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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.

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.

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.

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