The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) has called for this year’s Tokyo Olympics to be suspended because of the coronavirus. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) called for this year’s Tokyo Olympics to be suspended because of the coronavirus on Saturday and proposed they b(...)

 Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral: has already been sentenced to 198 years in a series of trials following a corruption spree. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski

Rio de Janeiro paid out bribes to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in order to secure the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, (...)

 Japan’s Olympic Committee President (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda  says he will step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Tsunekazu Takeda, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo l(...)

 President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and honorary member of the IOC Carlos Arthur Nuzman (right) arriving at police headquarters in Rio   to give a statement. Photograph: EPA/Antonio Lacerda

Police raided the home of Brazil’s Olympics chief Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Tuesday, accusing him of brokering a deal to bribe International Olympic Com(...)

Barra da Tijuca in Rio, where the Olympics will be held. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

As any recent visitor to Rio de Janeiro will have noticed, the city hosting this summer’s first Olympic Games in South America currently resembles on(...)