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Rio Olympic Village opens its gate

The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug 5.

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.

Brazilian police investigate potential terrorist cell

2016-07-26 09:05

The Brazilian police are investigating a potential terrorist cell made up of 15 members, who may have been planning terrorist acts during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

CRRC supplies trains for Rio Olympics

2016-07-26 08:51

More than half the subway trains running in Rio de Janeiro's metro system will be Chinese products.

Wingsuit flyers soar over Christ the Redeemer statue

2016-07-25 15:50

Wingsuit flyers glide over the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, July 23, 2016.

Olympic Torch relay across Brazil

2016-07-25 11:12

Olympic Torch relay across Brazil

WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

2016-07-25 10:52

The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Sunday.

Rio 2016 hires 500-strong task force to fix village problems

2016-07-25 10:35

An emergency task force of more than 500 workers has been contracted to fix problems at the Rio 2016 Olympic village.

Bryan brothers set for golden farewell

2016-07-25 07:47

When tennis star Mike Bryan's phone rang recently and the police officer on the other end of the line told him his home security alarm had been activated, his first thought was the fate of the Olympic gold medal he earned with twin brother Bob at London 2012.

After headgear, singlets next on Olympic hit list

2016-07-25 07:47

Male boxers will step into the ring without headgear at the Rio Olympics for the first time since the 1980 Moscow Games, and their singlets could be next on the hit list.

IOC decisions on participation of Russian athletes in Rio Olympics

2016-07-24 22:51

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Sunday against total ban of Russian athletes from the Rio Olympic Games in relation to allegations of state-organized doping.

IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics

2016-07-24 22:17

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation with their relevant sports federations.

Rio Olympic bus route closed after shootout

2016-07-24 12:45

Three stations on a new express bus corridor connecting Rio de Janeiro's international airport to Olympic Park were closed after a shootout between police and drug gangs.

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