It almost certainly won't be as cool as it could be, because the IOC is like that. But let's dream on it for a minute.
Holy shit, a politician said something reasonable and correct. Must not have been in America.
Find the struggle and even the strangest events in Rio become familiar. But real greatness, of the Simone Biles/Michael Phelps/Katie Ledecky variety, is something else.
How is badminton more dangerous than the luge?
Qatar's investment in sports is bigger than the World Cup. Their national handball team, which has players from Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, and France—and three Qataris—is proof.
An evidence-based look into whether the weirder sports on offer at the Summer Olympics—your horse-dancing and skeet shooting and so on—are actually good to watch.
DeMarcus Cousins is one of the best players in the NBA, and one of its most intriguing eccentrics. This summer, he finally gets to escape Sacramento and ball out.
Forty years later, we look back at the Summer Olympics in Montreal. The financial mess could have been a wake-up call for future Games, but not much has changed since.
Rio won't lack NBA star power, but you already know those guys. Here are five ace international players without NBA experience who will keep things interesting.
Team USA is still the prohibitive gold-medal favorite, and for good reason. But they're facing a more globalized basketball future. If they want to win in 2020 and beyond, they must heed the lessons of 2004.
But the Center of Disease Control singled out four African countries — Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Yemen — for being at greater risk if one of their athletes or travelers is infected with the virus during the upcoming games in Brazil.