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  • August 15, 2016

    How do Olympians eat? Clean and, often, very little.

    Forget Michael Phelps's chocolate chip pancakes — today's athletes eat more like detox dieters.

  • August 14, 2016

    How to watch Usain Bolt’s Olympics races in Rio

    Bolt’s attempt to win three more gold medals starts Saturday.

  • August 14, 2016

    Simone Biles is unlike any gymnast we’ve ever seen

    Biles is a once-in-a-lifetime gymnast, and the most dominant female gymnast the sport has ever seen.

  • August 13, 2016

    If Simone Manuel inspires black children to swim, she could literally save their lives

    Another reminder that representation matters.

  • August 12, 2016

    The diving pool at the Olympics is closed after turning green. Here’s what happened.

    The official word: "The water tanks ran out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process."

  • August 12, 2016

    Simone Manuel calls out police brutality after historic Olympic swimming victory

    The swimmer speaks out against racial injustice like African-American Olympians of the past.

  • August 12, 2016

    The Daily Beast tried to prove Olympians like sex, but instead may have outed gay athletes

    The story is, quite frankly, dangerous.

  • August 12, 2016

    Simone Manuel’s Olympic gold is also a victory over swimming’s racist history

    People worked so hard to keep African Americans out of pools. They lost.

  • August 12, 2016

    NBC's coverage of the Olympics is atrocious. There's a simple reason why.

    The network views the games as entertainment, not as sports.

  • August 12, 2016

    How Simone Biles crushed the women's individual all-around competition

    Biles turned the biggest competition of her career into a clinic.

  • August 11, 2016

    The medal count: USA continues its Olympic domination

    It’s been a strong showing for Team USA so far.

  • August 11, 2016

    Why Olympic athletes and fans aren't likely to catch Zika

    August isn't even mosquito season in Rio. Zika is spread mainly by mosquitoes.

  • August 10, 2016

    Simone Biles’s adoption defies a foster care system that punishes black families

    Black children in foster care are far less likely to stay with their family.

  • August 10, 2016

    Fencing is actually 3 different events. Here’s how to tell them apart.

    The history of fencing and how to watch it at the Summer Olympics Games in Rio.

  • August 10, 2016

    This old YA novel shows us how far women’s gymnastics has come — and how far it hasn’t

    The Rascals from Haskell’s Gym is a time capsule of a pivotal moment in the history of gymnastics.

  • August 10, 2016

    Why being as flexible as an Olympic gymnast isn’t necessarily a good thing

    Can’t touch your toes? That’s fine. Science says flexibility is overrated.

  • August 10, 2016

    The US women’s gymnastics team’s sheer domination, explained

    This team has turned Team USA into a dynasty.

  • August 10, 2016

    “It’s like a war zone”: how the Olympics nearly destroyed a Rio neighborhood

    Meet the couple fighting to save Vila Autódromo.

  • August 9, 2016

    How Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova became the Olympics' biggest villain

    Many feel Efimova shouldn't even be at the Olympics after being caught for doping.

  • August 9, 2016

    How the US women’s gymnastics team is going to obliterate the competition in Rio

    This isn't going to be a competition. It's going to be sheer domination.

  • August 9, 2016

    Want to win Olympic gold? Here's how tall you should be for archery, swimming, and more.

    Tell us your height, and we'll compare you to Olympic gold medalists.

  • August 8, 2016

    Does cupping — the latest Olympic health fad — actually work? Here’s what the evidence says. 

    Are those weird circles on Olympians helping their performance? Maybe. Few good studies exist.

  • August 8, 2016

    Women are crushing it at the Rio Olympics, but the media keeps focusing on their husbands

    Behind every great woman athlete is a commentator talking about great men.

  • August 8, 2016

    Leslie Jones’s Olympics play-by-play is a gift from the Greek gods

    If you’re not watching Leslie Jones live-tweet the Olympics, you’re doing it wrong.

  • August 8, 2016

    The Refugee Olympic Team doesn’t need your cheers. They need countries to fix their crisis.

    The team shouldn’t have to exist — but it might spur governments into action.

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