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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.

35 champions lead Chinese team for Rio Olympics

2016-07-20 10:58

35 champions lead Chinese team for Rio Olympics

Brazil 'prepared' for Olympic security threat, says minister

2016-07-20 09:07

The Brazilian government has moved to reassure local residents and an estimated 500,000 visitors that the country will be safe during next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Zika no worry for Zverev

2016-07-20 07:50

Australian top seed Samantha Stosur, defending Washington Open champion Sloane Stephens and German teen sensation Alexander Zverev are setting aside Zika virus fears to compete at the Rio Olympics.

Uzbekistan cherishes ageless wonder

2016-07-20 07:50

Oksana Chusovitina is training for a record-breaking seventh Olympic Games that will see the 41-year-old Uzbek become the oldest female gymnast to ever compete in the global showcase.

Unity key to US hoop hopes

2016-07-20 07:50

Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look US national team when camp opened in Las Vegas on Monday, with just two players back from the squad that won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Bach's IOC legacy rides on response

2016-07-20 07:50

Thomas Bach's response to a report that concluded Russia concealed hundreds of positive doping tests ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games will determine his legacy as International Olympic Committee president, athletes said on Monday.

Sun anxious to redeem himself

2016-07-20 07:50

Chinese swimming ace Sun Yang hopes a successful defense of his titles at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics will finally purge the controversies that have engulfed him in recent years.

Rio security forces complete Olympic simulation drills

2016-07-19 09:52

Security forces in Rio de Janeiro have successfully completed two large-scale simulation exercises to prepare for next month's Olympic Games.

Rio security forces complete Olympic simulation drills

2016-07-19 09:39

Security forces in Rio de Janeiro have successfully completed two large-scale simulation exercises to prepare for next month's Olympic Games, organizers said on Monday.

Brazil names 462-strong Olympic squad

2016-07-19 09:26

Brazil will field 462 athletes at next month's Rio Olympics, its largest ever Games squad.

IOC vows 'toughest sanctions' after report finds Moscow ran broad doping scheme

2016-07-19 09:11

The IOC on Monday promised "the toughest sanctions available" after a report found Moscow had concealed hundreds of positive doping tests in many sports ahead of the Sochi winter Games.

Chinese athletes on inside track for medals

2016-07-19 07:31

Despite the progress China's athletes have made on the track and in the pool, the country's Olympic delegation remains cautious about the chances of a golden haul at the Rio Olympics, citing the challenges of acclimatization and the high standard of competition.

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