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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.

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.

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

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