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Olympic Breakdancing Would Be a Win for Hip-Hop

One of the genre's foundational aspects could be making its way to the 2024 Paris games.
DeAsia Paige
6.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Looks Like LA Will Host the Olympics in 2028

If the city still exists.
Drew Schwartz
7.31.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

The Morality Myth Behind the Modern Anti-Doping Movement

Drug testing in sports did not begin with the intent of creating a level playing field. Instead, early proponents believed sports doping was a "dangerous form of moral deception."
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
rio de janeiro

Rio 2016's "Legacy" Gets Even Worse: Does Anyone Need Used Cables?

Heavily used for three weeks, neglected by owners, otherwise fine.
Aaron Gordon
4.7.17
the boy who saved the olympic movement

“There Will Be Only One Nation”: The Boy Who Defined The Olympic Finale

Just before the closing ceremony of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the International Olympic Committee received an anonymous letter. Its contents would change the Olympics for good.
Will Magee
8.19.16
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The VICE Morning Bulletin

US swimmers were detained at the Rio airport for more questioning about an alleged robbery, a car bomb kills three police officers in Turkey, Kanye West announces Life of Pablo pop-up stores, and more.
VICE Staff
8.18.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

The Pentagon announces the release of 15 Guantanamo detainees, Trump promises the "extreme vetting" of Muslim migrants, US Olympic runner Allyson Felix makes history winning silver, and more.
VICE Staff
8.16.16
Rio 2016

Will Anybody Cheer for the Refugee Athletes at the Olympics?

This year, 10 athletes competed in the Rio Olympics as part of a special refugee team. Several of the athletes wondered whether they'd have any fans watching them.
Aimee Berg
8.15.16
politics

Faye Sultan Represents Kuwait But Competes for the "Independent Olympic Athlete" Team

Last year, the IOC suspended Kuwait. As a result, athletes, like Kuwaiti swimmer Faye Sultan, must compete as independents.
Aimee Berg
8.15.16
Rio 2016

IOC Will Not Issue Blanket Ban of Russian Athletes, Leaves Decision to IFs

The decision is not without its stipulations, as the committee has left international federations in charge of whether or not they choose to accept Russian athletes within their sports.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.25.16
doping at the olympics

International Olympic Committee Reveals Another 45 Failed Drug Tests From Beijing and London Olympics

Prompted by recent revelations about doping, the IOC have undertaken a second wave of reanalysis for the 2008 and 2012 Games which has thrown up 45 additional failed tests.
UK Sports Staff
7.22.16
IOC

150 Scientists and Ethicists Urge Postponing the Rio Olympics Due to Zika

The Games will—in all likelihood—go on, but if 150 experts tell you they shouldn't, maybe you should listen to them.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.27.16
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