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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.

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.

Olympic mascot a mom for first time as pandas deliver four cubs

2015-08-03 16:56

Four male panda cubs are born to two mothers at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu on Sunday.

Vice-Premier leads Games bidders back from Kuala Lumpur

2015-08-02 20:37

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong led the Beijing Winter Olympic Games bid team back home from Kuala Lumpur Sunday afeternoon after the Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Games.

President Xi extends appreciation to IOC for trust and support

2015-08-01 07:25

President Xi Jinping sent a letter of appreciation to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Friday evening, expressing thanks to the IOC for its trust and support in selecting Beijing, together with Zhangjiakou, as the host of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Hockey star keeps world's focus here

2015-08-01 07:25

Competing in the Olympic Games at home is no doubt a unique experience, once in a lifetime, appealing to any athlete around the world.

Games bring hope to hosts

2015-08-01 07:25

Winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games means there will be more travelers and skiers in Chongli county, which the locals expect will boost the business of guesthouses.

What they say

2015-08-01 07:25

"Beijing has won the chance to host the Winter Olympic Games. That's because we trust the capacity of the Chinese people."

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