The latest medal tally from the 2016 Rio Games.
Poster art has been a tradition since the modern Olympics Games began in 1896.
While the public previously seemed to place great emphasis on the country’s ranking in the medal table, that has all gone by the wayside in Brazil.
As the Olympics wind down in Rio, a look at the biggest moments of the 2016 Games.
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are coming to a close, but we thought we’d share some of the breathtaking 360 video and images CCTV and its friends have collected during the games.
These Olympics, like all Olympics, have been a unique opportunity for the host city to open its doors to the world. But have they been a boom, or a bust, for tourism?
Brazilian police say four U.S Olympic swimmers made up their story about being robbed at gunpoint.
Brazilian beach volleyball teams are dreaming with gold at 2016 Rio Olympics.
He received a heroic homecoming after winning his country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal, the 21-year-old has become a household name in Singapore.
Never have so many police and army forces been so visible on the streets of Rio.
The Australian Men’s National Team is lack of financial support to attend the Olympics.
China’s He Zi received the shock of her life when teammate and boyfriend Qin Kai rushed up with a diamond ring during the medal ceremony.
Olympic souvenirs are already one of the biggest selling attractions at Rio’s official Olympic shops and most have been made in China, including the Rio 2016 mascots, Tom and Vinicius.
Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui’s candid reactions at the Rio Games have endeared her to the world.
Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has failed a doping test at the Rio Olympic Games, the Chinese Swimming Association announced in a statement Friday morning.
While the architectural merit of the park is disputed, all seem to agree is that another part of the city has been transformed by the Olympics.
Tattooed Olympic rings have become both a memento, and a lucky charm, for many competitors and sports fan.
Federal judge Araújo ruled Tuesday that Brazilians do not forfeit their constitutionally protected right to free speech just to be attending Olympic games.
From growing up in a violent favela to becoming Brazil’s first gold medalist at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Rafaela Silva’s golden victory was hard-fought.
Check out these photos/works of art taken at the Rio Games.
Gymnastics is one of the most competitive sports in the Games and one of the most fun to watch. It requires strength, agility and absolute precision. And Alexa Moreno has fulfilled her dreams by va…
While all the world has eyes on the Rio Olympics, Brazilian senators voted 59-21 to send Rousseff to trial, which is expected later this month.
Marcus d’Almeida, an 18-year-old and already ranked 6th in the world. Since he was 14, Marcus d’Almeida has been on Brazil’s National archery team.
The purpose of these hospitality homes is less to talk about these games, and more to focus on future ones.
Highlights from Day three of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
The return of golf to the Olympics in Brazil was reason for the enthusiasts of the sport in this country. But the construction of the new Olympic course caused much controversy.
They are refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands. Athletes of the highest caliber, but without a nation to represent, they will compete this year under the international Olympic flag …
The circles are the result of cupping, a therapy technique that athletes use to help their muscles recover and perform at their best.
All of Russia’s paralympians have been banned from their games next month. So why were some able bodied Russian athletes allowed to compete at the current games – the head of the IOC sa…
Russia’s Paralympic Committee said the decision to ban Russian athletes from competing at this year’s Paralympic Games is a grave human rights abuse.
Over the weekend, more than 150,000 spectators were at the Olympic park. Here, on day three, as you can see, it’s much quieter. As of Monday morning, organizers say 84 percent of all tickets …
Kenya’s Olympic track and field manager Michael Rotich was ordered to leave the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro following new allegations of doping and bribes by a British newspaper.
Pin-trading fever has fully beset this year’s host city, with some regarding it as the number one spectator sport of the Olympics.
Ethiopia will bank on a 36-strong team at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games. The country has opted for a blend of enthusiasm and experience, with 2008 Beijing Olympics double gold medalist Tirunesh Dibab…
Stephen Gibbs reports on Brazilian Rhythmic Gymnast Natália Gaudio as part of CCTV’s profiles of Olympic hopefuls from across Latin America.
Angela Tenorio is currently the fastest woman at 100m in South America. Marizol Landazuri is almost as quick.
Organizers are satisfied with the projected revenue and hope not to see lots of empty seats once the games begin.
Russian sportspeople will be at the Olympic Games in Rio in numbers, after escaping a blanket ban. The International Olympic Committee review panel’s final decision is being welcomed by Russi…
There are sizable numbers of volunteers from abroad, including a Chinese contingency.
More than 8,000 liters of untreated sewage flow into the bay, every second.
Who’s sending the most athletes? Which countries will have more female than male competitors? Who’s hosting the Refugee Athletes? All that and more remarkable feats of Olympic trivia to…
All the national flags that will be hoisted during the ceremony are made in China.
Athlete Howard Shu is representing the United States in badminton and CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with him about how he got started in the sport and his journey to this summer’s game in…
With half a million people expected to descend on Rio for the Summer Olympics, a crucial subway line linking the distant Olympic Park to the city’s tourist areas has finally started operating…
Tickets sales have been slower than organizers expected but the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee expects last minute purchases.
Just weeks ahead, governor of Rio de Janeiro declared a state of emergency to be able to claim federal funds to fulfill Rio’s obligations during the Olympics.
Renzo Tjon A Joe is from the smallest country in South America and going to the biggest sports competition on the planet. The 2016 Summer Olympics.
Mexico’s Daniel Gomez started fencing as a child because he thought the swordplay was different and looked fun.
A young archer named Marcus Vinicius d’Almeida is one of Brazil’s strongest hopes for a medal this year at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Jose Gutierrez grew up learning to sail on the Caribbean coast. Today, he’s a contender for the Summer Olympic Games.
Natalia Gaudio is a rhythmic gymnast whose sport combines gymnastics with hand-eye coordination and dance.
This week, we introduce you to an athlete from the Yucatan Peninsula who has been diving since he was six years old. Now at 29, he is getting ready to compete in his 3rd Games. He finished in the…
American figure skating powerhouse Michelle Kwan is one of the world’s most accomplished athletes and her triple lutz jump on the ice is the stuff of legends.
Olympic gold medalists Rafer Johnson hopes that every athlete, regardless of their intellectual ability, can say that they are the best that they can be.
This years Olympics has not been without it's obstacles - or controversy. Check out our continuing coverage as Brazil and other nations prepare for the 2016 games.
Here are a few things to know if you’re headed to Rio.
Sailing is about adapting to constantly changing, unpredictable circumstances. Olympic sailor Jose Vicente has had to do plenty of that.
Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to c…
Beach volleyball is perhaps the sport most closely associated with Brazil. And it is expected to shine this year on Rio’s sands during the Olympic Games.
Angela Tenorio and Marizol Landazuri are both friends, and rivals for 2016 Rio Olympics.
The 2016 Olympics are just around the corner and Rugby fans all over the world are excited. Their sport has finally returned to the summer games after nearly a century long absence.
Guanabara Bay, the venue for the sailing events, is so polluted that Rio’s environment secretary recently admitted that cleaning it will not happen anytime soon.
Brazil is revising its plans for the Olympics, prompted by the attack in Nice, France. Extra security measures are likely as police run simulations throughout the city.
The so-called marvelous city recently declared a state of financial emergency as the country faces one its worst recessions in decades.