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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.

China Rio bound after volleyball World Cup title

2015-09-07 09:07

The Chinese women's volleyball team regained its mojo by outperforming host Japan to win the FIVB World Cup and qualify for the Rio Olympics next year.

Los Angeles named US bid candidate for 2024 Olympic Games

2015-09-02 10:40

Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the US Olympic Committee said.

Tokyo ditches Olympic logo amid new plagiarism allegation

2015-09-02 07:18

Olympic organizers scrap the logo for the 2020 Games after charges that its Japanese designer might have used copied the design.

2016 Rio Olympics merchandise to go on sale in China

2015-08-31 11:05

The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) launched the sale of 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics' merchandise in Chinese markets on Sunday, providing Chinese fans unique licensed products for next year's Summer Olympics.

Palace Museum opens Olympic Park exhibit

2015-08-12 07:50

The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, houses 1.8 million cultural relics, but only a fraction of these are displayed to public.

Water Cube to be transformed for events on ice

2015-08-11 07:57

Preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics will see the iconic Water Cube transformed into an "ice cube" as organizers ready it to host curling and skating events, the venue operator said on Monday.

IOC invites athletes to Rio 2016; China sends best wishes

2015-08-10 14:16

The Rio Olympic Games marked a one-year countdown with a samba, bossa nova and carnival celebration and ceremony on Aug 5 as International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach officially invited the world's athletes to take part in South America's first Olympics.

Paralympian a winner in life

2015-08-10 07:44

For the past 20 years, Liu Wenxue has kept up on reading, writing and sports, despite having cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that has caused him suffering.

Wukesong Arena can hold hockey events, officials say

2015-08-10 07:44

Wukesong Arena - host of the 2008 Summer Olympics basketball tournament as well as numerous grassroots basketball events - can easily be transformed into a modern hockey stadium for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

No special worries for Rio Olympics

2015-08-05 12:05

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he had no special worries for Rio Olympics and believed the polluted waters would be fine by the time the Games start.

Take two as videos help win bid again

2015-08-05 07:45

"From the reactions of the International Olympic Committee members, I knew it worked," Meng, a director with China Central Television's sports channel, said on Tuesday.

Economic impact of Beijing Winter Olympics

2015-08-04 17:24

Clinching the winter olympics will provide hefty economic opportunities for Beijing and its surrounding regions, analysts say.

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