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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 to hire 6,000 staff for Olympic public health

2016-05-26 10:36

Brazilian health minister Ricardo Barros briefs International Olympic Committee on plans that include hiring 6,000 extra staff to ensure public health during the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

IOC: 31 athletes face ban from Rio Olympics

2016-05-18 10:19

Thirty-one athletes from six sports could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping following re-tests on their samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its official website on Tuesday.

Rio 2016 unveils uniforms made in China

2016-05-16 03:48

Green, yellow, blue and red. The four colours will identify different functions among the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games staff and volunteers.

Rio Games workers and volunteers receive Chinese-made uniforms

2016-05-14 14:12

Workers and volunteers for the Olympic and Paralymic Games, to be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5-21 and September 7-18, respectively, started to receive their official uniforms on Friday, according to the event's organizing committee.

Beijing works to let sustainable Games begin

2016-05-14 08:25

Beijing has started fulfilling its promise to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in a sustainable way by refurbishing an abandoned industrial complex to house the event's organizing committee.

Rio mayor assures Olympics not impacted by graft, political turmoil

2016-05-06 16:11

Rio de Janeiro's mayor said Thursday preparations for the Olympics will not be impacted by Brazil's political turbulence, and he guaranteed there was zero corruption in the city's projects for the games.

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.

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