Undercover Cops Busted a Large Lego Crime Ring in Portland

Portland is a hotbed for Lego crime.
Daniel Oberhaus
Rio 2016

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Wins First Match, Becomes First US Olympian to Wear Hijab

Muhammad will face Cecilia Berder of France, ranked one position below her at ninth, later today.​
Liam Daniel Pierce
daily vice

We Talked to Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad About Dealing with Islamaphobia

On this episode of 'Daily VICE' we sit down with the Muslim-American athlete to talk about competing in a sport where you're told you don't belong.
VICE Staff

Five Female American Athletes To Watch At The Rio Olympics

More than half of Team USA's 555-athlete roster for the Rio Games is female, the most women to ever represent a single country in the Olympics. Here are five faces to know.
Michelle R. Martinelli
Rio 2016

Size 18 U.S. Olympic Boat Shoe Looks More Like a Boat Than Anything

While we don't know how funny this year's be, there certainly are some clown shoes in the batch.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Why Exercise Experts Say You Should Spit Out Your Energy Drink

According to new research from exercise physiology researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, you may not need to swallow sports drinks to get their promised energy boost. Swilling the liquid around your mouth could be just as effective.
Phoebe Hurst

The Sword and the Fist: How Fencing Influenced Fighting

Swordsmanship and fist fighting shared a place in military martial arts, but as warfare left them behind the two became separate disciplines. We take a look at how the art of fencing came to influence the unarmed martial arts.
Jack Slack

You Can Actually Become a Certified Pirate at MIT

Fulfill your PE requirements with archery, fencing, sailing, and shooting guns, and you'll get an official "Pirate Certificate."
Tanja M. Laden

An Olympic Medalist Is Teaching Kids in Harlem to Fence

In this VICE Sports exclusive we hung out with Olympic silver-medalist Tim Morehouse as he introduced kids at his old elementary school to his favorite sport.
VICE Sports
off day

Uptown Fencing: Small Swords in Harlem

In this VICE Sports exclusive we hung with Olympic silver-medalist, Tim Morehouse as he introduced kids from Harlem's Democracy Prep to fencing and even found some competition on the strip. Made possible by the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation.
VICE Sports

Prison Culture, Techno-Immortality, and Dolly Parton: The Inspirations Behind the Looks of NYFW

Almost every fashion show has some kind of historical reference or allusion-based theme underpinning it. We took a deeper look at some of these concepts that were presented on the runways during New York Fashion Week.
Erica Euse and Wilbert L. Cooper
The Off the Deep End Issue

Fighting for Facial Scars in Germany’s Secret Fencing Frats

The secret duels are all that remain of a once widespread practice called "Mensur."
Roc Morin