Even before the 2016 Olympics kicked off in August, the state of Rio de Janeiro had declared a “state of public calamity in financial administration.” Five months later, things aren’t any better.
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.
Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin just swept the women’s 100m hurdles and made Olympic history in the process.
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.
Please Explain is a Rio Olympics series (or maybe just this one post) in which I ask sports experts to explain a sport I am clueless about. Hopefully I will find experts to explain other sports to me.
After a very stressful and exciting relay that was pretty close until the last leg, Katie Ledecky did what we all assumed she would and snagged yet another gold medal in the women’s 4 x 200 relay.
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.
For two weeks, homeowners in Rio de Janeiro will have some highly desired real estate as people from around the world flock to the city (perhaps cautiously) to watch the Olympic Games. Basic economics would suggest the locals will engage in a little bit of price gouging. But woah, some people are getting super gutsy.
The United States is already struggling to maintain any respect in the world, and now Ralph Lauren, who is always tasked with designing the USA Olympic uniforms, is trying to portray us all as Hamptons-humping WASPs just off an outing on a yacht. Well lookie here, old Gatsby, old boy, our athletes will sneer before…
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…
With just over two years to go until Rio kicks off the 2016 Olympic Games, Olympic officials are taking stock of how ready Rio really is. The short answer? They're not. But how far behind are its preparations? And can the city possibly catch up in time?
One fish, two fish, SO MANY THOUSANDS OF DEAD FISH.