• Athletics celebrate during the Russian track and field championship held in June 2016 in  Cheboksary, Russia, Valeriya Nikonova and Yelena Isinbayeva pose for a picture with athletes after competing.  Photos By Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
    July 24, 2016   BY  

    The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ruled it will not ban all Russian athletes from next month’s competition in Rio following a doping scandal that already has caused the country’s track and field team to be disqualified.

    Officials from the committee said they will instead defer a decision on what Russian athletes should be prohibited from participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio to global sports federations. Continue reading

  • A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes - RTX2G9LN
    June 16, 2016  

    In Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, local authorities and organizers of the upcoming Olympic Games have been striving to assure the world that it’s safe for athletes and tourists. The World Health Organization has issued a series of guidelines for those traveling to Rio, but some worry warnings could stigmatize struggling communities. Special correspondent Lulu Garcia-Navarro of NPR reports. Continue reading

  • July 1, 2010  

    In a report from Brazil, Margaret Warner examines how the country is pursuing deepwater oil drilling even as the Gulf of Mexico spill raises new environmental concerns about the risks involved. Continue reading

  • October 2, 2009   BY  

    Chicago’s Olympic hopes were dashed Friday when it was eliminated in the first round of voting for the 2016 host city, following a star-studded bid that featured personal appeals by President Barack Obama, the first lady and Oprah Winfrey. Continue reading