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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.

Bach says Rio 2016 Olympics will be 'safe games'

2015-02-25 10:16

IOC President Thomas Bach said Tuesday he is confident that the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be a "safe games."

A sign of Rio Olympics: military police security drills

2015-02-12 10:20

Members of Brazil's Battalion of Special Operations (BOPE) participate during a crisis simulation exercise conducted by the BOPE to show the media how security will be provided during the 2016 Olympics at the Golf Olympic bus station in Rio de Janeiro February 11, 2015.

Chinese subway trains in service for Rio Olympics

2015-02-10 10:29

The first train to run on Line 4 of the Rio de Janeiro metro connecting the Olympic Village to the Copacabana Game Center has been delivered three months after shipment from China.

China's Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang eyes championship

2015-02-02 08:55

China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang is still training in the hope of competing at the 2015 IAAF World Championships despite the long absence from the track.

Boston organizers to make 2024 Olympic bid info public

2015-01-21 18:21

Boston residents will get their first chance on Wednesday to see how Olympic organizers would handle the 2024 Summer Games if they are awarded to the Massachusetts city.

Beijing's promotion schedule of 2022 Olympis if winning bid

2015-01-12 22:17

Following is the promotion schedule for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics should the joint bidding with Zhang Jiakou make a success, according to the candidature file released on Monday.

Rio puts Olympic plans on track

2014-12-22 09:36

The International Olympic Committee's vice-president, John Coates, triggered controversy in April when he described preparations for the Rio 2016 Games as the "worst" he had seen.

IOC sets schedule for 2024 Olympic bid process

2014-12-06 21:25

The IOC set the timeline Saturday for bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, a race that could include contenders from the United States, Germany, Italy, France and other countries.

Rio 2016 mascots combine Brazilian fauna, flora

2014-11-24 11:12

The official mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are hybrids of Brazil's native fauna and flora, the local organizing committee has announced.

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

2014-11-21 15:14

A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday.

Skiing puts Zhangjiakou on the map

2014-11-10 09:52

Zhangjiakou in Hebei province launched a joint bid with Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and they are now competing with Almaty in Kazakhstan in the final round of the selection process.

Rio 2016 medals to contain recycled metal

2014-11-04 09:12

Medals awarded at the Rio 2016 Olympics will contain metal from recycled electronic equipment, organizers said on Monday.

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