Olympics

Gallery: Best of Rio, Aug. 11

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.

LA taking stock of Rio with sights on 2024

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Los Angeles Olympic bid committee is taking notes. The group is in Rio de Janeiro watching the Summer Games, with an eye on bringing the Olympics back to the United States for the first time in what will be 28 years, in 2024.

Gallery: Best of Rio, Aug. 10

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.

How to stay fit in Rio: Go to the beach

While some visit the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to relax, others go to work out. It's a common sight to see locals exercise by the ocean with beautiful scenery as a backdrop and convenient and plentiful nearby fitness areas. Our photographers Jaclyn Chung and Langston Fields compiled the slideshow above to share some of our favorite photos of exercise and recreation along the coast.

MyKayla Skinner reflects on a lifetime in gymnastics

RIO DE JANEIRO -- For Gilbert resident MyKayla Skinner, a lifetime of rolling and flipping in the Arizona desert has led to practicing on balance beams in the jungles of Rio.

Rio marks 18th Olympics for Arizona man

RIO DE JANEIRO — Olympians spend their entire lives preparing for the Games; Chuck Brandt has spent a lifetime attending them.

Gallery: Best of Rio, Aug. 8

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.

Kalisz credits ASU’s Bowman, Phelps for his first medal win

RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago Chase Kalisz packed up his college life at the University of Georgia and moved to the desert to train with world-renown Olympian Michael Phelps and long-time coach Bob Bowman at Arizona State.