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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.

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.

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.

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