Construction at the Athlete's Village appears to be on track

Rio 2016 organisers insist they are on track

28 Jul Rio 2016 Olympic organisers have labelled criticism of their preparations by a senior IOC figure "as ill-informed and wrong" and said they are now on course to meet their targets.

Preparations for the 2016 Olympics remain behind schedule

IOC has 'no plan B' for 2016 Olympics

30 Apr A senior IOC figure insists there is no alternative to staging the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite chronic delays causing a "critical" situation in the host city.

The Ireland team at the opening ceremony in Sochi

Winter Olympics get under way in Sochi

07 Feb The Winter Olympics in Sochi have officially gotten under way with a lavish opening ceremony designed as a depiction of the history of Russia as seen through the dreams of a young girl.

Kevin Kilty

Kilty to manage Irish team in Rio

05 Dec The Olympic Council of Ireland has appointed Kevin Kilty as Chef de Mission of the Irish Olympic team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Thomas Bach beat off five rivals in the vote to become IOC President

Bach elected IOC President

10 Sep Thomas Bach has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee to succeed outgoing President Jacques Rogge.