Opening night is just 31 days away. The dress rehearsals are nearly over. The curtain is about to go up on the Olympic Games, the greatest show on earth. Seven years in the making, it is now just one month until the first Olympic Games in South America get underway. Rio de Janeiro is ready for its big moment in the spotlight…
While several of the world’s top male golfers have withdrawn from the Olympics citing fears about the Zika virus, most of the top women’s players have said they intend to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The World Rowing Federation, FISA, advises that the Russian men’s quadruple sculls is to be disqualified due to a doping violation.
World champion Vivian Cheruiyot has qualified for the Olympics by winning the women’s 10,000 meters at Kenya’s track and field trials.
Top Chinese woman golfer Shanshan Feng will compete at the Rio Games despite concerns over Zika virus and the world number 12 says she fears for the sport’s Olympic future following some high-profile withdrawals from the men’s competition.
Barcelona duo or Neymar Jr and Rafinha Alcántara will be going for gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as confirmed by the Brazil team manager Rogerio Micale at an official press conference on Wednesday.
The Japanese athletics federation (JAAF) on Monday nominated a team of 56 athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Check out all of the games in the women’s football tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
How do you stop a team that is the reigning Olympic and world champion, and which counts among its ranks the best player and the best coach in the world? There aren’t many favourites coming to Rio 2016 in a better position than the USA’s women’s football team, the side of world player of the year Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and coach Jill Ellis.
World number one Jason Day has withdrawn from the Rio Olympics because of “concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus”.