Anthony Ervin talks about his path back to Olympic gold and how Michael Phelps has matured into a leader.
Last year, the IOC suspended Kuwait. As a result, athletes, like Kuwaiti swimmer Faye Sultan, must compete as independents.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we hang out with Steven and Jeffrey Gluckstein during a training session at their gym.
The US women's soccer team should take Friday's stunning quarterfinals loss to Sweden as an opportunity to reinvent itself.
How is badminton more dangerous than the luge?
A bent knee or a foot off the ground could earn a race walker a red card. And giving a red card could get a judge heckled by fans, or worse, spit at by a race walker.
On this episode of Daily VICE we talk to the students about the intricacies of the sport, its origins, and why they wanted it to be included in the Rio Olympics.
Aly Raisman, not Gabby Douglas, will join Simone Biles in representing the US in the all-around final on Thursday, and it's an interesting case study in how the new, more objective scoring system is still far from perfect.
Yes, the Olympics are cool, but they also legitimize rowing. So six of one, half a dozen of the other.
While Brazil grapples with political scandal, an economic downturn, and the Zika crisis, its men's soccer team is struggling. Can the national side turn it around at the Rio Games?
On this episode of Daily VICE, we spend a day with Popole Misenga—one of ten refugees chosen to compete in Rio as part of the team Refugee Olympic Athletes.
The Bus Rapid Transit system installed for the Olympic games was supposed to help Rio residents get around town. Instead, it has helped isolate some of the city's poorer residents.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we meet up with the champion athlete at his Houston table tennis school to talk about what it takes to win an Olympic medal.
The Dime Glory Challenge is the stupidest and most fantastic contest in skateboard history.
East German weightlifter Gerd Bonk took the highest documented quantity of anabolic steroids in his quest for a gold medal. He was a victim of the greatest, widest reaching, and most sociopathic scandal in sports history.
The Rio Olympics used a bootleg China flag during a medal ceremony.
A place usually reserved for the loud Carnival is host to this year's Olympic archery competition. On Saturday, the US men's team vied for gold in the finals.
Olympic hospitality houses were originally intended to be a place for athletes and their families. Now, like with everything else Olympic related, they've become something completely different.
"I'm not sure how comfortable I would have felt having the gold medal that everyone else in the world believed was not mine." Even eight years later, losing gold to Phelps still stings for Cavic.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we sit down with the Muslim American athlete to talk about competing in a sport where you're told you don't belong.
Ariya Phounsavath is one of just six Lao athletes in Rio—and as the country's only professional cyclist, he has a lot of weight on his shoulders.
We talked to people who coach, play with, and watch Kerri Walsh Jennings every day to find out why the three-time Olympic gold medal winner is so dominant.
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.