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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.

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.

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.

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