The International Olympic Committee will allow refugee athletes to compete under the Olympic flag at the games in Brazil. A former Olympian who competed under similar circumstances says he'll cheer for the refugees, even if they beat his countrymen.
By the time Japan hosts the 2020 summer Olympic Games, its triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown will be almost a decade old. Relief efforts are nowhere near completed, and now Japan must face some difficult choices about funding.
Soccer has long been king in Haiti. But over the last few years, a new sport has taken hold: basketball. Now, there's an ambitious push, led by an unlikely cast of characters, to build a Haitian national team that can compete on the Olympic stage.
The Olympics are just two weeks away. And according to reporter Julia Barton, who is in Moscow, Russian media is more interested in the protests in Ukraine than in possible security threats at the Olympics.
Months after deciding to drop wrestling from the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has reversed course and decided the sport will be in the line-up until at least 2024. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with US women's team member Elena Pirozhkova.
An algae bloom off the coast of China is the latest threat to the Olympics. Authorities are scrambling to get rid of it, to allow sailing and windsurfing events to go ahead. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
Beijing has released a new volume of Olympic etiquette, and The BBC's China editor Shirong Chen takes a look at some of the rules, and she tells anchor Lisa Mullins that demonstrations and sit-ins are banned at next month's games, and so is streaking.
Before the Olympics even begin there are concerns that Olympic anti-doping monitors won't be able to detect the blood-boosting drug EPO, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC science reporter Matt McGrath.
Chinese Olympics authorities announced today that they're setting up special protest zones in public parks, but as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, protesters will still be required to sign up with Chinese authorities in advance.
In just over two weeks, Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, and The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks at how China's approach to sports and physical activity is different from that of many Western countries.