We’re a year out from the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — the first Olympic Games in South America.
There’s clearly a lot of work left to be done — but when was the last time the Olympics were truly ready with 365 days to go?
Still, Rio has its share of problems. The one that’s taken the most headlines is the polluted water at the sailing venue. There’s also worries about construction delays, increased crime, corruption, you know the usual.
But there’s a lot to look forward to with a year to go. The Games will be a 17-day party in Brazil, featuring the return of rugby and golf to the Olympic program and the farewell of the two stars that have defined the Olympics over the last Olympiads – Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
The Daily Telegraph takes an in-depth overall look at Rio with a year to go.
USA Today informs us of five Americans to watch in a year.
The BBC looks at Team GB to see if it can replicate the success of London 2012 next year.
And finally, NBC has started its push to make the American television audience aware that the Olympics are now less than a year away.