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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.

Tokyo favors venue changes as 2020 Games costs soar

2016-09-30 14:48

A Tokyo panel on Thursday urged changes to three venues for the 2020 Olympics in the face of ballooning costs but organizers say such adjustments may prove difficult to instigate in time for the Games.

Rome withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics: mayor

2016-09-22 09:14

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi on Wednesday announced the Italian capital was withdrawing its bid to host the 2024 Olympic games.

Under 3 percent of US athletes in Rio had medical exemptions

2016-09-21 07:16

Fifteen of the 558 athletes in the US delegation at the Rio Olympics - or slightly less than 3 percent - had therapeutic-use exemptions in force during the games.

Unforgettable moments of Rio Paralympics

2016-09-19 13:09

As the 2016 Paralympic Games come to an end in Rio, let's replay some of the most unforgettable moments of the 11-day event.

Iranian cyclist dies after crash

2016-09-18 09:32

Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after crashing in the C4-5 event at the Paralympics.

4 Paralympic runners beat Olympic gold medalist's time

2016-09-14 06:55

At the Rio Paralympic Games on Monday, four participants with partial disabilities proved that, when it comes to running, they are in no way inferior to other athletes.

Paralympics opens in Rio

2016-09-08 07:35

More than 4,400 athletes from 160 countries and regions will compete at the Rio Paralympic Games, which officially opened at the Maracana Stadium on Wednesday.

Paralympics opening ceremony to 'awaken five senses'

2016-08-31 10:08

A creative director of the Rio Paralympics opening ceremony has promised a sensuous experience that strays from the idea that Para athletes are "superhuman".

Brazil court frees Ireland's Mallon arrested in Rio Olympic ticket scam

2016-08-29 09:48

A Brazilian court said on Saturday it has authorized the release of Ireland's Kevin James Mallon, a director of international sports hospitality company THG who was arrested on Aug 5 for the alleged illegal scalping of Olympic tickets.

Brazilian gov't to help fund Rio Paralympic Games

2016-08-25 10:00

Brazil's interim government said Tuesday it will spend public funds on the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, despite a court ruling banning the move until the event's organizing committee reveals its accounts.

Rio sees 1.17 million tourists during Olympics, zero cases of Zika

2016-08-25 09:51

Rio de Janeiro received 1.17 million tourists during the Olympic Games, including 410,000 foreigners, and zero cases of Zika was reported.

Tokyo welcomes the Olympic flag

2016-08-25 09:42

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport with the Olympic flag on Aug 24, after visiting Rio de Janeiro to attend the Summer Games closing ceremony there.

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