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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.

Park Tae-Hwan can compete in Rio

2016-07-08 10:25

South Korea's Olympic committee decided to allow the 26-year-old swimmer to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August.

Brazil's health minister assures Olympic guests of 'minimal' Zika risks

2016-07-07 15:59

Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has assured the world that Brazil's healthcare system is all set for the Olympic Games, with "preventive actions in place" against the mosquito that causes the Zika virus.

Rio to welcome Olympic visitors with 'open arms', says interim President

2016-07-07 10:59

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer has guaranteed Rio de Janeiro will stage a successful Olympic Games and assured international visitors that the city will welcome them "with open arms".

Brazil's top security force takes charge at Rio 2016 venues

2016-07-06 11:40

Brazil's top security force officially took control of security at the venues for the Rio Olympics in a ceremony at Barra Olympic Park on Tuesday.

One month to go: Will Rio be ready?

2016-07-05 10:19

Tuesday will mark the start of the one-month countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as seven years of preparations reach their most critical juncture.

Free at Rio Olympics: 9 million forest-friendly condoms

2016-07-05 10:11

Brazil's government will hand out 9 million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, a push meant to encourage safe sex and also defend the Amazon rainforest.

CAS to rule on Russian athletes' Olympic ban

2016-07-04 19:42

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will step in to settle finally the dispute between Russia, its athletes and the governing body of world athletics over their participation in the Rio Olympic Games, CAS said on Monday.

Final pieces in place, US ready for Rio plunge

2016-07-04 14:23

Connor Jaeger and Abbey Weitzeil wrapped up eight days of cut-throat competition by claiming the last two wins at the US Olympic trials on Sunday as the final pieces of the Rio Games swim team were put in place.

President of Argentine Olympic Committee criticizes lack of soccer players

2016-07-04 13:51

President of the Argentine Olympic Committee (COA), Gerardo Werthein, said Friday it is a "disgrace" that a two-time medal-winning team like the country's national soccer team "can't call upon its players" for the Rio Olympic Games.

Pianist Lang Lang leads Chinese torchbearers in Rio torch relay

2016-07-01 10:54

Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang led six Chinese torchbearers participate in the Rio Olympics torch relay on June 30 in the famous Iguacu waterfall city.

Olympic opening and ceremony tickets go on sale

2016-07-01 09:33

A new batch of tickets have been made available for the Rio 2016 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, organizers said on Thursday.

Pained Felix still out to punch double ticket for Rio

2016-06-30 17:15

Already America's most decorated female sprinter, Allyson Felix launches the most difficult challenge of her career this week.

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