The modern Olympic Games are the world's main international, multi-discipline sports events, in which thousands of athletes from more than 200 nations participate in a variety of competitions.
The Olympic Games are held every four years. The Summer and Winter Games take place two years apart: The 2014 Winter Games took place in Sochi, Russia. The next Summer Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. This page collates recent DW content concerning the Olympics.
Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu is the only female cyclist in Rwanda with international experience. In Team Rwaanda she trains with the men’s team to qualify for the competitions in Europe. Jeanne d’Arc wants to go up to the Olympics - a role model for Rwanda’s women.
A court in Brazil has dismissed criminal charges against Lochte after finding that his lies did not amount to filing a fake report. Lochte had falsely claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint at last year's Games in Rio.
A Brazil judge has sentenced eight men to up to 15 years for plotting a jihadist attack on the 2016 Rio Olympics. Authorities described the group as an "amateur" and downplayed any ties to the so-called "Islamic State."
Tokyo is set to host the Summer Olympics in 2020. But plans to make the Japanese capital smoke-free have hit a catch: Restaurants have been fighting back against a bill that would ban smoking in all public and enclosed spaces, saying it will put many of them out of business.