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Boxer Claressa Shields, shown here in November 2015, wants to follow in Muhammad Ali's footsteps. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

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Simone Biles took first place overall in the U.S. women's gymnastics championships on June 26 in St. Louis. Biles is expected to win several gold medals in the Olympics. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

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Vanessa, currently homeless, rests on a Rio de Janeiro street on Friday where construction of a new light rail system has been delayed. The state government of Rio de Janeiro today declared a state of "calamity" ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which begin August 5. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past graffiti art in the Providencia community of Rio, a favela that dates back to 1897. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Is The Risk Of Catching Zika Greater In Poor Neighborhoods?

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Jason Pryor is the only U.S. men's epee fencer competing at the Olympics in Rio. He is currently ranked 38th in the world. Adrienne Grunwald for NPR hide caption

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'A Fantasy Of A Fantasy': U.S. Fencer Jason Pryor On Reaching The Olympics

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Zulema Arenas #548 of Peru competes in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase during the Ibero American Athletics Championships - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at Olympic Stadium on May 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Does The Olympics In Rio Put The World In Danger Of Zika?

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Yolande Mabika, a refugee and judo athlete from the Democratic Republic of Congo, stands outside her newly rented apartment in Rio de Janeiro. Mabika and fellow Congolese athlete Popole Misenga came to Brazil in 2013 to compete in a judo championship; they became refugees after their coach vanished with their passports and money. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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For The First Time, A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympics

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Alexi Pappas plays a young runner named Plumb Marigold in her film Tracktown. Pappas will compete for Greece at this summer's Olympics. Courtesy of Michael Sherman hide caption

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Track Star Alexi Pappas Chases Olympic Dreams In Her New Feature Film

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Teenagers sit on a new sign reading "Cidade Olimpica" (Olympic City) in Rio de Janeiro's port district last October. Ahead of this summer's Olympic Games, the port district is undergoing an urban renewal program. Ticket sales have been slow, and many Brazilians cite the poor state of the economy, which is in recession. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian Olympic Committee president Carlos Nuzman shows the lantern containing the Olympic flame brought from Greece as he gets off the plane in Brasilia on May 3. The three-month torch relay across Brazil will end at the opening ceremony on Aug. 5 at Maracana stadium in Rio. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?

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Greg Louganis in an inward dive pike on the front of the Wheaties box. The "legends" series boxes will be on shelves starting in May. Courtesy Of General Mills hide caption

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Better Late Than Never: Olympic Champion Greg Louganis Gets His Wheaties Box

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Yusra Mardini visits the Olympiapark Berlin on March 9. The 18-year-old Syrian refugee hopes to qualify for the Rio Olympics as a swimmer on the refugee team. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IOC hide caption

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Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls, depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, in Sao Paulo on Sunday. The corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras has ensnared key figures from Rousseff's Workers' Party, including Silva, her predecessor and mentor. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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