Sports / Olympic News Updates

Training camp to fire up Olympic hopefuls

2016-08-01 07:46

Chinese athletes have begun warming up for their Olympic adventure with a training camp in Sao Paulo.

Games body launches search for emblem

2016-08-01 07:14

Beijing launched an international contest on Sunday to find an emblem for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, to mark the anniversary of the city's winning bid to co-host the Games.

Refugee athletes to show world how sports transfer their lives through Rio 2016

2016-07-31 09:02

Ten refugees will participate in the Rio Olympic Games under the Olympic flag as the International Olympic Committee formed the unique team for athletes that have fled conflict-riven countries and regions.

IOC's Bach confident Rio will solve problems before Games

2016-07-28 11:31

The head of the IOC played down problems with unfinished accommodation in Rio de Janeiro, saying he expected Brazil to host a "fantastic" games.

Putin says some Russian athletes unjustly banned from Rio Games

2016-07-28 09:50

The competitions of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be less spectacular due to the absence of some Russian athletes unjustly banned from participating in them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

Organizing Committee vows to fix problems in Olympic Village

2016-07-27 10:35

The problems reported by several Olympic delegations about the Olympic Village will be fixed before July 28, the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee pledged on Tuesday.

Scrutiny on global sport bodies as they decide Russians' Olympic fates

2016-07-27 09:56

The International Olympic Committee's decision to let individual sport federations decide whether to ban Russians from the Rio games over doping has put Moscow's links to the governing bodies under scrutiny.

Brazil's Rousseff turns down Olympic opening invite

2016-07-27 09:14

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff has decided not to attend the torch ceremony opening the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Changing the warring horse

2016-07-26 21:04

Rio-bound Chinese star rider Alex HuaTian may find his horse stealing some public attention from him.

IOC decision on Russia slammed by Australian athletes, supported by Olympic officials

2016-07-26 11:20

The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to not ban the entire Russian team from competing at the Rio Olympics next month has been met with mixed reactions from the Australian Olympic camp.

Australia praises efforts to ready Olympic village

2016-07-26 10:17

Australia's Olympic delegation chief has praised efforts to fix problems at the Rio 2016 athletes' village and said the team would likely check into the complex on Wednesday.

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