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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.

Serena eliminated in third round upset

2016-08-10 11:52

Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams was bundled out of the Rio de Janeiro tennis tournament in the third round of the singles on Tuesday after a shock 6-4 6-3 defeat to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.

Phelps adds Olympic gold medal haul to historic 21

2016-08-10 09:57

Michael Phelps seized the 20th Olympic gold medal of a swimming career that keeps on giving with a 200 metres butterfly triumph on Tuesday that avenged his stinging 2012 defeat to South African Chad Le Clos.

Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong lifts gold

2016-08-10 08:25

China's Shi Zhiyong celebrates after a lift in the men's 69kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 9, 2016.

Close contact!

2016-08-10 08:22

Olympians shine in collision events like boxing, rugby, judo and handball

Bolt says athletics on right track

2016-08-10 08:22

Jamaican superstar confident his sport can purge itself of specter of doping

Fukuhara upsets 2nd seed Feng to make her first semis in Olympic table tennis

2016-08-10 11:37

Japanese star paddler Ai Fukuhara claimed her best result so far in an Olympic Games after the women's singles sixth seed upset Singapore's No 2 seed Feng Tianwei 4-0 here on Tuesday to make through into the semifinal of Rio 2016.

Rio Olympic media bus hit by bullets

2016-08-10 10:07

A bus carrying journalists on one of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic transport lines was struck by bullets on Tuesday, passengers said.

Trite, right and bright spots of Rio 2016

2016-08-10 08:23

I thought the Olympic Games, no matter their venue, are meant to be sellout events. On second thought, triggered by Rio's half-empty stands, I think the world has changed.

Phelps puts spotlight on cupping

2016-08-10 06:36

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps led American swimmers to a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay, but what grabbed media attention and led to stories and photos around the globe were the purple and red circles on his back.

Sad lifter Li Yajun vows to fight for next Olympics

2016-08-08 16:28

Holding tears in her eyes, a sad Li Yajun was determined to get rid of the bad memories in Rio and trained harder for the next Olympic Games four years later.

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