Carlos Nuzman, an IOC honorary member, is accused of arranging more than $2mn in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympic Games.
Qatar Airways is launching as many as 26 “exciting” new destinations until end-2018, the national carrier said on Tuesday. These include Chiang Mai (Thailand); Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and Santiago, Chile.
Rio de Janeiro investigators suspect that Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered at the behest of his wife and a police officer with whom she was romantically involved, Globo TV reported on Friday, citing police sources.
Demonstrators marched in major cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting government corruption and a recent vote in Congress that was widely perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors leading graft probes.
Qatar’s Abdulqadir Abdulrahman won a silver medal in the Men’s Shotput F34 event at the Summer Paralympic Games, which is being held in Rio de Janeiro currently.
Brazilian police seized passports of Irish Olympic officials to keep them in Rio de Janeiro for questioning, as authorities intensified their probe into possible ticket scalping involving Ireland's top Olympic official, Patrick Hickey.
Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation in partnership with government and other entities, has successfully enrolled 16,239 children living in slums in the heart of Rio de Janeiro into primary school in under two years.
Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.