The Sochi Olympics Were Even More Of A Boondoggle Than You thought

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were a scam from the very start. Sochi is a resort city with mild weather that had nothing close to the infrastructure necessary to host the Olympics, yet the initial budget was only $12 billion dollars. In comparison, the budget for the 2010 Winter Olympics—held in the much… » 2/05/15 11:40pm 2/05/15 11:40pm

Canada Is The New Uganda: Wrapping Up The Olympics With The Foreign…

Deadspin and Gelf Magazine brought you the best (or at least the most interesting) foreign-produced journalism about the London Olympics. » 8/13/12 2:05pm 8/13/12 2:05pm

How NBC Could Make An Olympics That People Wouldn't Hate

Another day of action in London, another day of inaction by NBC. At 3:55 Eastern time today, Usain Bolt will run the men's 200-meter final. Five or six or seven hours later, NBC will get around to letting television viewers in the United States see what Bolt has done. » 8/09/12 1:50pm 8/09/12 1:50pm

Hours After Defeat, An Australian Rower Was Smashing Store Windows:…

Deadspin and Gelf Magazine bring you the best (or at least the most interesting) foreign-produced journalism about the London Olympics. » 8/03/12 2:10pm 8/03/12 2:10pm

Wait, How Did Olympic Men's Tennis Actually Become A Fun Event?

So there was Roger Federer, beating Juan Martin del Potro in an insane Olympic semifinal: four hours and 26 minutes. A 19-17 third set. The longest three-set match in the Open era. » 8/03/12 1:36pm 8/03/12 1:36pm

A Ugandan Hero Is Trapped In London: Foreign Olympics News That Wasn't…

Deadspin and Gelf Magazine bring you the best (or at least the most interesting) foreign-produced journalism about the London Olympics. » 8/01/12 1:45pm 8/01/12 1:45pm

NBC: We Are Giving You An Awesome Olympics, And We Don't Care If You…

For the first time since the Olympics began, an NBC executive has decided to talk. And, yup, he really likes the way NBC has rolled out coverage. » 7/31/12 1:26pm 7/31/12 1:26pm

NBC Says It Was Twitter's Idea To Kick That NBC-Critical Journalist Off…

Yesterday we were introduced to Guy Adams, the journalist whose Twitter account was suspended after he tweeted out the—already quite public and now very, very public—email address of an NBC exec. Adams was also using Twitter to shred NBC's coverage of the Olympics. » 7/31/12 10:06am 7/31/12 10:06am

New Zealand's Athletes Can't Stop Washing Their Hands (And Other…

Gelf Magazine and Deadspin are showcasing the best (or at least the most interesting) foreign-produced journalism with our new feature—Zooming In: The Olympic Edition.

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