Nicholas Mendola

Rio 2016: The long list of firsts and notables from the Olympics

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Our crack team of researchers NBC has put together an outstanding list of superlatives from this summer's games, from Kosovo to Fiji. [more]

Putting Team USA’s 121 medals, 46 Rio golds in Olympics perspective


The 51-medal dropoff from the United States to China is the largest total since 1984, and the seventh best all-time. [more]

Watch the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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Simone Biles, who won four gold medals and one bronze in Rio, was selected by her teammates to serve as flag bearer for the United States. [more]