Olympics Recap, Paralympics, and Rio 2016

Monday, August 13, 2012

US swimmer Rebecca Soni shows off her gold medal after the podium ceremony. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

The closing ceremony for the Olympics was last night, but the Paralympics are still to come. They begin in London on August 29 and continue until September 9. All the while, Rio De Janeiro is preparing to host the Olympics in 2016.

Dan Damon is the host of BBC World Update. Vincent Dowd is the Arts Correspondent for our partner the BBC.

Guests:

Dan Damon and Vincent Dowd

Produced by:

Rupert Allman and John Light

Comments [3]

bcranebaker from westport, ct

Listen up people, this is New YorK!!! Who is this woman who stope my WNYC? I cahn't underestand a word she is saying!!! NO MORE OF THE BRITT TALK!!!
PLEASE!
Enough already!

Aug. 13 2012 03:40 PM
Dana from Pittsburgh, PA

Please sign this petition. I am incredibly frustrated with WESA (Pittsburgh public radio) and their decision to slash their diverse, intelligent and interesting news programming. It may be cost saving, but it's not journalism. They have cut The Takeaway, Tell Me More and On Point.
http://www.change.org/petitions/keep-on-point-tell-me-more-and-the-takeaway

Aug. 13 2012 12:00 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Olympics in London and Curiosity landing on Mars are two of the only things that made this summer positive and fun.

We are living through difficult times: economically, politically and spiritually. Anything that shows man capable of striving to be more than a dumb primitive is a welcome relief.

Aug. 13 2012 08:23 AM

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