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Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 4, 2016: The NOC of Cambodia has announced that world swimming governing body FINA has confirmed the participation of Cambodia's Pou Sovijia and Hemthon Vitiny for Rio 2016. In a letter of confirmation sent to...

Athens, Greece, May 3, 2016: In the IOC’s Olympic Highlights bulletin published on May 3, special attention is given to Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein, who carried the Olympic flame through the Eleonas Open Recep...

Olympia, Greece, April 21, 2016: The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on Thursday during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee. The lighting marks the symbolic start of t...

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 20, 2016: IOC President Thomas Bach has stressed the solidarity of the Olympic family with Brazil as the host nation enters the final weeks of preparations for the Rio Games. Speaking at...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 14, 2016: The stage is set for the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, following Thursday’s draw at the Estadio Maracana’s auditorium. The Olympic Football Tourn...


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 13, 2016: IOC Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel has backed Brazil and the Brazilians to deliver successful Olympic Games this August at the clos...

Amman, Jordan, April 11, 2016: Jordan’s first qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympics in August has received a financial reward from the Jordan Olympic Committee. Hussein Ishaish, a 21-year-old boxer, became an instant ...

Doha, Qatar, January 26, 2016: Japan and Korea Republic grabbed Asia's first two tickets to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 in dramatic fashion after winning their respective semi-finals late on against Iraq and Qatar at...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 21, 2016: China has chosen the prestigious Esporte Clube Pinheiros in Sao Paulo as its training base ahead of this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Xinhua News reports.

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Lausanne, Switzerland, December 15, 2015: Three athletes who have fled their home countries have been identified as potential Olympic contenders for next year’s Rio Games as part of the IOC’s pledge to aid potential elite athletes affe...

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