Trying to Experience Rio Outside the Olympic Bubble
Most of the 30,000 journalists covering the Olympics will spend their time in or around the Olympic venues. Our writer Aaron Gordon is trying to experience the real Rio.
Louder, Faster, Completely in Control: Three Days at the Daytona 500
Navigating the crowds, the hierarchies, and just the immense size of the Speedway while the Daytona 500 roared around the track.
The Fight To Save Women's Basketball In Brazil From Itself
It wasn't so long ago that Brazil's women's basketball team was one of the best in the world. But, as Rio 2016 approaches, it all appears to be falling apart.
The Hunt for Grime Grandad
Here's the truth about the old guy who spat Stormzy bars on the streets of London today. It might not be the truth you want, but it's the truth you're getting.
Runners, High: Some Notes on a Stoned 5K at the 420 Games
A Marijuana Olympics sounds like a hackish joke. But the 420 Games are a real thing that really happened in San Francisco. They were more normal than anything else.
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The Ghastly Glory of New Japan Pro Wrestling
The craziest, most violent, most reprehensible, and best show in combat sports is New Japan Pro Wrestling. Which, somehow, is now a thing you can watch on TV.
American Football In the Land of Futebol
Brazil is football's spiritual home. Which makes it all the more shocking that Brazilians aren't just watching the American version in record numbers — they're playing it, too.
Fuck Working in a Call Centre
Here's everything I learned in my stint as the pest the whole world hates.
Owen Shipton, Illustrations: Dan Evans
Syria: The Long War (Dispatch One)
We embedded with the Syrian rebels fighting ISIS.
Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch Ten)
We spend some time with new recruits of the Crimean Self Defence Army.
Venezuela Rising: Dispatch Five
Memorials and riots marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death.
The Central African Republic Is Descending into Chaos
Amid an endless cycle of violent reprisal attacks, raping and looting.