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On The Ground In Rio With Reporter Shira Springer08:06
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United States' gold medal winner Katie Ledecky celebrates during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Michael Sohn/AP)
United States' gold medal winner Katie Ledecky celebrates during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Michael Sohn/AP)
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Let's talk about the Olympics.

There's a lot to catch up on from the past few days. We've already seen USA swimmer Katie Ledecky shatter her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle, Michael Phelps show he still has more gold medals in him and gymnast Simone Biles demonstrating why she's the favorite to win the women's all-around final.

But, Brazil is also still a nation amid political turmoil, and there's evidence of that on the streets of Rio outside Olympic stadiums and arenas.

Guest

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

This segment aired on August 8, 2016.

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