Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
The apology follows a similar statement from the US Olympic Committee to Brazil. It aims to put to bed the sordid, fabricated robbery account by Ryan Lochte and his cohorts.
In a crazy twist, US swimmers in Brazil went from being supposed crime victims to suspects of an investigation.
There was a fear that rowers would get sick from the waters in Rio. But that hasn't been the case. If anything, the venue for the regatta was picture perfect, and even clean, US rower Andrew Campbell says.
Bronze medal-winning fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad has drawn attention with her choice to wear a hijab in Olympic competition. But she's not the first, by far. It's an issue being faced by women at the highest level of sports around the world all the time.
It's been almost 100 years since a South African won gold in the 400-meter men's track and field final.
Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt won his third straight gold medal.on Sunday in the 100-meter sprint. Not long after he took his victory lap, NBC announcer Bob Costas said, "With apologies to all you reggae fans, I think that Bolt has even outdistanced Marley."
An expert says Rio de Janeiro residents are thinking, "It’s sad, but it happens all the time, and now it’s in the headlines just because it’s a foreign athlete."
As a team of refugees participates in the Olympics for the first time, refugees around the world are playing sports in the camps they're temporarily calling home. Social welfare organizations like the YMCA also recognized the value of sports in refugee camps dating as far back as World War II.
With local judo champ Rafaela Silva winning Brazil its first gold medal of Summer Games, the Cidade de Deus community is showing the world it's about way more than just the crime and poverty depicted in a famous — and violent — 2002 movie.
Stars like Brazil’s first gold medal winner Rafaela Silva and Team USA swimmers Michael Phelps and Lilly King are getting the limelight. But there's way bigger drama going down in Brazil.