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Cairns, Australia, June 26, 2016: Qatar will be represented at an Olympic Games beach volleyball tournament for the first time in Rio after their men’s teams won the Asian Volleyball Confederation Continental Cup on...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15, 2016: The medals for the Rio Olympics were presented at a special event in the 2016 Olympic Games host city on Monday, June 13. The slogan for the Olympic Games – “Rio 2016: A New Wo...

Tokyo, Japan, June 15, 2016: The Japanese Olympic Committee has announced that gold medalists at the Rio Olympics in August will receive a 5 million yen (46,400 USD) bonus, up 2 million yen from four years ago, reports Kyodo News. Japa...

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2016: The IOC announced today that reanalysis of the “A” samples from 23 athletes in five sports and from six NOCs who competed at the Olympic Games London 2012 has returned Adverse Analytical Findings.

Bangkok, Thailand, May 18, 2016: Rio Olympic Games organisers have allayed fears of the zika virus in Brazil this August at a gathering of Asian National Olympic Committees in Bangkok this week. Representatives of NOCs from South Asia,...

Bangkok, Thailand, May 16, 2016: The Rio Olympic Games came closer into focus for Asia’s National Olympic Committees at the Centara Grand Convention Centre in Bangkok on Monday. NOCs from three of the OCA’s five zones – South Asia, Eas...

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...

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