South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan looks set to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld his appeal against a controversial Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) ruling.

COSTA RICA and Canada punched their tickets to the Olympic Games by capturing the gold medals in the fourth and final round of the NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) beach volleyball qualifying series Sunday night in Mexico.

To confirm their place in the team travelling to the Rio Olympics and the chance to win precious gold, Sir Gordon Tietjens' men had to go through hell - in the form of a three-day trial in Mt Maunganui, plus a 24-hour SAS camp. Both assignments stretched them to their limit.

Members of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) have been urged to rally behind Rio 2016 in the face of the multitude of problems facing Brazilian hosts by the body's Presidential contender.

The Zika virus has had no adverse effects on the test events for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and preventive actions against the mosquito that transmits the virus are securely in place.