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Tokyo begin 2020 Olympic preparations

A day after the Rio Paralympics came to a close the Olympic focus has shifted over to Tokyo where preparations for the 2020 edition have already begun.

A day after the Rio Paralympics came to a close the Olympic focus has shifted over to Tokyo where preparations for the 2020 edition have already begun.

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Budapest hopes Hungary's Rio success can boost 2024 Olympic bid

Hungary’s Olympic athletes received a warm welcome upon their return to Budapest from Rio: with eight gold medals and 15 overall the country finished 12th in the medals…

Hungary’s Olympic athletes received a warm welcome upon their return to Budapest from Rio: with eight gold medals and 15 overall the country finished 12th in the medals…

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Third gold swimming medal for Ledecky on Day 5 of Rio Olympics

On Day 5 of the Rio Olympics, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte won the 200 metres butterfly, making her the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal.

On Day 5 of the Rio Olympics, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte won the 200 metres butterfly, making her the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal.

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Rio gets arty for Olympics!

Street artists are bringing a whole new meaning to painting the town red in Rio, with striking creations celebrating the Olympics

Street artists are bringing a whole new meaning to painting the town red in Rio, with striking creations celebrating the Olympics

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Olympics: Rio almost ready

Faster, Higher, Stronger is the Olympic motto for athletes, but could easily be used for the Rio workers who rushed to finish before the start of the world's biggest multi-sport event.

Faster, Higher, Stronger is the Olympic motto for athletes, but could easily be used for the Rio workers who rushed to finish before the start of the world's biggest multi-sport event.

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Six of the best Olympic moments

Euronews goes back in time to look at some of the greatest sporting moments in the history of the Olympic Games.

Euronews goes back in time to look at some of the greatest sporting moments in the history of the Olympic Games.

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Looking back at the Olympics 1936-1952

BERLIN 1936 Jesse Owens spoils Hitler’s parade The infamous Berlin Olympics of 1936 are most often remembered for two men: Adolf Hitler and Jesse

BERLIN 1936 Jesse Owens spoils Hitler’s parade The infamous Berlin Olympics of 1936 are most often remembered for two men: Adolf Hitler and Jesse

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Looking back at the Olympics 1924-1932

PARIS 1924 Olympic stars on the rise By the time the Olympics Games returned to Paris after 24 years, its international appeal had radically

PARIS 1924 Olympic stars on the rise By the time the Olympics Games returned to Paris after 24 years, its international appeal had radically

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Looking back at the Olympics 1956-1964

MELBOURNE/STOCKHOLM 1956 “Blood in the Water” For the first time the Games travelled to the southern hemisphere, or at least most of the Games

MELBOURNE/STOCKHOLM 1956 “Blood in the Water” For the first time the Games travelled to the southern hemisphere, or at least most of the Games

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Looking back at the Olympics 1992-1996

BARCELONA 1992 A changed world boycotts Olympic boycotts Politically, much had changed in the world between 1988 and 1992. The Soviet bloc had

BARCELONA 1992 A changed world boycotts Olympic boycotts Politically, much had changed in the world between 1988 and 1992. The Soviet bloc had

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Looking back at the Olympics 1980-1988

MOSCOW 1980 US boycott reduces the numbers Only 80 countries took part in the 1980 Moscow Games, the lowest number since 1956. The USA led a

MOSCOW 1980 US boycott reduces the numbers Only 80 countries took part in the 1980 Moscow Games, the lowest number since 1956. The USA led a

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Looking back at the Olympics 1908-1920

LONDON 1908 A longer Marathon provides the highlight The 1908 Games had originally been awarded to Rome but it became clear that the Italian

LONDON 1908 A longer Marathon provides the highlight The 1908 Games had originally been awarded to Rome but it became clear that the Italian

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Looking back at the Olympics 1968-1976

MEXICO CITY 1968: Records vanish into thin air For the first, and so far only time the Games were held at high altitude in the Mexican capital. The

MEXICO CITY 1968: Records vanish into thin air For the first, and so far only time the Games were held at high altitude in the Mexican capital. The

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Olympic torch in the heart of the Amazon

The Olympic torch relay completed another week of its scenic tour through Brazil, where it will be carried by some 12,000 people in 335 cities up

The Olympic torch relay completed another week of its scenic tour through Brazil, where it will be carried by some 12,000 people in 335 cities up

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Rio's mayor says Zika 'not a big issue' ahead of Olympics

With this year’s Olympic Games just around the corner, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor is trying to dampen down fears over the Zika virus. Eduardo Paes says

With this year’s Olympic Games just around the corner, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor is trying to dampen down fears over the Zika virus. Eduardo Paes says

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Australian Olympic athletes to receive Zika proof condoms

Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne

Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne

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Andy Murray joins Federer in not staying at Rio Olympic Village

Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray said on Tuesday he would not being staying at the athletes’ village at this summer’s Rio Olympics, instead

Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray said on Tuesday he would not being staying at the athletes’ village at this summer’s Rio Olympics, instead

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Rio Olympic Torch relay begins in Brasilia

The Olympic torch relay for the Rio Games began on Tuesday in the country’s capital Brasilia. President, Dilma Rousseff, who may face impeachment

The Olympic torch relay for the Rio Games began on Tuesday in the country’s capital Brasilia. President, Dilma Rousseff, who may face impeachment

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Olympic flame handed over to Rio Games officials

The Olympic Flame was handed over to organisers of this summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro during a ceremony at the Panathinaic stadium.

The Olympic Flame was handed over to organisers of this summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro during a ceremony at the Panathinaic stadium.

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Olympic torch lights up refugee camp

The Olympic flame was taken through the Eleonas refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday to highlight the plight of over one million people who have fled

The Olympic flame was taken through the Eleonas refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday to highlight the plight of over one million people who have fled

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Rio Olympics: the challenges faced by Brazil

With the Brazilian president facing impeachment, the economy in the doldrums and a number of venues beset by problems, you’d be forgiven for thinking

With the Brazilian president facing impeachment, the economy in the doldrums and a number of venues beset by problems, you’d be forgiven for thinking

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Paris 2024 unveil new Eiffel Tower-inspired Olympic bid logo

The Paris 2024 Olympic bid committee unveiled on Tuesday their new Eiffel Tower-inspired logo at a ceremony in the French capital. The design

The Paris 2024 Olympic bid committee unveiled on Tuesday their new Eiffel Tower-inspired logo at a ceremony in the French capital. The design