After coming in a dismal 10th last season, it looks like Antonio Conte's side are firmly back on the up.
Our writer watched the men's soccer gold medal match in a neighborhood in Rio, where three older women talked to him about Brazilian pride, love, and life.
Answering the age-old question of which is more impressive: superhuman speed, or superhuman Rubik's Cubing
"If there's a drug test 95 percent of them won't be able to compete."
In his pomp, Ronaldo was a striker sent from heaven. His career took a steep downward trajectory, however, and he bowed out of football as a mortal much like the rest of us.
It's a cruel and tragic twist of fate, but the guy will have plenty of time to find tighter-fitting shorts before the next Summer Olympics.
Olympic organizers claimed that they wanted to share Rio's sporting culture with the world. They've changed their mind now that they realized that jeering is part of that culture.
We asked die-hard football fans about the people they've come to know after years spent in the same seats on their stadium grounds.
How is badminton more dangerous than the luge?
The Dime Glory Challenge is the stupidest and most fantastic contest in skateboard history.
With the hyperbolic megatransfer of Paul Pogba, I hate Manchester United again. It's brilliant.
Yuri van Gelder is a marvel of humanity, but also, Yuri van Gelder is me and Yuri van Gelder is you.
I'd like to see society, and the people who pay their wages, expecting more of them, even if they are really good at chasing after a ball.
Hours before the Olympics officially started in Rio de Janeiro, protesters gathered to denounce the Games as a tool of the oligarchy.
Billions of reais in security doesn't buy you a whole lot of safety if nobody bothers to look inside your bag.
Mark Clattenburg, the last lad home from a big night out in 'Beefa, completely blitzed on WKDs, proudly showing off his 'Champions League final ref, 2k16' tattoo. Magnificent.
When Amir Khan won silver at the 2004 Olympics, many predicted a career without limits. With the 2016 Games upon us, it is fair to say that the erstwhile golden boy has experienced both glory and failure inside the ring.
In becoming strong and muscular through sport, women prove that anatomy is not destiny, and that gender is not a determinant of ability or power.
This summer has become a film noir version of Arsenal's transfer window, all smoky rooms, discordant pianos, and Arsene Wenger missing out on key targets, again.
Following the opening episode of the new series of Robot Wars, we've ranked the competing robots on their sporting prowess and team personnel.
People from all backgrounds, races, religions and social classes got together in Lisbon's taverns to see their team win.
Let's celebrate with a thinkpiece.
Watching the joy, tears, and drunken smearing of dragon facepaint with Welsh supporters in the fanzone.