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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.

New Rio 2016 tickets to go on sale

2016-05-06 14:44

A new round of tickets has been put on sale for Olympic gymnastics, canoeing and rowing, Rio 2016 organizers said on Wednesday.

Kaka, Neymar not included in Brazil's Copa squad

2016-05-06 10:53

Dunga, Brazil's national team coach, announced Thursday the final list of 23 players that will play in the 2016 Centennial Copa America in the United States from June 3 to 23.

Rio 2016 torchbearers describe 'once-in-a-lifetime' thrill

2016-05-05 09:28

The first of Brazil's Rio 2016 Olympic torchbearers described their emotion at carrying the fabled flame through the capital Brasilia on Tuesday.

Olympic Flame lands in Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

2016-05-04 10:27

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

Rio 2016 torch to begin 95-day Brazil relay

2016-05-03 10:26

The torch will begin its 95-day journey through more than 300 Brazilian cities on Tuesday as the final countdown begins for Rio Olympics.

Rio 2016 chief: We are 'ready to deliver history'

2016-04-29 11:01

Rio de Janeiro is "ready to deliver history" when it becomes the first South American country to host the Olympic Games in August, Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman said on Wednesday.

Michelle Obama kicks off 100-day countdown to Rio Olympics with US Olympians

2016-04-29 10:48

US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday started the 100-day countdown to the opening of 2016 Rio Olympic Games at Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, together with more than 70 Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Rio Olympics expects more Chinese investment amid crisis

2016-04-28 16:25

The Rio Olympics, which will kick off in 100 days, expects more Chinese firms to invest and sponsor amid political and economic troubles in Brazil.

Greece hands over Olympic Flame to Rio organizers

2016-04-28 09:12

The Flame burning for this summer's Rio Olympic Games was handed over to the Brazilian organizers in a spectacular ceremony held at Panathinaic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday.

Syrian amputee carries Rio 2016 flame through Athens refugee camp

2016-04-27 10:32

A Syrian amputee swimmer ran with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday to highlight the plight of the million people who fled their homes for Europe since last year.

100 days to go: Will Rio be ready for Olympics?

2016-04-27 10:04

With 100 days to go, Braizil has completed its venues and there are also some key challenges facing organizers ahead of the opening ceremony on Aug 5.

Timeline of Rio 2016 Olympic Games

2016-04-27 09:23

A timeline of events leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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