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Brazil aims for gold greatness at Rio Olympics

BRAZIL faces a nervous 100-day countdown to the start of the Games where it is counting on winning about 30 medals. That would put it in the top 10 sporting powers for the first Olympics to be held in ...

May 1, 2016, Sunday


Nadal named flag-bearer for Spain at Rio Games

THE Spanish Olympic Committee says Rafael Nadal will be Spain’s flag-bearer at the Rio de Janeiro Games. The announcement came yesterday to mark the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony at Rio’s ...

April 28, 2016, Thursday


Rio shrugs off doubts as 100-day countdown starts

RIO de Janeiro yesterday launched the 100-day countdown to the Olympic Games with the government and global sports leaders insisting it will be a landmark occasion despite chaotic preparations and Brazil’s ...

April 28, 2016, Thursday


Tokyo goes for harmony in new 2020 logo

A RING of interconnected indigo blue rectangular shapes is the new symbol of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Opting for simplicity and harmony, organizers unveiled the new official logo yesterday, seven months ...

April 26, 2016, Tuesday


Brazil’s first torchbearer for Rio Olympics

BRAZILIAN volleyball legend Giovane Gavio was one of the protagonists at the start of the journey of the Olympic Flame that will be burning for the historic 2016 Rio Summer Olympics at the birthplace ...

April 24, 2016, Sunday


Rio countdown kicks off

THE official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began with the lighting of the torch at the site of the ancient Games yesterday and organizers hoping to shift attention away from Brazil’s ...

April 22, 2016, Friday


Olympics: Flame lit for troubled Rio Games

The Olympic flame was lit Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil's political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that ...

April 21, 2016, Thursday


Back-up Rio flame?

Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights a torch from the sun’s rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the dress rehearsal for the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece yesterday. The flame will be kept as a backup, in case cloudy skies derail today’s official ceremony, which will launch a four-month torch relay culminating at Maracana Stadium for the Games opening ceremony on August 5. It will burn in the stadium through August 21. ...

April 21, 2016, Thursday


Momota, Park face hurdles on Rio path

JAPANESE badminton trailblazer Kento Momota is set to miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics later this year after admitting to gambling at an illegal casino, local media reported yesterday. The 21-year-old ...

April 8, 2016, Friday


In Rio, sailors compete with constant health scare

THE bad water quality at Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay puts Paralympic sailors in constant fear of their health during competitions with organizers having failed to live up to their promises, Paralympic ...

February 28, 2016, Sunday


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