Electricity Turned Off At Rio's Maracanã Stadium After Olympic Organizers Can't Pay Bill

Two weeks ago we wrote about the decaying state of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic facilities and noted that the Maracanã stadium, despite missing seats and dealing with a mold problem, was still hosting club soccer. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, and it’s one of the most famous stadiums in the…


Marathon Silver Medalist Feyisa Lilesa Says "Maybe They Will Kill Me" If He Returns To Ethiopia After Olympic Protest

As he crossed the finish line to win the silver medal in the Olympic marathon, Feyisa Lilesa crossed his forearms above his head in an “X,” a gesture of protest that resonated back home in Ethiopia. Lilesa said it was a risk. “If I go back to Ethiopia maybe they will kill me,” he said after the race.

Jerry Colangelo Says USA Basketball Will Reign Until "Other Countries Get Their Acts Together"

For a team that won group play games by margins as slim as three, three, and six points, Team USA didn’t make this Olympic basketball tournament feel particularly dramatic. Polishing off Serbia 96-66 was the exclamation point on another dominant run through knockout play, and another gold medal, and another round of…