Sport

Rio 2016 Off the Field

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone with his wife Fabiana Flosi.

Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais ($A49 million) in ransom, according to reports.

Standing up for Australia: Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller.

Chiller willing to 'fight to the death'

​Australian Olympic boss Kitty Chiller has emphasised that her complaints about the Rio athletes' village were not a slur on Brazil, just a need to ensure her team would get the best Games preparation.

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis

Russia's crime and punishment

In England this week, jousting was proposed as a future Olympic discipline, as if big-time sport in its battle to beat drug cheats has not already had more than enough trouble with Lances.

A Russian flag flutters over the Olympic rings at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

If Russia go to Rio, should Australia?

It is one thing to confirm that Russia is now the biggest and most brazen cheat in sports history. It is another to decide what know what should happen next.

A screenshot of the Telstra ad.

AOC sues Telstra over 'I go to Rio' ads

Telstra is facing legal action over claims its latest ad campaign, 'I go to Rio', has deceived the public into thinking it is a sponsor of the Australian Olympic team.

The remains washed up close to the beach volleyball arena.

Body parts wash ashore next to Rio Olympic venue

Parts of a mutilated body washed up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, police said, just metres from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics.

Heading to Rio - for now: Jason Day.

Fears Day and Spieth will follow McIlroy out of Rio

​Golf's authorities are bracing themselves for more high-profile withdrawals from the game's return to the Olympics in the wake of Rory McIlroy's decision to skip Rio because of concerns over the Zika virus.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Chef de Mission for Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics Kitty Chiller (L) and AOC President ...

Beef up Rio security now: Chiller

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has called on Rio Games organisers to mobilise their security force early following a number of violent robberies on athletes in the Games city.

Wave of fear: Ipanema beach in Rio.

'Super bacteria' found in Rio water

Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete.

In the gun: Russian sport

Sochi gold winners doped: report

Four Russian gold medal winners at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 used performance-enhancing drugs, the whistleblowers who exposed systemic cheating in that country's athletics program have alleged.