The Olympic Games in Rio is the first to be held in South America. Brazil and Rio de Janiero are home to a diverse population. It is claimed that Rio 2016 will be a catalyst for change in Rio leaving a positive legacy not only in sport, but also for society, the economy, urban infrastructure and the environment.

Read more: No hiding place for Rio Olympics

England head coach Eddie Jones has taken a swipe at the post 2003 era in the country, saying the squad took "short cuts" and "had it too easy".

Read more: Jones slates post 2003 England

The Olympic Games in Rio is the first to be held in South America. Brazil and Rio de Janiero are home to a diverse population. It is claimed that Rio 2016 will be a catalyst for change in Rio leaving a positive legacy not only in sport, but also for society, the economy, urban infrastructure and the environment.

Read more: No hiding place for Rio Olympics

The date for the UEFA Presidential election was confirmed at an Executive Committee meeting in Basel ©Getty Images

A replacement for banned former UEFA President Michel Platini will be elected in September at an Extraordinary Congress in Athens, it was announced today.

Read more: UEFA to elect Platini replacement at Congress in September

The Olympiakos striker has made a number of appearances for Mexico

Emergency calls made by Alan Pulido reveal he escaped from his captors himself after overpowering one and calling police.

Read more: Mexico Footballer Beat His Captor Unconscious

Four colours will identify different functions among Games staff

Uniforms for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled

Read more: Uniforms for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled

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