Brazilian authorities allege that Ryan Lochte and three other Team USA swimmers got into a fight with a gas station employee the night that they say they were robbed at gunpoint. Brazilian authorities say they tried to cover up the fight with the robbery story.
Several Team USA athletes have been spotted (literally) with round purple or red marks. An acupuncturist says these are the telltale signs of an ancient Chinese medicine practice called cupping. She explains why elite athletes may find it useful.
Raleigh News Observer's Luke DeCock and the Kansas City Star's Vahe Gregorian analyze Rio's Opening Ceremony on Friday night as the competition begins Saturday in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Casey Eichfeld, who lives in Mount Holly, NC, and trains in Charlotte, joins a small family of three-time Olympians as he races Canoe Slalom for Team USA in the Rio Games. The sprint event can last anywhere from 90 to 110 seconds, and Eichfeld says that upon crossing the finish line, “you’re zapped.”
Of all the concerns over Rio’s ability to host these games – crime, infrastructure, Zika – nothing has resonated like the water. The floating garbage, body parts washing ashore and athletes getting sick during training made the strongest, most tangible impression on the world.
What does it feel like to make the Olympic team and represent America in Rio? Cammile Adams, Kathleen Baker, Anthony Ervin, Jimmy Feigen, Ryan Lochte and Katie Meili share their thoughts about traveling to Rio to compete for Team USA.
Video: St. Augustine’s University track coach George Williams is working as a personal coach for four Olympic athletes who will participate in the 2016 Games in Rio next month. Williams works with athletes Roxroy Cato, Burkheart Ellis Jr.,Jeffery Gibson and Tia-Adana Belle at the St. Augustine’s track on on Monday, July 25, 2016 at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C.