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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 Olympics better serves the city than World Cup: Rio mayor Paes

2016-04-27 09:21

With the Rio Olympics only 100 days away, the city mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes told Xinhua that the Games will bring more benefits to the city than FIFA World Cup two years ago.

Brazil seeks top 10 finish in Rio 2016 medal tally

2016-04-26 16:03

Since September 2009 when Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) has worked to ensure local athletes will be ready to bring back a sizeable medal haul.

New logo selected for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

2016-04-25 16:58

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee decided on a new official emblem on Monday, seven months after an initial design was scrapped due to plagiarism accusations.

Rio Olympic flame nears Greek-Turkish border

2016-04-25 10:41

The Olympic Flame for the "RIO 2016" Summer Olympic Games arrived near the Greek-Turkish land border on Sunday evening at the city port of Alexandroupolis.

China top medal tally at Olympic shooting test event

2016-04-25 10:29

China's Hui Zicheng set a world record to win the men's 50m rifle 3 positions gold medal at the ISSF World Cup stage in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Chinese torchbearers attend Olympics torch relay in Greece

2016-04-23 10:34

Chinese torchbearers attend Olympics torch relay in Greece

Brazil's Cesar Cielo misses out on Rio 2016 berth

2016-04-22 16:12

Brazil's 50m and 100m freestyle world record holder Cesar Cielo has missed out on a berth at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to qualify in his two pet events.

Flame for Rio Olympics lit in ancient Greek ruins

2016-04-22 09:29

Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame from Ancient Olympia on relay through Greece for eight days before a hand-over ceremony at Panathenian Stadium in Athens.

Background: Ritual of Lighting Ceremony for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

2016-04-21 17:28

The lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame is to be held in Ancient Olympia organized by the Hellenic Olympic Committee since 1936 for the Berlin Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 to release new batch of tickets

2016-04-21 11:35

A new batch of tickets for the Olympic opening ceremony, closing ceremony and marquee athletics events will go on sale on Thursday, Rio 2016 organizers said on Wednesday.

Snow falls in 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics ski venue

2016-04-18 16:50

Snow fell on Sunday in Chongli district of north China's Zhangjiakou, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics ski venue, while the highest temperature of Zhangjiakou area climbed to 22 degrees Celsius.

Rio 2016 chief: 'There will be no complacency'

2016-04-13 09:33

Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman has vowed organizers will not become complacent despite declaring the city "ready" for this year's Olympic Games.

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