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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.

Synchronized swimmers hope for hometown success in Brazil

2016-06-22 15:30

Brazil's synchronized swimming team is planning to make waves in August, when Rio de Janeiro becomes the first South American city to host the Olympics.

Rio 2016 apologizes after jaguar shot dead

2016-06-22 10:43

Rio 2016 organizers issued an apology after a jaguar that featured in an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead in the Amazonian city of Manaus.

Golfing drive poised to tee off in 2nd-tier cities

2016-06-20 07:33

PGA Tour planning to expand its reach into five Chinese province.

With Olympics, sport gains new stature in China

2016-06-20 07:30

Golf's return to the Olympics is boosting the image of a game that has been associated with money and corruption in China, and the country's sports authorities are getting behind it in a big way.

Books and pucks form a winning combination

2016-06-17 08:19

Hockey player Song Andong is hoping that membership of the elite US schools athletics system will boost his chances of competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Sun Xiaochen reports.

Youth participation boost for Beijing 2022

2016-06-17 08:19

The promotion of youth hockey in Beijing has made excellent progress in the past two years, with more than 10,000 students from about 60 schools learning about the winter game and attending training sessions, according to the Beijing Hockey Association.

IOC chief Bach lauds 'beautiful' Rio Olympic village

2016-06-16 09:52

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described the Rio Olympic village as "one of the most beautiful" he had seen during Wednesday unveiling of the 835 million US-dollar complex.

Wrestler Mijain Lopez will be Cuba's Olympic flag-bearer

2016-06-16 09:27

Greco-roman wrestler Mijain Lopez will be Cuba's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the country announced on Wednesday.

Brazilian government offers financial lifeline for Rio Olympic projects

2016-06-15 14:52

Brazil's interim government on Tuesday vowed to provide financial support to ensure infrastructure projects are finished in time for this year's Olympics Games in Rio.

WHO sees 'very low' risk of further Zika spread due to Olympics

2016-06-15 10:31

There is a "very low risk" of further international spread of Zika virus as result of the Olympic Games to be held in Brazil, the heart of the current outbreak linked to birth defects, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on June 14.

Rio Olympics unveils medals

2016-06-15 07:25

Children and youth show Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic medals during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Stephen Curry out of Rio Olympics

2016-06-07 09:42

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Monday, citing injury concerns.

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