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Mar 24, 2020, 1:50pm EDT
  • August 1

    Hosting the Olympics comes at a massive cost

    The Tokyo Olympics could cost four times as much as expected.

  • July 30

    Will the Tokyo Olympics be a superspreader event?

    Japan’s pandemic problems are bigger than the Olympics, experts say.

  • July 30

    America’s mental health moment is finally here

    There’s a mental health moment in America, and athletes are leading the way.

  • July 28

    Why Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympic gymnastic women’s team finals

    Biles stepped back. Here’s why.

  • July 26

    Why the 400m hurdles is one of the hardest Olympic races

    Running the 400-meter hurdles requires strategic rhythm, but it’s over so quick you just might miss it.

  • July 26

    Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions — but there’s a limit

    Here’s what Olympic athletes can teach us about coping with heat waves.

  • July 24

    The Simone Biles scoring controversy, explained

    Simone Biles is performing the most complicated feats women’s gymnastics has ever seen — and not being fully rewarded for it.

  • July 24

    Gymnastics still hasn’t fully reckoned with its abuse problem

    Allegations of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse go way beyond Larry Nassar.

  • July 23

    Did the Covid-19 Olympics have to be a mess?

    This year’s Olympics were always going to be a challenge. Now they’re a showcase for broader failures.

  • July 22

    The price of Olympic glory

    Olympic athletes are the stars of the show. Why aren’t they paid like it?

  • July 7

    The Olympics are stuck in the 1980s on marijuana

    Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension over marijuana is a callback to an era Americans are moving away from.

  • June 23

    Tokyo’s Olympic Village will be very vaccinated

    The IOC says most athletes will have their shots. What about the rest of the world?

  • June 1

    The complicated politics of a Beijing 2022 boycott

    Human rights groups say China’s treatment of the Uyghur people disqualifies the country from hosting the Winter Olympics next year.

  • May 17

    The Olympics’ Covid-19 dilemma

    It’s complicated.

  • March 24, 2020

    Tokyo 2021? The decision to postpone the Summer Olympics, explained.

    After pressure from athletes and national Olympic committees over coronavirus, the games will be pushed back.