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Professional Slapping Is The World’s Greatest Sport

You do not want to get into a slap fight with the Russian man known as Dumpling.
Mack Lamoureux
3.21.19
video

A Fiery Attack on Gender Norms | TCP Meets Cassils

Personal trainer-turned-performance artist Cassils gives us a window into how strict physical training tests the limits of not only endurance, but empathy.
The Creators Project
11.18.16
Art

Matthew Barney's Early Work Is a Metaphysical Gut-Check

Gladstone Gallery's ongoing presentation of works from Barney's 'OTTO' trilogy has us seeing stars.
Emerson Rosenthal
10.20.16
transcending disability sport

Britain's Most Underrated Athlete: In Conversation With Paralympian Richard Whitehead

Ahead of defending his 200 metres title this weekend, Paralympian Richard Whitehead remains Britain’s most underrated sporting champion.
Barney Cullum
9.9.16
kenyan athletes stranded in rio

Kenyan Olympic Captain Posts Video Showing Team’s Favela Accommodation, Claims “Gunshots Heard All Night”

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.
UK Sports Staff
8.25.16
Health

Team USA's First Trans Athlete on the Future of Equality in Sports

"It's one thing for me to address the issue at a national level, but in many cases for the local level, it takes a student to challenge it, and that takes a lot of courage."
Madeline Moitozo
8.17.16
Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt Just Cemented His Place As The Greatest Sprinter Of All Time

"It was brilliant. I didn’t go so fast but I’m so happy I won. I told you guys I was going to do it."
Jed Smith
8.15.16
Sports

A Definitive Ranking of Every Olympic Sport and Whether It Is Cool or Not

Yes, the Olympics are cool, but they also legitimise rowing. So six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Joel Golby
8.11.16
pulling a fast one

The Cult: Marion Jones

Marion Jones was one of the world’s best athletes, until a doping scandal brought her low. She was at her best when she failed valiantly, and at her worst when she succeeded through deceit.
Will Magee
8.9.16
Gaming

Why Is There No ‘Proper’ Olympics Video Game in 2016?

We get Mario and Sonic cavorting around Rio, but no game in which we can play as Usain Bolt. After decades of realistic Olympic tie-ins, what's up with that?
Mike Diver
7.29.16
mangar makur chuot

South Sudanese Refugee Deselected Ahead of Rio 2016, Coach Calls For Formal Investigation

Despite being the reigning South Sudanese 200m champion, Mangar Makur Chuot has been controversially rejected by his country’s Olympic committee.
UK Sports Staff
7.29.16
yes of course we ask him about the mobot

The Man Who Can Unite the Nation: We Spoke to Mo Farah Ahead of Rio 2016

With Rio 2016 only a few weeks away, we spoke to Mo Farah about dealing with pressure, recapturing the spirit of London 2012 and becoming one of the most recognisable athletes in world sport.
Nathan Copelin
7.26.16
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