From Brazil's political unrest to its water pollution to the viral pandemic plaguing its streets, this year's Olympics in Rio De Janeiro are off to a rough start -- and they haven't even begun yet!
But while the world focuses on all that's wrong, the Games competitors are busy training. How does the negative media attention affect the athletes' focus, or their morale, for that matter?
This hour we speak with historians, sports writers and a Connecticut Olympian to get the inside scoop on the 2016 Games.
- David Goldblatt - Sportswriter and broadcaster from Bristol, England; author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics
- Christian D’andrea - Editor-in-Chief at Anchor of Gold as well as a writer for SB Nation
- Devin McEwan - Salisbury, CT native and member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Canoe and Kayak team
Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol and Betsy Kaplan contributed to this show.