Latest 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games News

Olympic greats Bubka, Popov deny Rio 2016 vote-buying claims

Jul. 5, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov have denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has contacted both...

IOC lifts suspension on Kuwaiti Olympic body imposed in 2015

Jul. 5, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has fully lifted a suspension from Kuwait's Olympic committee, imposed in 2015 when the national government passed a law that compromised the independence of sports bodies. The suspension meant Kuwaitis at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics competed as an...

IOC confident Tokyo can resolve complaints over budget cuts

May. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. John...