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IOC Lets Athletes And Sponsors Market During The Olympics, As Long As They Say Nothing About The Olympics

Brigham Young University professor of statistics Jared Ward finished third in February’s US Olympic Trials Marathon, filling the final spot on the Rio-bound marathon team. The married father of two is almost unknown outside the competitive running community, but has been successful enough in the last year to attract…

The Brands Are Super Excited About Same-Sex Marriage, Guys

¡Ay chihuahua, mis amigos! In the (probable) words of Chipotle’s social-media manager, it is a beautiful día in the U.S.-gay, because the Supreme Court has ruled to recognize same-sex marriages nationwide. And what is a civil rights victory but an occasion for your best friends, the brands, to pimp themselves out?…

John Oliver Chugs Bud Light Lime To Celebrate Blatter's Resignation

When Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pledged last week to consume a variety of McDonald’s, Budweiser, and Adidas products if those brands made Sepp Blatter go away, nobody imagined he’d have to make good so quickly. But make good he did, last night—though not before describing Bud Light Lime as tasting like “the…

BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed launched an internal review of any posts that its editors or writers had deleted from the site since editor-in-chief Ben Smith was hired in January 2012. In an interview on Friday, and a memo sent to staff on Saturday, Smith revealed that the review has already uncovered three instances…

Three More Sponsors Decide To Stop Supporting Slavery, Drop FIFA 

Good news everybody! Three of FIFA's biggest sponsors—Johnson & Johnson, Castrol, and Continental Tires—confirmed to The Telegraph that they have cut their ties with FIFA, joining Sony and Emirates in declining to continue supporting slavery. As second-tier World Cup sponsors in 2014, the three companies paid FIFA…

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