Olympics

Pokémon goes to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Evers family from Washington, D.C., has been planning its trip to the Olympics here for a year and a half.

Rio in international spotlight during Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Already the second-most populated metropolitan area in Brazil, thousands will travel from all over the world within the next three weeks to visit Rio de Janeiro, but there’s more to see than the 2016 Olympic Games.

ASU’s Simonovic swimming for Serbia in Rio

On a Sunday afternoon in Rome near the end of June, Arizona State senior Katarina Simonovic stood behind the block at the 53rd Settecolli Trophy International swim meet and pictured the perfect race, a race that could punch her ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

Tempe native dives into first Olympics

Each dive an Olympian takes is only about two seconds long. But when synchronized diver Sam Dorman finally plunges into the pool at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio on Wednesday, it will be the culmination of a nine-year journey.