By Janika Bates, Special to

Former TSD intern Janika Bates was one of 14 University of Memphis journalism students selected to cover the 2016 Olympics in Rio, which begin this week. While she’s there, she’ll be filing updates not just about the games, but about the adventures of visiting the South American nation — including the food, music and lifestyle, and even fears of the Zika virus.

Checkout Janika’s Journey, Day 3. And follow us on Facebook to see the updates right in your timeline!