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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.

IOC opens door for 271 Russians

2016-08-06 07:42

The IOC on Thursday approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes to the Rio Olympics, meaning 70 percent of the country's original team will compete after a doping scandal dominated the buildup to the games.

Student digs for gold with torch

2016-08-06 07:42

An enterprising Brazilian college student has found a way to make money off one of the torches used to carry the Olympic flame toward Rio de Janeiro: get tourists to pose with it for pictures.

Minnows among the sharks

2016-08-06 07:42

While swimming legend Michael Phelps flies first class, earns millions from lucrative sponsorship deals and is aided by scientific training methods, spare a thought for the sport's plucky minnows.

Cool Bolt leaves 'em flustered

2016-08-06 07:42

Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles are reigning Olympic and world champions in gymnastics, but meeting Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt in Rio proved an overwhelming experience for the US teammates on Wednesday.

Hingis cherishes second chance

2016-08-06 07:42

After 20 years, Martina returns to Olympic stage

Yi taking aim at a repeat

2016-08-06 07:42

China has two of the best female rifle shooters in the world, and both will be in the hunt for the first gold to be decided at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Samsung uses Rio Olympics to break VR content conundrum

2016-08-06 07:41

Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium is huge, with more than 78,000 seats from which lucky fans could watch the 2016 Olympic opening ceremonies on Friday (local time). Samsung Electronics Co is betting the best place to watch is from your couch, with its virtual reality headset to transport you to Brazil.

Vice-Premier Liu greets media ahead of Rio Olympics

2016-08-06 13:19

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong on Friday greeted the representatives of the country's media organizations which converged on Rio to cover the Olympic Games.

Brazilian marathon runner lights Olympic cauldron

2016-08-06 13:07

Brazilian long-distance runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games on Friday.

Russian delegation make appearance at Rio Olympics opening ceremony

2016-08-06 12:51

The Russian delegation made their appearance in the opening ceremony on Friday after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave the greenlight to over 270 athletes at the Rio Olympic Games.

Nadal delighted at leading Spain into Maracana

2016-08-06 12:31

Former tennis world No 1 Rafael Nadal could not hide his delight after finally holding Spain's flag at an Olympic opening ceremony on Friday.

First ever Refugee Olympic Team spotlight at Rio Games opening ceremony

2016-08-06 10:28

The first ever Olympic refugee team became the spotlight in the Rio Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

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