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Other Sport 08 Apr 2016 | 9:06 PM Premium

Brazil's Rousseff scraps Rio Games torch lighting trip

ATHENS (Reuters) - Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has cancelled plans to attend the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics torch-lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia later this month, Greece's Olympic Committee (HOC) said on Friday.

Other Sport 30 Mar 2016 | 1:39 AM Premium

Brazil court blocks funds for Olympic project, suspects fraud - source

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A federal court in Brazil has blocked funding for the construction of an Olympic venue on suspicion of corruption, a source involved in preparations said on Tuesday, throwing fresh scrutiny on the Rio de Janeiro Games four months before they start.

Other Sport 09 Feb 2016 | 1:21 PM Premium

Exclusive - U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika-officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

Other Sport 18 Dec 2015 | 1:11 AM Premium

Bribe paid to get funds for Rio Olympic project - report

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In the first allegation of corruption linked to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Epoca magazine reported that construction company Carioca Engenharia allegedly bribed the speaker of the lower house of Congress in order to secure funds for a massive port area regeneration project.

Other Sport 10 Dec 2015 | 2:49 AM Premium

Rio faces tough times but IOC upbeat about preparations

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is confident next year's Games in Rio de Janeiro will not be compromised by the political turmoil and economic downturn in Brazil, although preparations have "inevitably" been affected.

Football 28 Nov 2015 | 3:02 AM Premium

Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez to admit World Cup bribes - Folha paper

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - One of Brazil's largest builders, Andrade Gutierrez, will confess to paying bribes for 2014 FIFA World Cup contracts and business with state-run companies Petrobras and Eletrobras, a newspaper report said on Friday.

Other Sport 25 Nov 2015 | 3:17 AM Premium

Exclusive - Brazil's Petrobras corruption investigators to probe Olympic contracts

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police investigating corruption around state-run oil firm Petrobras also plan to probe more than $10 billion of construction contracts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a lead investigator said.

Football 15 Aug 2015 | 8:32 AM Premium

Brazil police raid World Cup arena, Odebrecht offices in fraud probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police raided a stadium in the northeastern city of Recife and other offices around Brazil on Friday as part of an investigation into fraud in contracting for the arena, which was built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2015 | 12:04 AM Premium

Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's largest-ever corruption scandal threatens to slow down preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year as it engulfs construction companies responsible for the lion's share of projects worth around $12 billion.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2015 | 9:12 PM Premium

Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's largest-ever corruption scandal threatens to slow down preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year as it engulfs construction companies responsible for the lion's share of projects worth around $12 billion.