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July 30, 2016 - 21:03 GMT
The International Olympic Committee is looking at a new test for gene doping, although it won’t be used at the Rio de Janeiro Games, the IOC’s medical and scientific director said.
Youssef Masrahi
July 30, 2016 - 20:54 GMT
Saudi Youssef Masrahi, the Asian 400m record holder, will miss the Rio Olympics 2016 for doping after failing a drugs test.
Last week Brazilian federal police arrested 10 people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack at the Games
July 29, 2016 - 19:27 GMT
A Brazilian reporter entered the athletics stadium for the Rio Olympics without any accreditation and spent two hours there before being noticed by security, he said on Friday.
The opening ceremony for the games is just a week away
July 29, 2016 - 19:19 GMT
That is the advice from health experts to Olympic athletes preparing to compete in the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, where drug-resistant super bacteria have been found in abundance.
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July 28, 2016 - 03:27 GMT
Since the Olympics are scheduled to begin in the first week of August, there is to be an excitement in the air. This excitement seems to be adopted by the most used messaging app platform WhatsApp too...
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika
July 28, 2016 - 03:19 GMT
President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday transmitted encouragement to the Algerian sports delegation before flying to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympic Games -2016 (OG-2016).
Security forces stands guard in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 24, 2016 enhancing security ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Brazil from August 5-21 and September 7-18 respectively.
TASSO MARCELO / AFP
July 27, 2016 - 16:28 GMT
Brazil's Counter-terrorism Director Luiz Alberto Sallaberry has revealed that the threat by the ISIS to the Olympic Games is genuine.
This study provides data, which together with initial findings from Brazilian scientists, show that these concerns may be largely exaggerated
July 26, 2016 - 18:07 GMT
People traveling to Brazil for the Olympic Games next month can breathe a little sigh of relief as a team of researchers has claimed that the risk of international spread due to the event is low.
When Yusra Mardini was fleeing war-torn Syria an appearance at the Olympic Games seemed impossible but the face of the Refugee Team is now heading for Rio.
July 26, 2016 - 16:11 GMT
When Yusra Mardini was fleeing war-torn Syria an appearance at the Olympic Games seemed impossible but the face of the Refugee Team is now heading for Rio.
Osama Al Shaffar, president, UAE cycling and Ahmad Al Kamali at the press conference to announce the UAE squad (Photo: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News)
July 25, 2016 - 16:53 GMT
The UAE will be sending a full squad of 32, including 13 athletes in six different individual sports for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games starting on August 5.
Ihab Abdel-Rahman (Photo: Sport360)
July 25, 2016 - 15:42 GMT
Egypt's most promising athlete Ihab Abdel-Rahman may miss next month's Olympic Games after failing a doping test
Security jump man who tried to steal Olympic torch mid-run
July 24, 2016 - 17:36 GMT
A Brazilian man jumped the security barriers around the Olympic run, and attempted to steal the Olympic torch.
Ahmad Al Kamali (Photo: qaf.qa)
July 24, 2016 - 16:59 GMT
UAE AF chief tips Alia or Desalegn to be among the contenders in Rio de Janeiro
The village is located around 1.5 kilometres from the Olympic Park, where the majority of venues are located
July 24, 2016 - 15:44 GMT
The athletes' village for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was to officially open on Sunday, less than a fortnight ahead of the August 5 opening ceremony.
Organizers have only sold 72 per cent of tickets available for the athletic event
July 22, 2016 - 18:31 GMT
Two weeks before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games there are still plenty of tickets available, a spokesperson for the Games told dpa Thursday.
Iran's flagbearer Ali Mazaheri leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP
July 21, 2016 - 17:55 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani said that Iranian athletes’ message in Olympics, Paralympics is “peace, friendship, coexistence”.