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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.

Phelps takes his 19th Olympic gold

2016-08-08 15:40

Michael Phelps made all the difference as he won the 19th Olympic gold medal and helped the U.S. men's team to victory in the 4x100 metres freestyle relay.

Flying start for Chinese table tennis in Rio 2016

2016-08-08 15:11

Table tennis powerhouse China opened their Rio Olympic journey in style on Sunday with both Ding Ning and Ma Long winning in straight sets, while Japan's top woman Kasumi Ishikawa and Chinese Taipei's number one Chuang Chih-Yuan suffered third round exits.

Ace swimmers make record-breaking splash in Rio

2016-08-08 13:58

The smiles or tears on the faces of these swimmers will be remembered and shared by the whole world as they smash world records of the swimming competitions at Rio Olympics.

China's Wu Minxia cements her name in Olympic history

2016-08-08 11:52

At the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center at Rio's Olympic Park that was named to memorialize Brazil's greatest female swimmer, Chinese diving diva Wu Minxia cemented her name in Olympic history on Sunday (Monday in Beijing).

Sun Yang qualifies fastest for 200m freestyle final

2016-08-08 11:46

Sun Yang qualified fastest for the men's 200m freestyle final at the Rio Olympics, easily winning his semifinal on Sunday.

Williams sisters crashed out of doubles

2016-08-08 11:35

Three-time Olympic women's doubles champions Serena and Venus Williams crashed out of the Rio Games tournament in the first round on Sunday as the American sisters' unbeaten run dating back to Sydney 2000 came to a surprising end.

Radwanska KO'd after torrid travel schedule

2016-08-08 08:37

Agnieszka Radwanska, a player not known for outbursts on court, had plenty of good reasons to take out her frustrations on her racket in her first-round Olympic match on Saturday.

Chinese weightlifter Long smashes world record to win Olympic gold

2016-08-08 08:10

Long Qingquan of China wins the men's 56kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events.

China wins first diving gold of Rio Games

2016-08-08 04:32

China secured the first diving gold medal of the Rio Olympics when Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao won the women's synchronised 3m springboard on Sunday.

Pistol shooter Zhang Mengxue wins China's first gold in Rio

2016-08-07 23:34

The 25-year-old Zhang Mengxue won China's first gold at the Rio Olympics by claiming the women's 10m air pistol title here on Sunday.

Age no barrier for Kiwis

2016-08-06 07:42

New Zealand riding legend Mark Todd is the grizzled poster boy for the hardy bunch of sixty-somethings competing in the Rio equestrian arena starting on Saturday.

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