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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.

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.

He's looking for happy landings

2015-12-08 08:02

Falling helps make China's leading snowboard daredevil, He Wei, more determined to reach the pinnacle of his extreme sport.

Looking good on the slopes

2015-12-04 07:35

As Beijing looks ahead to the Winter Olympics in 2022, global brands are already gearing up to make Chinese winter sports fans look trendy.

Hamburg 2024 Games bid collapses in referendum defeat

2015-11-30 11:47

Hamburg residents rejected the German port city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics in a public referendum on Sunday.

First 50,000 volunteers for Rio announced, China 5th largest election

2015-11-27 17:29

The first 50,000 volunteers have been chosen to work at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games while the United States, Britain, Russia and China lead non-Brazilians selected.

Russia accept full suspension from athletics over doping: IAAF

2015-11-27 11:05

Russia have accepted the full suspension from athletics over widespread doping without requesting a hearing, announced the sport's world governing body IAAF.

Russia promises Athletics Federation reform to ensure participation in 2016 Olympic

2015-11-17 11:01

Russian Olympic Committee said that the structure of the country's Athletics Federation would be reformed as soon as possible.

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