Rio 2016

The home of Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), has been raided by the country’s federal police as part of an investigation into suspicions of vote-buying in the build-up to the award of the hosting rights for the 2016 summer Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.

Pat Hickey has today (Monday) said he looks forward to resuming his international Olympic duties after stating that the report by former Irish High Court judge, Justice Carroll Moran, into the ticketing scandal surrounding the 2016 summer Olympic Games clears him of any wrongdoing.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has said Rio de Janeiro should be given more time to deliver infrastructure that was promised as part of its Olympic Games legacy, following criticism of the Brazilian city’s progress on certain targets.

Brazilian federal police have arrested Alexandre Pinto, who served as head of infrastructure in the government of former Rio de Janerio Mayor Eduadro Paes, as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding the city’s hosting of the 2016 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A public hearing in Rio de Janeiro has hit out at the lack of legacy planning for the 2016 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, criticising the “white elephants” of the venues developed for the events.

The Lagardère Sports agency has agreed a deal to assume the management contract for the iconic Maracanã stadium in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, according to multiple reports.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said it is “urgently seeking” a resolution to a funding issue related to the 2016 summer Paralympic Games that is impacting on its financial affairs.

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes has protested his innocence after a state court froze his assets amid an investigation by public prosecutors into whether he improperly waived an environmental fee for the company that built the golf course developed for the 2016 summer Olympic Games.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has expressed its confidence in a successful summer Paralympic Games ahead of the opening ceremony for the event in Rio de Janeiro later today (Wednesday).

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said that it expects this year’s Games to sell out despite recent reports suggesting that ticket sales for the event in Rio de Janeiro were struggling.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has maintained that no public funds have been used to help pay for the 2016 summer Olympic Games after local and national officials in Brazil came to the aid of the forthcoming Paralympic Games.

The Rio 2016 organising committee for the Olympic Games has appealed against a Brazilian judge’s ruling that spectators can display political banners inside venues during the ongoing event.

Carlos Nuzman, the head of Rio 2016, has insisted that “Rio will rise to the occasion” by overcoming the swathe of negative headlines that have clouded the build-up to the opening ceremony of the summer Olympic Games tonight (Friday).

Two venues which will be used to stage events during the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are to be investigated by state prosecutors after the means by which firms were hired to construct them were brought into question.

Rio de Janeiro’s new velodrome, which will stage track cycling contests during the Brazilian city’s hosting of the 2016 summer Olympic Games, has become the final permanent venue to be handed over to the local organising committee after substantial difficulties in its development.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has suspended the accreditation of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory in Rio de Janeiro with little over a month remaining until the Olympic Games commence in the city.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has maintained that there is a “very low risk” of further international spread of the Zika virus as a result of Brazil’s hosting of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while interim Brazilian President Michel Temer and International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach have stated their confidence that a successful event will be staged.

New independent testing on various waterways in Rio de Janeiro that will stage events at this summer’s Olympic Games has discovered drug-resistant ‘super bacteria’ at a number of sites, according to Reuters.