Bronze medal-winning fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad has drawn attention with her choice to wear a hijab in Olympic competition. But she's not the first, by far. It's an issue being faced by women at the highest level of sports around the world all the time.
Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt won his third straight gold medal.on Sunday in the 100-meter sprint. Not long after he took his victory lap, NBC announcer Bob Costas said, "With apologies to all you reggae fans, I think that Bolt has even outdistanced Marley."
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.
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.
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.