Many Russians are watching their team's winning Olympic performances on Russia’s Match television channel — and they’re cheering on their athletes in Rio despite outstanding widespread doping allegations.
It's usually quite a celebratory moment when the torch arrives, and of course it is in Brazil, too. But the country also has plenty of other big concerns, like serious government, economic and health crises keeping Brazilians occupied.
The unprecedented water crisis in South America's largest city is leading citizens to change everything, from how they use water to how they engage with politics. But while the government is taking action, residents say it's not nearly enough.
Brazilians love their feijoada, but if you're not a big pork eater it can be a pretty gnarly mix, with anything from pigs' faces to feet and even tails. Here's a way to taste the classic stew while visiting Rio, meat not included.