Investigators: KGB Successor Enforced State-Approved Doping Program For Russian Athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of a months-long investigation into doping allegations leveled against Russian athletes. The investigators found that use of performance-enhancing drugs by Russian athletes—many of them Olympic athletes—is not only widespread, but also supported by the state. Hide… »11/09/15 2:50pm11/09/15 2:50pm

The Story Behind Bob Beamon's Miracle Jump And The Only Photo That Mattered

The man who took one of the most famous photos in Olympic history wasn’t a professional photographer. Tony Duffy was on vacation at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and with nothing more than an amateur’s bravado, he casually wandered into the Athletes’ Village—which should have been off limits to him—and first heard… »10/16/15 11:25am10/16/15 11:25am

U.S. Soccer Loses To Honduras, Gets Into Big Shoving Match

Honduras beat the USA U-23s 2-0 in the semifinals of the Olympic qualifying tournament today. The United States played without creativity, and resorted to medieval soccer, just kind of hacking it up to their taller players for most of the second half. The frustration built up after Jordan Morris had an goal unfairly… »10/10/15 5:24pm10/10/15 5:24pm

Give the Olympics to Los Angeles

The news that Boston no longer wants to host the 2024 Summer Olympics isn’t really a shock. Few cities these days do. But the Olympics don’t have to be bad for the host city—and done right, they can actually benefit it. Nowhere is that clearer than Los Angeles, the new frontrunner for 2024. The Olympics would be good… »7/29/15 8:11am7/29/15 8:11am

Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner: "I Am A Woman"

Olympic decathlete and 1976 gold medalist Bruce Jenner came out as transgender tonight in an ABC interview with Diane Sawyer, explaining that Jenner “lived a lie his whole life about who he is,” and that at the age of 65 is ready to publicly acknowledge the former Wheaties box star has, for a whole life, identified as… »4/24/15 9:36pm4/24/15 9:36pm

Anderson Silva Petitioning To Compete In Taekwondo At The Olympics

Troll King Anderson Silva is petitioning the Brazilian federation to allow the MMA fighter to compete in his original discipline, taekwondo, at the Rio Olympics in 2016. As the host nation, Brazil will have four guaranteed slots in the event, and Silva will meet with the Brazilian sport chief this week to discuss… »4/13/15 12:10pm4/13/15 12:10pm

Olympian On The IOC's Rules Against Sponsors: "It's Very Un-American"

We all know—or should know—that Olympic athletes don't make a penny from that 17-day extravaganza of running, jumping, throwing, swimming, flipping, etc. That pisses two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds off. It should, especially when you consider that even though about $6 billion went through the International Olympic… »3/05/15 1:55pm3/05/15 1:55pm