Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

A Heatwave Turned Tokyo's Olympics Preparations Into a Deadly Nightmare

A 50-year-old worker died this week, reportedly of heatstroke, as temperatures in Tokyo rose to an average of 94 degrees.
Tim Marcin
8.9.19
Swimming

Ryan Lochte Gets Year Suspension After Posting Photo of Unsanctioned IV Use

The gold medal Olympic swimmer, known for doing stupid shit—surprise—did some stupid shit again.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.23.18
Swimming

Brazilian Court Clears Ryan Lochte of All Charges for Rio 2016 Incident

An appellate court concluded that Lochte did not lie to authorities, but rather to NBC, and therefore did not commit a crime of false communication.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.14.17
Kissy kiss kiss

Gold Medal Runner Blames Smooch Fest With Girlfriend for Drug Test Failure

"Frequently and passionately" kissing your girlfriend could exonerate you from a failed drug test. Who knew?
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.14.17
olympics

IOC to Rio 2016: We Will Not Help Pay Your Olympic Debt

At this week's IOC Executive Board meeting, the Rio 2016 committee asked the IOC to help settle approximately $28 million in outstanding debt. The IOC, despite receiving $4 billion in TV rights for the Games, refused.
Aaron Gordon
7.10.17
Swimming

Ryan Lochte Says Ban Was Too Harsh, and Other Dumb Stuff

In new comments on the Rio scandal, Lochte said, "Whether you want to call it extortion or we had to give them money to pay for the sign that got knocked down is your call."
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.2.17
Rio 2016

Even Rio's Olympic Medals Have Fallen Apart

Are you surprised?
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.19.17
rio de janeiro

Rio 2016's "Legacy" Gets Even Worse: Does Anyone Need Used Cables?

Heavily used for three weeks, neglected by owners, otherwise fine.
Aaron Gordon
4.7.17
shocked shocked

French Investigation Suspects Corruption in Rio 2016 Bid, Implicates Chair of 2024 Bid Committee

Once again, everything is completely fine in the Olympic movement. Nothing to see here.
Aaron Gordon
3.3.17
#TBT

How a 1978 Law Means America Will Never Have a Russia-Style Doping Scandal: Throwback Thursday

Is the difference between Russian and American sporting culture as stark as 'they're willing to cheat, and we're not'? Or is simply the case that we cheat differently?
Aaron Gordon
2.16.17
rio de janeiro

The Rio Olympics' Unintended Legacy: Citizen Journalism

Groups like Papo Reto have made it easier for foreign journalists to highlight the many issues in Rio. The foreign coverage, in turn, gives the groups legitimacy in Brazilian media that they've never had before.
Aaron Gordon
1.24.17
Rio 2016

Anti-Doping Testing in Rio Was a Spectacular Clusterfuck, According to Report

​The anti-doping program during the Rio Olympics "would have almost certainly collapsed…in the face of great difficulties" without the extraordinary effort of the doping control workforce, according to a recently released report.
Aaron Gordon
10.28.16
0121