The PASO Extraordinary General Assembly met in Brasilia on 5 May,2016, to discuss and decide upon the proposals for the amendments of their constitution. The meeting was chaired by the Interim President of PASO and ANOC Vice President for Americas, Dr. Julio C. Maglione and was attended by all 41 NOCs of PASO.

Havana, Cuba: ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah today concluded a two-day visit to Cuba where he met with Cuban National Olympic Committee President José Ramón Fernández Alvarez as well as Cuban Sports Minister Dr Antonio Becali and discussed the NOC's preparations for Rio 2016.

Work to construct the beach volleyball venue for this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has begun on the famous Copacabana sands.

About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says.

Up to 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing at the Rio Games, Olympic chiefs have said.