2016 Summer Olympics

World’s Largest Rodents Take Over Rio’s Olympic Golf Course

After a 112-year absence from the Olympic games, golf is making a comeback in Rio de Janeiro. But as competitors hit the links they are being joined by unlikely companions. The course is being overrun by capybaras, the largest rodents in the world.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: A capybara crosses a fairway during a practice round during Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Golf Course on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Optimistic Olympic Committee Says Games Will ‘Unite’ Chaotic Brazil

The International Olympic Committee said on Monday that it is “closely following” the political crisis in Brazil, but it does not expect the beginning of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff to interfere with the Summer Olympic games in Rio.

Protesters against Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's president, burn a figure in Rousseff's likeness after watching a televised broadcast of the country's lower house of Congress voting in favor of Rousseff's impeachment at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Rousseff's presidency is hanging by a thread …

Olympics Add Refugee Team For Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has created a refugee team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The members have no home country to play for in the games.

Syrian refugees in in Bab al-Salama, near Azaz on February 6, 2016

Brazil to Sterilize Zika Mosquitoes with Radiation

Brazil has reportedly decided to use the radioactive sterilization of mosquitoes as a means of fighting the Zika virus, with the blessing of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is shipping the necessary irradiator device.

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito larvae are photographed at a laboratory of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador in San Salvador, February 7, 2016. Health authorities continue their efforts to eliminate the mosquito-borne Zika virus, currently of which there is no no cure or vaccine. / AFP / MARVIN RECINOS …

Ben Carson: Zika Pandemic in Brazil ‘Obviously a Big Deal’

At Saturday’s Republican presidential primary debate, Dr. Ben Carson asserted he would be open to quarantining individuals returning from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics if they exhibited symptoms of having contracted the Zika virus, calling Latin America’s Zika outbreak “obviously a big deal.”

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson participates in the Republican Presidential Candidates debate on February 6, 2016 at St. Anselm's College Institute of Politics in Manchester, New Hampshire. Seven Republicans campaigning to be US president are in a fight for survival in their last debate Saturday before the New Hampshire primary, …

Brazil Sterilizes Olympic Stadiums Over Zika Virus

Brazil authorities ordered health workers to sterilize Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, which will serve as the center of the 2016 Summer Olympics, over the fear of the Zika virus.


Rio Summer Olympics Face Deep Cuts

Organizers of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro need to cut $500 million from the budget of $1.85 billion due to Brazil’s recession.

The Associated Press