- Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup Updated: Aug-03-15 5:51 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city's sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held.
- Amnesty report blasts police killings in Rio de Janeiro Updated: Aug-03-15 5:16 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's police force operates with "total impunity," targeting mostly young, mostly black and mostly poor people in the Olympic city's violent slums for extrajudicial executions, Amnesty International alleged in a report Monday.
- Rousey attends soccer game at Maracana after UFC win in Rio Updated: Aug-02-15 9:32 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronda Rousey spent the day after her impressive victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 by going to a soccer game at Maracana Stadium.
- IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues Updated: Aug-02-15 5:22 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.
- Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190 Updated: Aug-02-15 11:30 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - It's not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation.
- Rousey says she'll do Roddy Piper 'proud' in Rio fight Updated: Aug-01-15 10:14 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronda Rousey says she will be fighting for the late Roddy Piper, the Hall of Fame wrestler who gave her his "Rowdy" nickname.
- IOC hears reports on Rio's dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap Updated: Aug-01-15 7:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games - severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo's choice of emblem.
- AP Investigation: What's in Rio's water? AP explains tests Updated: Jul-30-15 5:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Sewage pollution has long been a problem for Rio de Janeiro, and officials promised they would use the 2016 Summer Olympics as the springboard to finally clean up this stunningly beautiful city's waterways.
- AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics Updated: Jul-30-15 12:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
- A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba Updated: Jul-28-15 5:32 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.
- Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates Updated: Jul-28-15 1:59 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.
- Americans start looking toward Rio as Pan Am Games wind down Updated: Jul-22-15 4:29 pm
TORONTO - Alan Ashley isn't paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Plan to launch Brazil's only slave memoir, revisit dark past Updated: Jul-17-15 12:13 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua's tale of escape to freedom in New York is the only known story of its kind, an in-depth, firsthand account of slavery in the South America country.
- Golf makes debut in Pan Am Games; Rio Olympics are next Updated: Jul-16-15 9:10 pm
TORONTO - Golf made its debut at the Pan American Games on Thursday, warming up for its return to the Olympic family next year in Rio de Janeiro after a 112-year absence.
- Canada feels power of home-field advantage at Pan Am Games Updated: Jul-15-15 5:53 pm
TORONTO - Canada feels the power of the home-field advantage at the Pan Am Games, and Brazil - the host of the Olympics next year in Rio de Janeiro - is watching.
- Brazil auditors say Rio subway may not be ready for Olympics Updated: Jul-07-15 3:39 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The extension of a subway line to the Olympic Park may not be ready before the games start August 2016, Brazilian auditors said Tuesday.