OPENING CEREMONY FRIDAY AUG 5
Host, Carolyn Manno, takes you through an Olympic primer for the Rio Games.
Profiles of London Olympics swimming star Missy Franklin and sprinter Tori Bowie, a "How to" look at shooting, Olympians and their parents and working out for gold.
Profiles of beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings and gold medal diver David Boudia, a look at some Olympic talent away from competition and much more.
Commonly known as Rio 2016, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, mark a historic first time that the Olympics are held in South America, and only the third time in the Southern Hemisphere. From August 5 to 21, over 10,000 elite athletes will represent 206 countries to compete in 42 Olympic sports. Longtime favorite events such as swimming, gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball and soccer are joined by new additions golf and rugby sevens, which are making Olympic returns. The quest for Olympic gold takes place in 32 venues around Rio and in co-host cities Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo.