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Olympics-Australian Paralympic sailor robbed at gunpoint in Rio

An Australian Paralympic sailor and team official were robbed at gunpoint while training in Rio de Janeiro at the weekend, raising fears about the security of athletes and tourists in the leadup to the Olympic Games.

South Korea unveils 'Zika-proof' Olympic uniforms

South Korea is hoping to protect its athletes from Zika-carrying mosquitoes with the unveiling of new, long-sleeve uniforms ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Two dead after new bike lane collapses in Rio

A bike lane, one of the projects aimed at sprucing up Rio de Janeiro ahead of this summer's Olympic Games, has collapsed into the ocean, killing two people.
April 22, 2016 | 08:37 am GMT+7

Olympics-Rio Games countdown starts with Olympia torch lighting

The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organisers hoping it will shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil.
April 21, 2016 | 05:58 pm GMT+7

Rio celebrates President impeachment vote

Copacabana beach turns into a block party after congressmen voted overwhelmingly to send impeachment proceedings against embattled President Dilma Rousseff to the Senate. Copacabana beach erupted in celebration after Brazil's lower house of Congress reached the 342 votes needed to move forward with an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff for breaking budget laws.Her impeachment now moves to the Senate for trial, a major step towards potentially ending 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in the divided nation.Celebrations broke out on the streets of Brasilia as well, where congressmen had been debating grounds for impeachment all day.
April 18, 2016 | 12:50 pm GMT+7

Newly crowned Olympic champion wants Russia barred from Rio Games

Australian race walker Jared Tallent has said it would be a disgrace to have to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August against the man who cheated him out of London Olympic gold.
March 25, 2016 | 11:36 am GMT+7
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