dispatches from rio
The Rio Games Were An Unjustifiable Human Disaster, And So Are The Olympics
Like the other Olympics before them, Rio 2016 proved that the IOC is blithely indifferent to the waste, corruption, and human wreckage the Games leave in their wake.
Watching Neymar and Brazil Win Gold With the Three Old Ladies
Our writer watched the men's soccer gold medal match in a neighborhood in Rio, where three older women talked to him about Brazilian pride, love and life.
The Craziest Thing About the Ryan Lochte Saga Is That It Got Investigated At All
The whole Lochte saga started because the police investigated a robbery—something that, for millions of Cariocas, is nearly unheard of in Rio.
We Sat With An Iranian Protestor As She Fought to Display Her Banner at the Olympics
On Saturday, Darya Safai was hassled about her banner calling for equal rights for Iranian women at sports stadiums. On Monday, she and security officials reached a compromise.
Rio Officials Want To Silence Boos At The Olympics
Olympic organizers claimed that they wanted to share Rio's sporting culture with the world. They've changed their mind now that they realized that jeering is part of that culture.
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.