Olympics

Sporting Soldiers

Arizona Olympian, Paralympian among those honored at Pentagon

ARLINGTON, Virginia - It's a long way from Eloy, Arizona, to Arlington, Virginia. Even longer when you add stops in London and Rio de Janeiro. But that's the path Army Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman took to reach the Pentagon for an event this week honoring Olympians and Paralympians in the U.S. military.

As Rio wraps up, world looks to Summer, Winter Olympics in Asia

RIO DE JANEIRO — With South America’s first Summer Olympics coming to a close in Brazil, the international sports spotlight will shift to Asia for the next two Olympic Games — the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and the 2020 Summer Games in Japan.

Tempe volunteers find friendship, new experiences in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Amidst the competing professional golfers and the fresh cut grass of the Olympic golf course, two friends from Arizona can be seen in their bright yellow Olympic volunteer outfits.

Capoeira connects Brazil with its African roots

RIO DE JANEIRO - Night is falling over Rio, and under a full moon in a Copacabana park, Omri Breda gathers a group of students for what appears to be singing and dancing.

Gallery: Best of Rio, Aug. 20

Take a look at some of the best photos taken by Cronkite News reporters on location in Rio de Janeiro covering all things related to the 2016 Olympics and the culture of Rio.

Gallery: Best of Rio, Aug. 19

Take a look at some of the best photos taken by Cronkite News reporters on location in Rio de Janeiro covering all things related to the 2016 Olympics and the culture of Rio.

Gilbert photographer snaps into third Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Gilbert native Larry Slater didn’t always have a passion for sports photography. It wasn’t until he took a trip to the NCAA wrestling championship in Las Vegas in 2005 that his interest in photography was sparked.