Rio de Janeiro
Rio 2016: The Olympic legacy of Michael Phelps
American swimmer and Olympic record-holder Michael Phelps is making his fifth appearance at the Games. The 18-time gold medalist is back for one last competitive dip and is vying for four more medals in Rio.
Rio Olympics marred by blunders
The Olympic ideal of noble sportsmanship bringing together all nations was hardly on display in Rio de Janeiro when a torch bearer dropped his pants in front of the crowd and cameras.
Serena Williams prepared for Olympic health concerns
Serena Williams says she is ready for the Olympics despite health concerns in Rio, avoids hot political issues back home.
Brazil: Rival protests held over impeachment against suspended leader Rousseff
Rival protests have been held in Brazil days before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin.Thousands on Rio's famous beachfront rallied to back the impeachment process against suspended President Dilma Rousseff.
Rio relatively calm says city government
Rio de Janeiro's local government says the city is much calmer ahead of the Olympic Games than it was before the 2014 soccer world cup, despite political turmoil.
Rio declares financial emergency ahead of Olympics
The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has declared a state of financial emergency and has asked for funding during the Olympics.
Trouble in Rio ahead of the Olympics
When Rio de Janeiro secured the rights to host the Olympics, the city's residents were proud and excited. But, less than two months before the games, the Brazilian city finds itself bogged down by financial and social problems.