While many of us are feasting on Christmas treats, others still have to train throughout the festive period. German triathlete Laura Lindemann has her sights set firmly on the Rio Olympics in August. DW paid a visit to the 19-year old.
Brazilian troops seek out gangs raiding five slums in Rio de Janeiro, one year on from Olympic Games glamour. Little remains of this except economic downturn, corruption, risen homicide rates, and public distrust.
The Rio Olympics were a breeding ground for corruption that left behind crumbling mega-projects. But they also emboldened locals to organize and raise their voices against Brazil's plutocracy, Andrew Purcell reports.
Victorious against the host nation in Rio de Janeiro almost a year ago, the German duo have followed up Olympic success with dominance in the World Championships. It's Germany's first gold medal win at the worlds.
The IOC has voted to award two Olympic Games simultaneously for the first time in a century, due to a lack of candidates. DW takes a look at why no-one seems to be interested in hosting the Games anymore.
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