OTTAWA — Olympic Games facilities cost billions to build and get intense use for a few weeks. But then authorities can’t figure out what to do with them. It has been just over a year since the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, and many of that city’s sports complexes are already derelict or desperately […]
Barbie's breaking barriers! Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first-ever U.S. Olympic athlete to compete wearing a hijab at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. And now she has her very own Barbie -- the first to ever wear a hijab in the brand's 58-year history. Show More Summary
There has been no indication the country's anti-doping agency is playing by the rules following scandal leading ahead of 2016 Rio Games.
American swimming legend Michael Phelps won five gold medals at the Olympic Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro last summer, and he had a chance at winning a sixth in the 100-meter butterfly sprint. It’s an event that Phelps had dominated, winning gold at each of the three prior Olympics, but in the final individual [...]
By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam IOC member Frankie Fredericks has been placed under formal investigation by French prosecutors for receiving payments to allegedly sway his vote in favor of sending the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio. Read the full story on SwimSwam: IOC and IAAF Official Suspended over Rio 2016 Bribery Accusations
Tehran, Iran, October 28, 2017 – Sarmayeh Bank captain Mehdi Mahdavi retired from the Iranian national team after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but is still very active on the club volleyball scene and will see action in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship from December 12 to 17 in Poland.
Carlos Arthur Nuzman, head of Brazil’s Olympics committee, has decided to step away from the games’ governing body, according to a statement by the National Olympics Committee on Saturday. He was arrested last week for allegedly conspiring to rig the election of the city hosting the 2016 games. The decision to take leave was expressed [...]
(University of Utah Health) US Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but did test positive for other tropical, mosquito-borne viral infections, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. Show More Summary
The head of last year’s Olympics and Paralympics deposited 16 gold bars in Switzerland, prosecutors claimed on Thursday, after he was arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged bribery scheme to bring the Games to Rio. Carlos Nuzman, the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, [...]
Prosecutors claim Carlos Nuzman greased the wheels to land Rio the 2016 games.
Fifteen years after a bidding scandal tainted the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, the Olympic movement faces growing allegations of a similar vote-buying scheme in Brazil. In the latest development Thursday, Brazilian authorities arrested Carlos Nuzman, president of the country’s Olympic committee and...
The man who headed Rio's bid to host the 2016 Games is being held as part of a cash-for-votes probe.
A former member of the Brazilian Olympic committee has shown the Associated Press letters he sent to the IOC eight years ago that warned against awarding the games to Rio de Janeiro
In a statement following the first morning IOC Executive Board here, they said they had taken “immediate action” regarding possible corruption in the election process. Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman was taken into custody last Tuesday (September 5) under suspicion of involvement in a vote-buying scheme in the Brazilian city’s successful bid for the event. [...]
Ireland’s former Olympic chief Pat Hickey has resigned from the International Olympic Committee’s executive board after becoming embroiled in a ticket-selling scandal at last year’s Rio Games. Hickey, 72, was arrested by Brazilian police during the Games and held in jail. He was eventually released on bail after the Association of National Olympic Committees loaned [...]
Brazilian investigators said on Tuesday that politicians and the head of the national Olympic committee arranged a $2 million bribe to bring the 2016 games to Rio de Janeiro, despite the city having the worst conditions to host the event. Police in Rio raided the home of Brazil’s Olympics chief, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, after prosecutors [...]
Authorities believe politicians and Olympics officials paid bribes to get Rio de Janeiro the 2016 games.
Police conduct 11 raids across Rio as part of an investigation into a suspected vote-buying scheme for 2016 Games.
Federal police searched the house of the president of the Brazilian Olympic committee on Tuesday and issued a warrant forcing him to testify in an investigation into bribery surrounding the awarding of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Police said detention warrants had been issued for Carlos Nuzman...
By Loretta Race on SwimSwam Going on a year now removed from the Olympic Games, another potential legacy has been lost, as the 'Seeds of Hope' initiative has fallen by the wayside. Read the full story on SwimSwam: 2016 Olympic Games Host Rio Fails To Deliver On ‘Seeds Of Hope’