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Feb 1, 2016, 3:10pm EST
  • June 24, 2017

    Handstands, explained

    It’s simple physics.

  • September 14, 2016

    Simone Biles refused to be shamed for her ADHD medication after hackers leaked her private records

    Hackers tried to imply Simone Biles was doping. She used the leak to reduce ADHD stigma instead.

  • September 6, 2016

    Vogue Brazil digitally removed limbs from actors to promote the Paralympics and completely missed the point

    Paralympic athletes are inspiring. Celebrities edited to look like them are not.

  • September 3, 2016

    Zero: the number of new Zika cases from the Rio Olympics

    The WHO says there's no confirmed cases in athletes or travelers to the Rio Games.

  • August 23, 2016

    The Olympics left Rio with a few improvements. And a frightening police violence problem.

    The victims are mostly young and black. During the games alone, police killed eight people.

  • August 23, 2016

    Watch: Stephen Colbert says everything you wish you could say to Ryan Lochte

    This is the interview that should have happened.

  • August 22, 2016

    Life after the Olympics

    "An entire way of life was gone — all at once": 8 athletes on what happens when you come home from the games.

  • August 21, 2016

    We asked 8 Olympians about life after the games. Here’s what they said.

    These athletes overcame struggles with money, relationships, and mental health.

  • August 21, 2016

    What will happen to Rio’s stadiums after the Olympics end?

    Other cities have tried to repurpose Olympic venues without much luck.

  • August 21, 2016

    How to watch the Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony: time, live stream, and what to expect

    Kygo is going to be there.

  • August 19, 2016

    More women compete on primetime TV at the Olympics than any other point in the year

    And that’s one of the many reasons the sexist coverage of their accomplishments really stings.

  • August 19, 2016

    Ryan Lochte’s alleged Rio robbery debacle, explained

    It's looking more and more like Lochte may have made the whole thing up.

  • August 19, 2016

    Yes, race walking is an Olympic sport. Here’s how it works.

    Olympic race walking: behold the struggle, the mystique, and the wiggle. Here's why they do what they do.

  • August 19, 2016

    One simple reason the USA men's basketball team is struggling

    These easy charts explain.

  • August 18, 2016

    NBC has sucked all of the suspense out of the Olympics

    The network edits the games like they’re a gigantic reality show.

  • August 18, 2016

    How exercise can shut down women's periods — with dire health consequences

    A combination of eating too little and training too hard can increase the risk of infertility, bone fractures, and other health complications.

  • August 17, 2016

    Katie Ledecky broke a record. Michael Phelps won silver. Guess who won the headline?

    The headline that accidentally explains sexism in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • August 17, 2016

    Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky got the Marvel superhero treatment they deserve

    Marvel turned Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky into comic book superheroes. It’s pretty great.

  • August 17, 2016

    Bravo, Britain: how athletes there are challenging the Olympic tradition of junk food peddling

    Team Great Britain is promoting produce with the help of a German grocery chain.

  • August 16, 2016

    You can do anything you set your mind to. Except for Simone Biles’s floor routine.

    Why Biles’s third tumbling pass makes her floor routine magical.

  • August 16, 2016

    Stop it with the “Bikini vs. Burka” headlines. Let’s focus on women’s athleticism.

    To constantly emphasize what women are wearing and not their athletic skill is tiresome.

  • August 16, 2016

    A Chinese swimmer mentioned her period like it was no big deal. Because it wasn’t.

    Why more Olympic athletes like Fu Yuanhui should talk about their periods in public.

  • August 16, 2016

    How to watch the 2016 Rio Olympics: schedule, live stream, and what to expect

    The 2016 Rio Olympics comes at a difficult time for Brazil.

  • August 16, 2016

    Allyson Felix lost a gold medal to Shaunae Miller because of a dive. It’s legal.

    Diving in races is high risk, high reward.

  • August 15, 2016

    Gabby Douglas’s Olympics experience fits the pattern of how we treat black female athletes

    The Gabby Douglas backlash is respectability politics and racism at its worst.

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