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Refugee team of 10 go to Rio, Coe and Infantino stay out of IOC

A 10-strong refugee team is to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this year while prominent figures Sebastian Coe and Gianni Infantino have not yet been invited to join the...

Olympic torch lit as Rio countdown begins

The Olympic torch for the Rio de Janeiro Games was lit Thursday at the birthplace in Greece of the ancient games.

Belgian minister blames liaison officer in Turkey for security lapse

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon on Friday blamed a liaison officer from Belgium's police force based in Turkey for a security lapse that put his government under pressure following the...

Team of refugees created for Rio Olympics

A team made up of refugees will compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August as a message of hope for others, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

IOC chief Bach says no Zika fears for Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is in close contact with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the spread of the Zika virus, IOC president Thomas Bach said Saturday.