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The 2016 Olympics From A to Zika

Aug 3, 2016

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. 

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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol and Betsy Kaplan contributed to this show.