Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt Loses "Triple Triple" After 2008 Olympic Relay Team Stripped of Gold for Doping Violation

Usain Bolt's relay teammate Nesta Carter just cost him his legendary "triple triple."
Patrick Sauer
year in review 2016

Canada's Female Athletes Owned 2016

The performances of 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak and her fellow female Olympians at the Rio Games captivated the country.
Chris O'Leary
very important writing

The Four Most Inspiring Opening Paragraphs In Sportswriting, 2016

In a difficult year, sportswriting showed us truth and beauty. These 100 percent real paragraphs did it in ways we'll remember long after the calendar turns.
David Roth

A Legacy of Crisis: Rio After the Olympics

Brazil's big bet on the 2016 Rio Olympics has gone bust, and the country has been plunged further into political and economic crisis.
Aaron Gordon

Putin Denies State-Sponsored Russian Doping Despite "Mountain of New Evidence," Ongoing Investigations

Putin looks the world in the face and lies about Russian doping.
Brian Blickenstaff
woman of steel

The Cult: Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of Sheffield’s steeliest exports, and an athlete who has captured the imagination of a nation. For that, she more than earns her place in The Cult.
Will Magee

Near-Missed Connection: Cocaine Craigslist Romp Didn't Keep Canadian Pole Vaulter Out of Olympics

Craigslist Edmonton sounds wild.
Sean Newell
ryan lochte

Ryan Lochte Terrorized Live on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Did protesters rushed the stage during Ryan Lochte's performance on "Dancing with the Stars"? Jeah, they did.
Joseph Flynn
Rio 2016

Report: Ryan Lochte to be Suspended Ten Months, Banned from 2017 World Championships

Lochtegate is almost over for good now.
Sean Newell
Thomas Bach

IOC President Won't Attend Any of the Paralympics

Thomas Bach has a pretty busy schedule and won't be able to make any of the Paralympics (which he's known about forever).
Sean Newell
the legacy of the rio olympics

Understanding Team GB's Olympic Success Alongside The Disaster In Brazil

While British coverage of the Olympics was overwhelmingly positive, we often ignored the darker side of the Games. When we look back on Rio's legacy, it will be with both pride and discomfort.
Alex Keble

Ryan Lochte Expected to be "Summoned" Back to Brazil for Questioning

Ryan Lochte has been called back to Brazil to give further testimony about his fantastical night in Rio.
Mike Vorkunov