Construction workers on strike stand outside the Rio 2016 Olympic Park. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games have voted to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before officials from the Inte(...)

Michael Phelps is to come out of retirement . Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement. The American, who has not competed since the 2012 London (...)

Rio 2

As this colourful sequel opens, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), the domesticated Minnesota macaw hero of 2011’s Rio, (...)

 A view of the par 4, 4th hole at The Old Head Golf Links towards the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The glass half-full philosophy is back in Irish golf, it would seem. Where once you needed a magnifying glass to see any green shoots, the evid(...)

A military police officer patrols Complexo da Maré, one of the largest favelas in Rio. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A resurgence in gang violence has led Brazil’s authorities to call up the army to help police slums in Rio de Janeiro less than four months bef(...)

Residents look on as Brazilian military police officers patrol in the unpacified Complexo da Mare, one of the largest ‘favela’ complexes in Rio. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport before(...)

Glenn Greenwald (right) with David Miranda. Photograph: AP

In August last year, David Miranda, the Brazilian husband of award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, was returning home to Rio de Janeiro via(...)

Star turn: Ronaldo raises a trademark finger in celebration after scoring against Germany in the 2002 World Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images/Inpho

With the World Cup little more than three months away it was perhaps inevitable that football would be one of the main themes of this year’s c(...)

Adidas has agreed today  to stop selling two raunchy T-shirts months ahead of the World Cup in Brazil after the government complained that the(...)

David Miranda (right) is embraced by his partner, journalist Glenn Greenwald, on  his arrival at Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport in August. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

Britain’s High Court has quashed a legal challenge against the detention under anti-terrorism laws of the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journ(...)

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