Fighting Zika: Fairfax Cryobank Offers New Program for Olympic Attendees

To help limit the spread of the Zika virus, Fairfax Cryobank is offering one year of free semen storage (sperm banking) for any male who wants to bank sperm prior to attending the 2016 Summer Olympics and/or Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil as an athlete, coach, trainer, spouse, family member, member of the media or other attendee.

Absence of Golf's Top Competitors in Rio "Disappointing," Olympian Rojas says

Exactly 30 days from now (August 6th) will be the first full day of competition in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will mark the return of golf to the Games programme. 

Preview: 2016 Olympic qualification kicks off at World Triathlon Yokohama

IOC Chief Confident Amid Concerns in Rio

(ATR) Thomas Bach wraps up his visit to Brazil after meetings aimed at speeding up preparations for the 2016 Games.

Deadlines a Challenge for Rio; Toronto Bid Study

(ATR) The head of Rio 2016 says Olympic deadlines are "very short" ... Toronto weighs a 2024 bid.

Rio Report -- FIFA, Rio Mayor Chastise Brazil

(ATR) The mayor of Rio criticizes the government's Olympic role ... FIFA needs more expediency from Brazil ... More inside.

Rio Progress "Really Impressive" Says IOC Co Comm Chair

(ATR) IOC Coordination Commission for 2016 chair Nawal El Moutawakel suggests Olympic preparations are back on schedule in Rio de Janeiro.

Tuesday Talk -- Rio Paralympic Expert on Integrated Planning, Universal Design, Games Legacy

(ATR) Andrew Parsons tells Around the Rings preparations for the 2016 Olympics and 2016 Paralympics are one and the same. More from the Brazilian Paralympic Committee president in this edition of Tuesday Talk ...

IOC President Visits Rio Favela, Olympics Projects

(ATR) He's in Brazil, but hardly on holiday. IOC President Jacques Rogge visits transportation works for the Olympics and a favela that's changing on day four of his trip to 2016 Olympics host Rio de Janeiro

Rogge Returns to Rio

(ATR) IOC leaders are hunkering down with Games organizers and government officials ahead of IOC President Jacques Rogge’s visit to the 2016 Olympics host city, his first since 2007

Olympic Newsdesk - Phelps Nominated for ESPYs; China Vows to Help in Underage Gymnast Case

(ATR) Michael Phelps has been nominated for four ESPY Awards; China will cooperate with FIG's investigation of underage gymnasts

Spanish PM Confident in Madrid's Olympic Ambitions

(ATR) Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says he is “reasonably hopeful” Madrid can beat off the competition to win the 2016 Olympics.

Bidding for the Games -- Tweet for 2016; Rio Readies for IOC

(ATR) Tweet about the 2016 Olympic bid cities, Rio de Janeiro prepares for the IOC, Tokyo lost and found, plus news from Madrid and Chicago.

Tokyo 2016 Launches International Campaign

(ATR) The head of Tokyo 2016 tells Around the Rings that the city is learning from the organization of the Beijing Olympics as the bid unveils a new slogan to kick off its international campaign.