The funny thing about bias is that it’s the necessary basis of any opinion. And now that we’ve all had our quadrennial opportunity to reinvest in mildly-biased opinions on oft-ignored athletics, it’s time to talk about horse sports, and opinions about horse sports.
Back in June, NBCUniversial CEO Steve Burke described the worst case scenario for the Olympic games:
Allyson Felix, star of both the track and my heart, helped her 4x400 relay team to Olympic victory on Saturday night, earning her record-extending sixth gold medal in the process.
Neymar scored Brazil’s only goal in regulation during the gold medal game against Germany today. But it was his shootout-deciding penalty kick to give the host country its first ever gold medal in soccer that will likely be remembered as one of the enduring moments of the 2016 Olympics.
Synchronized swimming has never been what you might call “cool” or “hip to the latest trends.” At this year’s Olympic games, for example, swimmers have performed to a mix of bad ‘80s music, classical tunes, and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. But nothing really beats the time France put together a routine set to the …
People are collectively fascinated by the sex lives of Olympians. They’re generally in peak physical condition, young, and confined to a village together for weeks. One particular story has surfaced as the naughty gossip of Rio 2016, and it’s a bizarre melange of sex-shaming, narcing, and being a truly shitty roommate.
According to former International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, volunteers are invaluable at the Games. “Volunteers are true Olympians. They transmit the true spirit of the Olympic Games,” Rogge said in 2012. Unfortunately, many volunteers this year appear to have ignored this and said “fuck it” instead.
After some quality time in various photo archives, I’d like to make an observation about the history of the Olympic Games. And that is, fashion-wise, it can be divided into six separate eras.
The Olympics have always been home to the most popular athletic events in the world, but there are usually a few head-scratchers too. Maybe you have no idea how a certain sport works, or maybe you can’t figure out why it’s in the Olympics in the first place. Whatever the case, here are some of the weirder events in…
Michael Phelps just won Olympic gold in the 200-meter butterfly. It’s his 20th lifetime gold medal and the perfect narrative conclusion to his comeback from having faltered in that very same race four years ago. It looked pretty cool, too.
Did you happen to catch the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony tonight? The floor projection, the dancers, the athletes—what a show! Unfortunately, we can’t actually show you any of it. But don’t worry. I’ve got the next best thing.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are here, and the world’s greatest athletes are ready to show us what they’re made of. If you want to catch all the suspense, drama, and victory, but you don’t have cable, here’s how you can medal in streaming for free.
At first glance, rowing seems to belong to the well-heeled and faintly evil. In House of Cards the Underwoods stoically row their way into the right fitness level for world domination. The Winklevosses, those large adult twins, rowed big boats at the real Harvard and at the thinly fictionalized Harvard of the The…
A Brazilian soldier shot a jaguar after an Olympic torch ceremony Monday in Manaus, Amazonas, after the animal got loose and approached him, according to a report from Reuters.
The run-up to this summer’s Olympics in Rio have been a disaster, between the prevalence of the Zika virus, Brazil’s political upheaval, and deadly problems with Rio’s Olympic infrastructure. It doesn’t help matters that the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) is in the midst of a meltdown, with all manner of shoddy…
WORCESTER, Mass.—None of the stars from the "Fierce Five," the highly meme-able gold medal team from the London Games, competed in Worcester for the American Cup last weekend. The American Cup is the only international gymnastics competition held in the U.S., but these girls are still on the final leg of London promo:…