london-olympics

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
11.8.16
Art

Developers Are Gentrifying Vittoria Wharf. Here's How London Artists Are Fighting Back

Performers, musicians, small business owners and neighborhood residents are teaming up to stop gentrification.
DJ Pangburn
8.31.16
olympics

A New Contender for "Dirtiest Race in History" at London 2012

In a sport plagued by doping scandals, the women’s 1500-meter final at the London Olympics stands out – and not for the right reasons.
Monica Prelle
8.5.16
the lizzie armitstead controversy

Lizzie Armitstead Launches Impassioned Self-Defence Over Missed Drugs Tests

The champion cyclist has claimed that she “hates dopers” and hit out at “sensationalised headlines” in an official statement.
UK Sports Staff
8.3.16
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
all hail canoe priest!

Buddhist Priest Set To Represent Japan In Canoe Slalom At Rio Olympics

Kazuki Yazawa, 27, will represent his country at Rio 2016, despite having to balance his training with daily prayer and meditation.
UK Sports Staff
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
olympics

31 Athletes Test Positive For Doping After IOC Retests Beijing Olympics Samples

31 athletes from recent Olympics, and possibly more, could be banned from Rio after retesting reveals positive doping samples.
Sean Newell
5.17.16
russia

WADA Accuses Russia of Widespread Doping Cover-up, Recommends Suspensions

WADA has released it's report into Russian doping and has recommended suspending the RAF, and accuses the government in engaging in cover up.
Sean Newell
11.9.15
the fish

The Cult: Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington wanted to be a great swimmer, not a celebrity. She achieved the first through hard work, but that meant having the latter thrust upon her.
Toby Sprigings
10.27.15
Design

Step Inside a Book Labyrinth Shaped Like Borges' Fingerprint

250,000 books were sculpted into a maze by artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo.
Sami Emory
8.18.15
Design

Emoto Tells Us What The World (Well, Twitter) Thinks About The London 2012 Olympics

<p>Been dissing Bradley Wiggin&#8217;s sideburns on Twitter? It&#8217;s all getting noted by this real-time visualization tool.</p>
Kevin Holmes
8.9.12
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