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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.

Bryan twins putting health first

2016-08-01 07:50

Bob and Mike Bryan will not defend their Olympic tennis doubles title in Rio de Janeiro, citing health concerns.

Backing Brazil beyond Olympics

2016-08-01 07:48

Just as global companies such as Caterpillar Inc, Alstom Group and Siemens AG injected billions of dollars into China's infrastructure over the past three decades, their Chinese counterparts are now committed to Brazil's development.

Making Rio safe the Chinese way

2016-08-01 07:48

China-made security equipment has been installed in Maracana Stadium, where the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be held, according to the manufacturer concerned.

Sports travel sluggish but gathering pace across the country

2016-08-01 07:48

China's investments in overseas soccer and basketball teams may be on the rise, but it will be some time before the Chinese people begin to travel abroad in large numbers to watch big sporting events, according to tourism industry observers.

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.

Rio visitors urged to use caution

2016-07-30 02:22

China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio Olympics, a week ahead of the opening ceremony, after a spate of thefts and armed robberies against Chinese.

Rio visitors urged to use caution

2016-07-30 02:22

Visitors to the Olympics are reminded to leave jewelry at hotel, and not carry backpacks while walking on the street, the Foreign Ministry says.

In photos: Postcards from Rio

2016-07-29 14:11

An aerial view shows Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 16, 2016.

Mom helps keep Bolt balanced

2016-07-29 07:36

How does Usain Bolt's mom help the world's fastest man keep his cool?

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.

Olympic ban upheld, Isinbayeva mourns 'funeral of athletics'

2016-07-28 10:09

Russian President Vladimir Putin pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva speak during a meeting with the Russian Olympic team at the Kremlin.

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