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Previewing Rio 2016 With Investigative Sports Reporter Shira Springer08:13
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The Christ the Redeemer statue stands above Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. The Summer Olympics start Aug. 5. (Felipe Dana/AP)
The Christ the Redeemer statue stands above Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. The Summer Olympics start Aug. 5. (Felipe Dana/AP)
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The Summer Olympics kick off this Friday in Rio. Shira Springer, investigative reporter for the Globe's sports section, heads there on Wednesday.

We're talking about which athletes she'll be keeping an eye on at her fifth Olympics.

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Shira Springer, investigative reporter for the sports section of The Boston Globe. She tweets @ShiraSpringer.

This segment aired on August 1, 2016.

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