As a team of refugees participates in the Olympics for the first time, refugees around the world are playing sports in the camps they're temporarily calling home. Social welfare organizations like the YMCA also recognized the value of sports in refugee camps dating as far back as World War II.
With local judo champ Rafaela Silva winning Brazil its first gold medal of Summer Games, the Cidade de Deus community is showing the world it's about way more than just the crime and poverty depicted in a famous — and violent — 2002 movie.
The government in Rio de Janeiro commissioned an official funk carioca song for the Olympics, because the style is so popular in the city. But funk musicians in Rio say city authorities have been cracking down on them for years, raiding their parties and destroying their equipment.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Helen Zia about her decision to be part of the relay team carrying the Olympic torch through San Francisco this week; Zia is a Chinese-American writer and human rights activist.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that Chinese officials and the head of the International Olympic Committee today said that the Olympic torch relay will proceed as planned despite the protests that have caused major disruptions along the route.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Simon Long, Asia editor for The Economist, about the possibility that close relations between China and Burma could become the focus of protests ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August.