Olympic News


Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games


President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

April 28, 2016

The Band Perry get an Olympic honor


"Live Forever" will be the official song of Team USA.

April 27, 2016

Venues ready, but many challenges remain for Rio Games


With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the nation famous for doing things at the last minute faces a novel situation: The venues are ready, but the host does not appear to be.

April 25, 2016

Golf’s Olympic inclusion questioned after high-profile no shows


After a 112-year absence golf was brought back for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee eager to tap into new markets and win new viewers.

April 21, 2016

Rio Games countdown starts with Olympia torch lighting


The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organizers hoping it will shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil.