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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.

Ones to watch in Rio

2016-07-19 07:31

Sun Yang

Moscow lab protected doped Russian athletes at Sochi-WADA

2016-07-18 23:27

Widespread doping and manipulation of tests by Russian athletes and officials at the Sochi Olympics, overseen by the ministry of sport, was confirmed by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday, further fuelling calls for a complete ban on the country from the Rio Games.

Rafael Nadal named in Rio Olympics draw

2016-07-18 10:45

Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal will compete at next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after recovering from a wrist injury, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Friday.

A pair of canceled Czechs

2016-07-18 09:31

Czech tennis stars, world No 8 Tomas Berdych and No 16 Karolina Pliskova, on Saturday joined the growing list of players pulling out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus.

Semenya's future still clouded by gender dispute

2016-07-18 09:31

South Africa's Caster Semenya is back and vowing to win an Olympic gold medal that could reignite the complex biological and ethical gender storm that once engulfed her life.

Park Tae-hwan in great mood after Olympic ban lifted

2016-07-15 10:52

Park is ready to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August after the South Korea's Olympic committee suspended the ban on him in early July.

Brazil's top security force protest in Rio before the Olympics

2016-07-14 10:29

The Forca Nacional protested Wednesday in west Rio de Janeiro to demand better conditions in their accommodation in Rio and complained about the delay in the daily payments.

Rio 2016: City seeing public transport 'revolution' due to Olympic Games

2016-07-12 10:32

One of the main areas of concern for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in choosing an Olympic host city is urban mobility, which will help visitors get around and become a legacy for residents.

US hurdlers Oliver and Merritt fail to qualify for Rio

2016-07-11 13:28

World champion David Oliver and Aries Merritt failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics during the US men’s 110 hurdles first round heats in the 2016 US Olympic track and field team trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

More than 70% of tickets sold for Rio Olympics

2016-07-11 10:31

More than 70% of the total tickets available for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been sold, according to organizers.

2016 Rio Olympic Games to be held from August 5 to 21

2016-07-11 09:40

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be held from August 5 to 21.

Chinese women's basketball team jets off for training

2016-07-08 16:04

The Chinese women's basketball players are headed for training in Canada, with the Olympic Games only one month away.

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