The Rio Olympics Weren't The Disaster We Expected — For The Most Part
Aside from the mysterious green diving well and the Ryan Lochte incident, there were still some difficulties most viewers at home didn't get to see.By Briana Altergott | August 22, 2016
It's safe to say the performances of the thousands of athletes who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro covered up most of the issues the weary city encountered during the games.
After the closing ceremony Sunday night, critics who were sure the games would buckle under the force of Rio's many problems were forced to admit defeat.
As a sports writer for USA Today put it: "Rio pulled it off. Who thought we'd be able to say that?"