What makes the Olympics so special? Some might say it is the sense of history, or the profound achievement at being crowned the world’s best. Maybe it is the national anthem, Olympic torch or opening ceremony. What is certain is that it would not be the Olympics without a controversial build-up.
The Olympic Village stands ready in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug. 5 (AP)