Spain's first Olympic gold medal in women's athletics and claim her first global outdoor high jump crown at the age of 37 on Saturday.

  • Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first gold

    Brazil superstar Neymar strikes the winning penalty as the hosts claim a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

  • Rio Olympics: Esposito wins women's pentathlon gold

    Chloe Esposito wins the women's modern pentathlon gold at the Rio Olympics, giving Australia its first medal in the five-discipline event.

  • Rio Olympics: Stefanidi wins pole vault gold for Greece

    Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi wins the Olympic pole vault and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games.

  • Rio Olympics: Felix hits gold record with relay win

    Allyson Felix becomes the first woman athlete with five gold medals as she powers the US sprint relay team to victory.

  • Hickey jailed in Rio

    European Olympics chief Pat Hickey, who is accused of involvement in a black market tickets ring, has been jailed in Rio de

  • '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.

  • Rio Olympics: Celebrities hail Sakshi Malik's win

    A string of celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra praise wrestler Sakshi Malik, who has ended India's long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

  • Rio Olympics: Abughaush wins Jordan's first medal

    Ahmad Abughaush makes history by winning Jordan's first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men's under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio.

  • Rio Olympics: Ramos, Chen disqualified for doping

    Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi are disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt factfile

    Factfile on Usain Bolt after his victory in the 200m at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Thursday.

  • Rio Olympics: US swimmers admit to inventing mugging

    US Olympic authorities apologize to Brazil on Thursday as two US swimmers are allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio.

  • Kozak wins kayak gold

    Hungary's Danuta Kozak wins the women's single kayak 500m gold at Rio de Janeiro, capturing her second gold of the Games.