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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.

Things you need to know about the Rio Olympics

2016-07-21 16:39

Things you need to know about the Rio Olympics

Foreign coaches expected to add gloss to China's Rio Olympic delegation

2016-07-21 15:18

These foreign coaches mentor Chinese athletes from 17 sports, bringing both expertise and experience to sports like soccer, basketball, fencing, sailing, synchronized swimming and water polo.

300 nuclear security agents to be deployed for Rio Olympics

2016-07-21 14:45

Nearly 300 nuclear security experts will be deployed for the upcoming Olympic Games, Agencia Brasil reported on Wednesday.

Russian Olympic chief: Rio boycott over doping out of question

2016-07-21 09:32

The head of Russia's Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, said on Wednesday Russia had no intention of boycotting the Rio Games to protest against the way a doping scandal was being handled, saying politics had no place in sport.

Rio 2016 to release 100,000 Olympic tickets

2016-07-21 09:22

Around 100,000 tickets across all Olympic events will go on sale on Thursday in what could be the last chance for fans to see their favourite sports at the Rio 2016 Games.

IOC delays decision on banning Russia from Rio Olympics

2016-07-20 11:14

Russia's participation in the Rio Olympics remained in jeopardy on Tuesday after the International Olympic Committee said it would 'explore legal options' for banning the country from the Games.

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.

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