Rio 2016

Josip Glasnovic wins trap shooting gold for Croatia

Croatia's Josip Glasnovic won his country's first medal of the Games as he secured gold, beating Italy's Giovanni Pellielo 4-3 in a shoot-off after the two tied their match 13-13.

Judoka Kelmendi gets first Olympic gold for Kosovo

Majlinda Kelmendi made Olympic history for Kosovo in Rio on Sunday with the nation's first-ever medal at the Games, a gold in women's judo.

Van Avermaet clinches men's road race gold for Belgium

Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium captured gold for Belgium in the men's cycling road race at the Olympics on Saturday.

Shooter Hoang gets first ever Olympic gold for Vietnam

Hoang Xuan Vihn wins a first ever Olympic gold medal for Vietnam, in the men's 10-metre air pistol shooting competition.

So close but a world apart - Olympic opening from a favela

Mangueira is a favela in close proximity to Rio's iconic Maracana stadium. But for its inhabitants the stadium and the Olympics are a world apart.

Russian President Putin skips Rio Olympics' opening ceremony

Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to attend the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, his spokesman said Thursday.

Rio 2016: A challenge for South America

When the Olympic Games open on Friday, not only will Brazil be under the spotlight, but South America will also have to show it is up to the challenge of delivering in the continent's first stab...

No "specific security threat" at Rio Olympics, Interpol says

The international police agency Interpol said Wednesday that it does not see a "specific security threat" at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where thousands of heavily armed soldiers and police...

Serbian, Croatian giants fly to Rio squished in low-budget seats

Serbia's water polo team, one of the safest bets for an Olympic gold, on Tuesday complained about the conditions they faced during an arduous trip to Rio de Janeiro, Belgrade daily Blic reported...

Reporter enters main Rio Olympic venue without security checks

A Brazilian reporter entered the athletics stadium for the Rio Olympics without any accreditation and spent two hours there before being noticed by security, he said on Friday.

IAAF rejects Russia's request to allow banned athletes into Olympics

The world athletics governing body IAAF has rejected Russia's request to allow dozens of recently banned Russian athletes to compete in the upcoming Summer Olympics if they pass doping tests,...

Olympic accommodation continues to receive mixed reviews

Germany's slalom canoeist Sideris Tasiadis has praised the athletes' village at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games amid concerns voiced by Swedes and Belarussians that it was not fit for...

Rio Olympic athletes' village unlivable say Australian officials

Australian Olympic officials have condemned the Rio athletes' village as uninhabitable due to plumbing and electrical problems, it was reported Monday.

Brazil police arrest alleged Rio 2016 terrorist plotters

Brazilian federal police arrested 10 people suspected of planning a terrorist attack at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said.

Russia rejects calls for Olympic ban over doping

Russia has criticised as politically motivated an attempt by US and Canada's anti-doping agencies to obtain its complete exclusion from the Olympics over doping.