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Doha, Qatar, January 26, 2016: Japan and Korea Republic grabbed Asia's first two tickets to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 in dramatic fashion after winning their respective semi-finals late on against Iraq and Qatar at...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 21, 2016: China has chosen the prestigious Esporte Clube Pinheiros in Sao Paulo as its training base ahead of this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Xinhua News reports.

The country's athl...

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 15, 2015: Three athletes who have fled their home countries have been identified as potential Olympic contenders for next year’s Rio Games as part of the IOC’s pledge to aid potential elite athletes affe...

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 9, 2015: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has confirmed the first 60 qualifiers for the men’s boxing competition at Rio 2016, including 34 Olympic debutants.

There will be a total ...

Upon request of the International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF), the IOC Executive Board today revoked the Olympic Qualification status of the Asian Shooting Championship taking place in Kuwait City between 1 and 12 November.


24 March 2015 marks 500 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and the local organisers have celebrated by releasing the daily competition schedule for the Games. This will allow fans to begin planning t...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Chinese sportswear company 361° will provide more than 106,500 uniforms for technical staff and volunteers at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The company, which was announced as an official...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission brought to a close its seventh visit (29 September to 1 October) to the South American host city today: it follows a successful winter here for Brazil and for the countr...

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today received strong support from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the successful delivery of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After the meeting, President Bach praised the ...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today wrapped up its sixth visit to the Brazilian host city (19-21 March) with a clear message to the organisers that every second count...

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