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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.

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.

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.

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