One of the legacies of the Rio Olympics was supposed to be a safer city. A year later, that promise hasn't been kept and soldiers are patrolling Rio's streets.
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.
With all the attention being lavished on Rio, the city's poor have been largely left on the sideline. But one organization is hoping to give them a bit of a leg up while the city is in the spotlight.
In a crazy twist, US swimmers in Brazil went from being supposed crime victims to suspects of an investigation.
Women are now competing in more Olympic events than in the past, but these interactjves and charts show the history of the gender gap — and show it still exists.
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."
Simone Biles made a lot of people proud when she won the Olympic gold medal for women's individual all-around gymnastics this week.