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With Summer Games Underway, Rio Has Its Moment On The World Stage04:29
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The Olympic Rings are seen with favelas in the background at the Sambodromo on Aug. 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
The Olympic Rings are seen with favelas in the background at the Sambodromo on Aug. 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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The Olympics are in full swing. Tonight some prime swimming events — finals in both the men's 200 meter freestyle and the women's 100 meter backstroke — will take place.

Katie Ledecky broke her own record for the 400 meter freestyle swim last night. And the U.S. men's relay team took gold in the 4 x 100 race. That meant another gold for Michael Phelps, the 19th of his career.

But what about some of the concerns about Rio in the run-up to the Games?

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about what is happening outside the sports venues.

Guest

Lulu Garcia Navarro, NPR international correspondent covering South America. She tweets @lourdesgnavarro.

This segment aired on August 8, 2016.

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