2016 Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics opening ceremony highlights Brazil, environment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There's nothing like the unique Brazilian vibe — and the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will see no shortage of samba, culture, diversity and history as the South American nation proudly showcases its traditions and environmental wonders.

  • Written by MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

From plane to pitch, Nigeria soccer team wins Olympic opener

The Nigerian men's soccer team didn't show any fatigue from a last-minute trip that brought the players to Brazil just hours before their Rio Olympics opener, beating Japan 5-4 Thursday night.

  • Written by JOSH HOFFNER, Associated Press

US women beats New Zealand 2-0 in Olympic soccer tournament

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half as the U.S.women's soccer team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its debut at the Rio Games on Wednesday, getting off to a solid start in its attempt to win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.

  • Written by TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer