The 2016 Summer Olympics begin on August 5 in Rio, and we cannot wait. Whether you’ve been obsessing over every frantic story about Zika or you just need a little inspiration to get you to more fitness classes or into the city’s public swimming pools, check out our complete guide to this year’s games and how to celebrate in NYC. You’ll be able to train like a professional archer or boxer, drink patriotic cocktails at sports bars and root for the hottest abs, er, athletes. Let the games begin!
Celebrate the Olympics with five cachaça cocktails at NYC bars
From riffs on the classic to original concoctions, here are five excellent ways to drink cachaça in NYC this summer
Here’s what happens when an amateur tries to become a synchronized swimming champion
I can’t think of a sport that speaks more to the grand spectacle that is the Summer Olympics.
Where to try Summer Olympic sports in NYC
Sure, Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps are pretty cool. But why just watch the Olympics when you can do them?
12 photos of the US Women’s Gymnastics team
These inspirational athletes of the US Women’s Gymnastics team will give you strength through this heat wave
The 20 hottest guys at the 2016 Summer Olympics
It was genuinely difficult to decide between these Olympic hunks, but we narrowed it down to the 20 best.
The 20 hottest girls at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Believe us, once they hit the field/pool/gym, you’ll see just how strong they are.
Five new sports will become Olympic games in Tokyo in 2020
The IOC just announced that five new sports will be considered Olympic games at the 2020 Olympics.
The 10 best Olympic Opening Ceremonies ever
We look back at the 10 cities that set the Opening Ceremony bar breathtakingly high for the Brazilians.
Archive Olympics content
Date these Olympians
Ask out four New York men who are are looking for a date in NYC and are competing at the London 2012 Olympics.
Photographer Joe Klamar's Olympics portraits
Joe Klamar created a minor online skirmish with his portraits of American Olympics team members
Olympics 2012: Your ultimate playlist
Pump up your adrenaline in support of Team USA with these winning tunes.
Has Olympic pride gone too far?
How far is too far?
Olympic sports in NYC: An A-Z guide of where to play
Here’s our rundown of the places where you can try almost every Olympic sport in New York.
Top sports art to get you psyched about the Olympics
From baseball and basketball to weight lifting and wrestling, TONY offers its Olympics-size survey of sports art.
Join the London 2012 Olympic Games craze
These local sports venues and events tap into the fervor across the pond.
Photos: Viewing party at Eventi Plaza
Sports fans and those who just look the part celebrated the Opening Ceremonies.