Media Watch -- Road to Rio; Sochi Paralympics

(ATR) Rio is scrutinized ahead of the 2016 Summer Games ... Sit-skier Mick Brennan discusses his Paralympic debut.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 27:  An arial view of the 'Christ the Redeemer' statue on top of Corcovado mountain on July 27, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 27: An arial view of the 'Christ the Redeemer' statue on top of Corcovado mountain on July 27, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Road to Rio

The Associated Press features Afghan women boxers with their "eyes set on the 2016 Summer Olympics."

New York Timeswriter Simon Romero says construction for the 2016 Summer Games and 2014 FIFA World Cup is unearthing"stunning archaeological discoveries and new insight into the Rio’s brutal distinction as a nerve center for the Atlantic slave trade."

Donna Bowater, Stephen Mulvey and Tanvi Misra contribute to aBBC Newsreport on the"story behind Rio de Janeiro's Cristo Redentor."

Sochi Paralympics

New York Times reporter Ben Shpigel takes a closer look at the partnership between visually impaired skiers and their guides at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics.

CBC News reporter Amber Hildebrandt reveals ways in which the Sochi Paralympics have "confronted Russia's attitude towards the disabled."

USA Today sports writer Kelly Whiteside features a list of United States veterans competing in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

British sit-skier Mick Brennan discusses his "emotional Paralympic debut" with The Guardian.

In Other News

New York Timeswriter Kelley McMillan covers"a new tide of young talent"announcing itself in women's skiing.

The Telegraph'sSaundra Satterlee explores Chamonix Mont-Blanc, a city that has grown from"five Olympic rings to five-star bliss."Much like Sochi, the city of Chamonix attracted a "global media stage" during its time hosting the Olympic Games.

Ad Age'sMichael McCarthy dubs Under Armour's Olympic experience a"textbook case" for how to handle controversy.

Compiled byNicole Bennett

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