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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.

Political crisis will not harm Rio Olympics: Rousseff

2016-04-10 11:13

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated an Olympic aquatics stadium on Friday, insisting her country won't have any difficulties hosting the event.

Rio 2016 organizers reveal final test event schedule

2016-04-07 13:48

Rio de Janeiro will stage 12 Olympic test events in the next two months as the city finalizes preparations for the first Olympic Games in South America.

Rio's Olympic Park is 98% ready

2016-04-06 13:36

The Olympic Park facilities in Rio de Janeiro are practically ready four months before the inauguration of South America's first Olympic Games.

WADA to consider new inquiries into Russian doping

2016-03-15 09:52

The World Anti-Doping Agency is prepared to open new inquiries into suspected systematic doping in Russian sports and other countries.

Brazil to deploy 38,000 military personnel for Rio Olympics security

2016-03-10 10:59

Brazil's Defense Minister, Aldo Rebelo, announced on Wednesday that 38,000 military personnel will be deployed to carry out security operations during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Brazil will make Olympics safe from Zika virus - WHO official

2016-02-24 10:38

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday Brazil is doing a good job tackling the Zika virus and ensuring that the Olympic games it will host in August will be safe for athletes and visitors.

4 cities launch bid for 2024 Olympic Games

2016-02-18 10:56

Paris, Rome, Los Angeles and Budapest have all delivered their candidature files to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Wednesday.

Los Angeles publishes 2024 Olympics bid logo

2016-02-17 16:21

Los Angeles has made public its logo for the city's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Glamor and garbage both in Rio spotlight

2016-02-04 08:24

Games venues will showcase the good, the bad and the ugly

Brazil paralympic hopeful Joseano Felipe dies

2016-01-29 11:05

Brazil's para-sport community was left in shock on Thursday by the sudden death of powerlifter Joseano Felipe.

A successful event needs to focus on athletes, says IPC official

2016-01-25 16:38

One of the fundamental principles for a successful Games is to focus on athletes, said International Paralympic Committee (IPC) chief executive officer Xavier Gonzalez during a seminar for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

More than 220,000 Rio 2016 tickets sold

2016-01-25 14:33

More than 220,000 Olympic Games tickets were secured during the first two days of the last major sales phase for Brazilian residents.

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