Rio 2016 mascots revealed
The mascots for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Olympic games have been unveiled on Brazilian television.
(00:42) | November 24, 2014
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Vanessa-Mae handed skiing ban
Olympics: Violinist Vanessa-Mae has been banned from competitive skiing for four years after the International Ski Federation found she had participated in fixed races.
(00:34) | Nov 11, 2014
London Paralympic Games 'set a high bar' for Rio
Olympics: The Executive Director of Communications for Rio 2016 has said that the London Paralympics were the best ever staged.
(01:35) | Oct 29, 2014
Visacki opposes Kosovo IOC membership
Olympics: Serbia Olympic Committee Secretary General Djordje Visacki is strongly opposed to Kosovo being given full membership by the IOC.
(01:10) | Oct 24, 2014
Phelps suspended for six months by US swimming
Olympics: Michael Phelps has been handed a six month suspension by US Swimming after being charged with drink driving.
(00:54) | Oct 7, 2014
IOC: Rio Olympics on track
Olympics: The IOC has insisted that the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olimpics are on schedule, but the preparations are reaching a 'critical phase'.
(01:22) | Oct 2, 2014
Brazilian president visits the Rio Olympic Park
Olympics: Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff joined the IOC Coordination Commission on a visit to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Park on Tuesday.
(01:00) | Oct 1, 2014
'Golf course will be ready for Rio 2016'
Olympics: The head of the Rio 2016 Olympics insists the golf course will be ready for the sport to feature at the games.
(00:57) | Sep 25, 2014
Rio's Olympic golf course in jeopardy
Olympics: The future of Rio's Olympic golf course is unclear after defendants and prosecutor failed to reach a compromise.
(01:12) | Sep 18, 2014
Rio sailing event tests Olympic waters
Olympics: The 2016 Olympics may still be two years away, but test events are already getting underway in Rio.
(02:08) | Aug 11, 2014
AthleticsJamaica have been warned they risk being expelled from the 2016 Olympics if they fail to overhaul their drug-testing programme
GymnasticsBeth Tweddle, Britain's most successful gymnast, has announced her retirement from the sport to launch the first athlete-led London 2012 legacy programme on the Olympic site
Olympic sportThe sport of rhythmic gymnastics has been rocked by news that its judges have been cheating
TaekwondoOlympic taekwondo bronze medallist and double world champion Sarah Stevenson has confirmed her decision to retire from the sport with immediate effect
CanoeingFormer Olympic gold medallist Tim Brabants has announced he is set to retire from canoeing
There was a Python, a diva or two and more tears in the east end of London last night when the "legacy" Olympics finally ended