Gulf Times - Rio-de-Janeiro
Morocco boxer held over alleged sex attacks in Olympic Village

Morocco boxer held over alleged sex attacks in Olympic Village

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.

Qatari flag hoisted in Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro

Qatari flag hoisted in Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro

The Qatari flag has been hoisted in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro where the Olympic Games are starting on Friday.

Rio mayor declares fourth holiday to ease Olympics traffic

Rio mayor declares fourth holiday to ease Olympics traffic

Rio de Janeiro's mayor on Tuesday declared a fourth city holiday during the Olympic games after fans and athletes arrived to gridlock in the host city.

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organisation said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil arrests group planning terrorism during Olympics

Brazil arrests group planning terrorism during Olympics

Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group allegedly planning terrorist attacks during the upcoming Olympic Games, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said on Thursday.

Brazil lends $895mn to Rio to guarantee safety at Olympics

Brazil lends $895mn to Rio to guarantee safety at Olympics

Brazil's government disbursed 2.9 billion reais ($895 million) to cover Olympic security spending by the state of Rio de Janeiro, which declared a state of fiscal emergency ...

Rio athletes' village unveiled in front of IOC chief

Rio athletes' village unveiled in front of IOC chief

Despite financial and organisational problems that have delayed other construction projects for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the largest athletes' village ...

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

Qatar hammer-thrower Ashraf targets Rio glory

Qatar hammer-thrower Ashraf targets Rio glory

Over 10,000 athletes from 206 nations will descend on Rio de Janeiro for South America’s first Olympic Games this August. A global TV audience of 4.8 billion will share the raw emotion,

IOC say 31 athletes could miss Rio after Beijing re-tests

IOC say 31 athletes could miss Rio after Beijing re-tests

Thirty one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics after 454 doping samples were re-tested from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the IOC said ...

Rio shrugs off Olympic doubts for 100-day countdown

Rio shrugs off Olympic doubts for 100-day countdown

Rio de Janeiro launched the 100-day countdown to hosting South America's first Olympic Games with leaders insisting they can overcome Brazil's political meltdown and troubled preparations.

Two die after collapse of new cycling path in Rio

Two die after collapse of new cycling path in Rio

At least two people have died and another was missing in Rio de Janeiro as a newly built cycling track collapsed after being hit by a strong wave, the media reported.