Wrapping up the 2016 Summer Olympics
Thanks to the Zika virus, contaminated water, unsafe living conditions and security issues, the prominent storylines leading up to Rio 2016 weren’t exactly ideal.
Luckily for the athletes, fans and International Olympic Committee, all of these concerns didn’t prove to be too devastating to the games overall.
OLYMPICS -- All-time great athletes make names for themselves through sustained excellence and dedication to their craft, but true legends of sport seem to know how to put on a mesmerizing performance in their final act.
OLYMPICS -- 314 Canadian athletes competing in 37 different sports against 205 other countries.
Mess around with these numbers enough and eventually it equates to the Canadian Olympic Committee expecting they’ll bring at least 19 medals back home to the great white north.
Many of the world's best athletes are withdrawing from the 2016 Olympics in Rio
OLYMPICS -- After the World Cup was held in Brazil in 2014, athletes began to look forward to the 2016 Olympics.
The response had been mostly positive and there was encouraging anticipation for another round of Rio. The country of Brazil would work to correct some of the issues they had during the World Cup, and be ready for 2016.