With so many negative story lines leading up to the Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro this summer, it's hard to seperate what is true and what has been overblown. Whats the environment like in Rio? Does the media and/or visitors feel safe? These are a few questions that can only be answered by someone who actually has boots on the ground in Brazil. Thankfully, Big Board Sports was able to speak to the Associated Press' Tim Reynolds, a veteran covering his eighth Olympics. Reynolds, a former writer for the Albany Times Union, answers those questions as well as what events has provided the biggest buzz thus far, and how these events compare to his coverage of NBA Finals. All that and more from a first hand source!

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