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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.

Rio 2016 Olympic medals are under preparation

2016-06-29 09:36

Rio 2016 Olympic medals are under preparation

Chinese women's basketball team targets top eight in Rio: head coach

2016-06-27 17:23

Chinese women's basketball team aim for a top eight finish at the Rio Olympic Games, head coach Thomas Maher said here on Monday.

Global doping agency suspends Rio lab weeks before Olympics

2016-06-27 11:38

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with internationalstandards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 receives keys to velodrome

2016-06-27 09:55

Rio 2016 organizers received the keys to the city's new velodrome on Sunday as laborers continued to work around the clock to ensure the venue is ready for the Olympic Games in August.

IWF may ban Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus from Rio Games

2016-06-23 14:48

The International Weightlifting Federation announced that Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus may face being banned from the Rio Olympics over repeat doping offences.

Golfer McIlroy pulls out of Rio over Zika fears

2016-06-23 10:31

Northern Ireland's four-times major winner Rory McIlroy has decided to pull out of the Rio Olympic Games because of health fears over the Zika virus.

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.

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