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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.

Chinese trains on track to open for Rio Olympics

2016-06-03 20:02

A new subway line, linking Rio de Janeiro's city centre, tourist neighbourhoods and beach areas to the main Olympic zone will start operating on Aug 1, the state government of Rio de Janeiro confirmed on Thursday.

IOC to double budget in pre-Olympic drug testing

2016-06-02 16:37

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board has decided to double the budget of pre-Olympic testing on Wednesday.

IOC to double budget in pre-Olympic drug testing

2016-06-02 11:06

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board has decided to double the budget of pre-Olympic testing on Wednesday.

Section of Olympic torch relay cancelled amid floods

2016-06-02 08:58

A section of the Rio 2016 Olympic torch relay has been cancelled due to severe flooding in Brazil's northeastern region, organizers said on Wednesday.

Rio cancels Olympic velodrome building contract

2016-05-31 10:15

The city of Rio de Janeiro has cancelled a contract to build the Olympic velodrome amid mounting concerns about delays to the venue, according to media reports.

Tickets go on sale for Olympic tennis, handball

2016-05-26 13:34

A new round of tickets for Olympic tennis and handball have been made available to the public, Rio 2016 organizers said on Thursday.

Rio to hire 6,000 staff for Olympic public health

2016-05-26 10:36

Brazilian health minister Ricardo Barros briefs International Olympic Committee on plans that include hiring 6,000 extra staff to ensure public health during the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

IOC: 31 athletes face ban from Rio Olympics

2016-05-18 10:19

Thirty-one athletes from six sports could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping following re-tests on their samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its official website on Tuesday.

Rio 2016 unveils uniforms made in China

2016-05-16 03:48

Green, yellow, blue and red. The four colours will identify different functions among the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games staff and volunteers.

Rio Games workers and volunteers receive Chinese-made uniforms

2016-05-14 14:12

Workers and volunteers for the Olympic and Paralymic Games, to be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5-21 and September 7-18, respectively, started to receive their official uniforms on Friday, according to the event's organizing committee.

Beijing works to let sustainable Games begin

2016-05-14 08:25

Beijing has started fulfilling its promise to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in a sustainable way by refurbishing an abandoned industrial complex to house the event's organizing committee.

Rio mayor assures Olympics not impacted by graft, political turmoil

2016-05-06 16:11

Rio de Janeiro's mayor said Thursday preparations for the Olympics will not be impacted by Brazil's political turbulence, and he guaranteed there was zero corruption in the city's projects for the games.

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