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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.

Russians railing over ban from Paralympics

2016-08-25 08:07

A ban on Russian athletes competing in the Rio Paralympics was upheld on Tuesday, triggering anger in Moscow after the country lost an appeal against its exclusion over a state-run doping program.

Ticket scam probe widens

2016-08-25 08:07

Brazilian police on Tuesday said they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee member Patrick Hickey and the head of a ticketing company that discussed the illegal sale of tickets to the Rio Games.

Russian Paralympic Committee hearing on Rio 2016 ban put back by 24 hours, IPC confirms

2016-08-20 15:42

The Russian Paralympic Committee's (RPC) appeal against their ban from Rio 2016 will be heard on Monday (August 22), 24 hours later than originally planned, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Friday.

China team 2nd in synchronized swimming technical routine

2016-08-19 15:37

Russia led with 97.0106 during the synchronized swimming technical routine in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on August 19. China came in second with 95.6174 points and Japan third with 93.7723. Team medals will be awarded after today's free routine competition.

Touching stories behind the first Olympics gold medals at Rio

2016-08-18 14:31

Rio de Janeiro, a city that makes dreams come true, has seen six countries and regions realize their dream of winning a Olympic gold medal for the first time. With the games reaching the halfway mark, let’s check out some touching stories behind these amazing achievements.

Male swimmers keep China's swimming dream alive

2016-08-11 17:39

Male swimmers from China have flown the Chinese swimming team's flag and kept its dream alive as almost all female players missed podium spots at the Rio Olympics.

Britain wins first-ever Olympic diving gold medal

2016-08-11 17:15

Britain's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears ended China's gold medal monopoly over diving events at the Rio Olympics by winning the men's synchronized 3m springboard final on Wednesday, the country's first-ever Olympic gold medal in diving.

King of gymnastics Uchimura hopes to carry on till Tokyo 2020

2016-08-11 11:29

Even he will be 31 in 2020, Japan's Kohei Uchimura does not want to miss the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Ding Ning wins women's table tennis singles gold at Rio

2016-08-11 11:05

China's Ding Ning beat teammate Li Xiaoxia 4-3 to win women's table tennis singles gold medal at Rio De Janeiro in Brazil on August 10, 2016. Li won silver metal of the match.

Kim claims table tennis bronze for DPRK on Olympic debut

2016-08-11 09:48

Olympic table tennis debutant Kim Song-I of DPR Korea denied star paddler Ai Fukuhara's chance of taking a revenge for fellow Japanese Kasumi Ishikawa on Wednesday.

Ning Zetao misses final chance in 100m freestyle

2016-08-10 17:34

Ning Zetao, who became the first Asian man ever to win the 100m freestyle at the world championships in Kazan last year, failed to qualify for the men's 100m freestyle final at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

Olympians in action in Rio

2016-08-10 17:14

Olympians in action in Rio

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