Pele unable to light Olympic cauldron due to poor health

Pele unable to light Olympic cauldron due to poor health

Brazil football legend Pele said poor health will prevent him from lighting the Olympic cauldron at the Games' opening ceremony on Friday as he had hoped to do.

Protests as Rio readies for Olympic carnival

Protests as Rio readies for Olympic carnival

The Olympic flame wound its way around Rio de Janeiro's iconic landmarks on Friday as protesters unleashed a fresh blast of anger ahead of the opening ceremony of the trouble-plagued sporting spectacle.

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.