South Sudan has been in near-constant turmoil since its inception, but one thing that brings people of warring tribes together is wrestling.
Kenyan athletes have been stranded in Rio since the end of the Games, with Team Kenya allegedly waiting for "a cheap flight" before bringing them home.
"We have to show the city is bigger than Zika. We can't let the bad news win."
The US women weren't in many close games, but they made their run to gold exciting anyway.
Like the other Olympics before them, Rio 2016 proved that the IOC is blithely indifferent to the waste, corruption, and human wreckage the Games leave in their wake.
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.
Helen Maroulis' parents almost made her give up wrestling because they didn't think there was any future in it. Now she's an Olympic gold medal winner.
Shakur Stevenson, who is aiming to become the first men's boxing US Olympic gold medalist since 2004, has caught the attention of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The whole Lochte saga started because the police investigated a robbery—something that, for millions of Cariocas, is nearly unheard of in Rio.
Has growing female participation in the Olympics from countries like Saudi Arabia and Brunei had a meaningful impact at home, or it is just a gesture for a global audience?
On this episode of Daily VICE the three-time Olympic swimmer takes a break from practice to answer some trivia.
The NCAA fights tooth and nail to make sure football and men's basketball players don't get paid. It also allows campus Olympic sport athletes to keep medal bonuses. Wait, what?
Answering the age-old question of which is more impressive: superhuman speed, or superhuman Rubik's Cubing
Local animal control officials are receiving funds from the Rio Olympics to help capture and humanely take care of stray dogs and cats in the city.
Rio didn't need a new golf course, and most people didn't want one. A billionaire developer worked with the city to build the Olympic Golf Course on protected land anyway.
Two-time Olympian Cullen Jones knows a little bit about making history at the Games—and also about being a trailblazing African American swimmer in an overwhelmingly white sport.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we meet up with the two-time Olympian to talk about why it's important to have BMX racing included in the Olympics.
Why is the American women's gymnastics team crushing the rest of the world? It comes down to muscles, and lingering notions of femininity.
Julius Yego grew up in a country that prizes long distance running over all other events—so he started watching online videos at a cyber cafe to master the javelin.
To keep their minds healthy, the US men's volleyball team relies on Andrea Becker, a sports psychologist and former standout softball player.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we meet up with duathlete Chris Mosier to talk about spending a year of his life fighting for the inclusion of transgender athletes in the Olympics.
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.
On Sunday, Mayada Al-Sayad became the first woman to run a marathon for Palestine. She hopes other women will follow her lead.