Eye on Rio

Stories from the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

The Rio 2016 Games Are Unhealthy and Un-Olympian

The Olympics were supposed to elevate the health of Rio de Janeiro. Instead, the risk of Zika makes proceeding with the games “negligent in the extreme.”

Enormous Athletes Are Towering Over Rio

The artist JR is installing gargantuan portraits of divers and high-jumpers leaping around the city.

Rio's Olympics Mass Transit Mess

Critics say the $3.1 billion Line 4 project prioritizes access to wealthy neighborhoods, neglecting the rest of the city’s transit needs.

Rio Is Building Igloos of Poop to Fix the Sewage Problem

As the government breaks its pledge to clean waterways, one community shows how it can be done.

The Broken Promise of the Rio Olympics

How a chance to remake the city for ordinary Brazilians ended up lining the pockets of the rich instead.

Rio 2016: The Calamity Games

When everything that can go wrong looks like it actually will, how much of a future can the Olympics have?

How the Olympic Village Will Feed Favelas

Celebrity chefs are piloting a program to donate surplus food to local communities during the competition in Rio de Janeiro.

Disturbing New Data on Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

Human Rights Watch has uncovered some of the most damning evidence yet against police-involved killings in the host state of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Rio's Olympic Inequality Problem, in Pictures

Those in greatest need of basic amenities are nowhere near the biggest infrastructure investments happening in preparation for the 2016 Games.