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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.

Michael Phelps qualifies for a 5th Olympics

2016-06-30 16:03

Michael Phelps cleared a major hurdle on the road to Rio on Wednesday, qualifying for a fifth Olympics with a victory that has paved the way to more Games glory.

Rio's Olympic Park reaches 99% completion

2016-06-30 14:10

Construction work on Rio's Olympic Park has reached 99% completion as the city finalizes preparations for the first Olympic Games in South America.

Brazil will increase security at airports during Rio Olympics

2016-06-30 09:24

Brazil's Minister of Civil Aviation, Mauricio Quintella, announced Wednesday that security will be boosted at airports for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, after terrorist attacks Tuesday in Turkey and in April in Brussels.

Anthony, Durant lead USA Basketball Rio squad

2016-06-29 16:38

USA Basketball named a 12-man squad for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games on Monday with Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant and New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony leading the team.

Defending Australian 100m hurdles Olympic gold medalist pulls out of Rio

2016-06-29 13:08

Sally Pearson, Australia's greatest Olympic track and field hope and defending 100m hurdles Olympic gold medalist, has been forced to pull out of the 2016 Rio Games after she tore her hamstring while training in Australia this week.

World No 1 golfer Jason Day withdraws Olympics over Zika

2016-06-29 11:20

World number one Jason Day became the latest top golfer to withdraw from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games because of the Zika virus on Tuesday.

Rio 2016 Olympic medals are under preparation

2016-06-29 09:36

Rio 2016 Olympic medals are under preparation

Chinese women's basketball team targets top eight in Rio: head coach

2016-06-27 17:23

Chinese women's basketball team aim for a top eight finish at the Rio Olympic Games, head coach Thomas Maher said here on Monday.

Global doping agency suspends Rio lab weeks before Olympics

2016-06-27 11:38

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with internationalstandards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 receives keys to velodrome

2016-06-27 09:55

Rio 2016 organizers received the keys to the city's new velodrome on Sunday as laborers continued to work around the clock to ensure the venue is ready for the Olympic Games in August.

IWF may ban Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus from Rio Games

2016-06-23 14:48

The International Weightlifting Federation announced that Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus may face being banned from the Rio Olympics over repeat doping offences.

Golfer McIlroy pulls out of Rio over Zika fears

2016-06-23 10:31

Northern Ireland's four-times major winner Rory McIlroy has decided to pull out of the Rio Olympic Games because of health fears over the Zika virus.

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