Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.
Reactions to controversies involving China at the Olympics highlight a powerful and enduring aspect of the country's national psychology.
Life-size Pikachu characters, the most famous from the Pokémon game, marched along the city's waterfront street to kick off the week-long festival.
Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and fine. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.
Poverty, social inequality, and the huge garment industry create perfect conditions for labor exploitation in the country. Experts debate what can be done to solve the problem.
Author Rob Schmitz discusses his book about the inhabitants of a single street in Shanghai.