The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the International Paralympic Committee's ban on all Russian competitors at the games.
Today’s final entry encompasses rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling, triathlon, mountain biking, canoe, modern pentathlon, soccer, the Closing Ceremony, and much more.
The Olympic swimmer lost his deals with four companies in a single day because of his “over-exaggerated” Rio story.
Pakistan just had its worst Olympics ever. Why?
From Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky to Simone Biles and Usain Bolt, follow the 2016 games with our handy cheat sheet.
Most elite athletes are unusual in some way. So why does Caster Semenya alarm spectators more than Michael Phelps?
The successes of foreign-born athletes like Mo Farah and Bernard Lagat offer a rejoinder to nationalistic sentiment in the U.S. and Britain.
Deception at the games is as old as the competition itself.
Americans once completely dominated the sport—but that hasn’t been the case since last century.
The last of the four swimmers involved in a bizarre tale of robbery at gunpoint has paid $10,800 to resolve the case, for which Ryan Lochte and the U.S. Olympic Committee have apologized.
Over the two weeks of the games, I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses gymnastics, BMX racing, water polo, beach volleyball, taekwondo, kayaking, women’s wrestling, and much more.
Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off a U.S.-bound flight over what Brazilian authorities say are inconsistencies in their accounts of being robbed at gunpoint.
After the Olympics, both winners and losers are prone to emotional crashes.
She says his account, and that of his teammates, of being robbed in Rio has inconsistencies.
What do you do when you’re competing for a country that might disappear? You dance.
The women athletes of Rio have been crushing it—not just in the arena, but on social media.
Over the two weeks of the games, I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses marathon swimming, weightlifting, steeple-chase, tennis, synchronized swimming, a marriage proposal, and more.
A collection of some of this year’s Olympic athletes in Rio making their medals appear simply delicious.
China’s painful history with imperialism and the West highlights a powerful, enduring aspect of its national psychology at the Olympic Games.
Judoka Islam El Shahaby may face punishment for refusing to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent after a match the Egyptian lost.
Simone Biles is not the next Michael Phelps. She is not the next Usain Bolt. She is ‘the first Simone Biles.’
Michael Phelps beat a more than 2,000-year-old Olympic record set by the champion athlete of the ancient games.
Embraces—in victory, defeat, and everything in between—are the best part of the Olympics, and they come in many varieties.
Running coach John Anzrah allegedly posed as an athlete to help cheat a doping test.
Over the next two weeks I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses cycling, archery, volleyball, weightlifting, diving, sailing, judo, a passing capybara, and much more.
Chance the Rapper, Sia, and others bring their inspirational A-Games.
For both the men and women’s teams, the USA’s expected dominance in Rio means their goal isn’t so much to win: It’s to prove they can’t lose.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, the antics outside the pool have rivaled the events themselves.
Organizers have signaled that the Games aren’t solely a competition among nations.
It’s not a “female version” of baseball, but the sport’s inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Games is a victory for gender equality in athletics.
The bruises on the swimmer’s body come from a “therapy" intended to improve blood flow. It actually causes blood to clot.
In 2015, Nzingha Prescod became the first African American woman to win an individual medal at the Senior World Championships. Now, she's competing for the United States in Rio.
What to make of the combination of bedazzled femininity and ferocious athleticism that defines women’s gymnastics?
Over the next two weeks I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses fencing, basketball, handball, swimming, diving, eventing, table tennis, archery, and much more.
The games of the 31st Olympiad are now under way in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Is switching nationalities just to compete in the games in the Olympic spirit?
All the ways to enjoy the next two weeks of events, from rowing to rhythmic gymnastics
The success of Los Angeles and Barcelona’s lavish ceremonies and prudent planning set precedents that many cities have tried, and failed, to replicate.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia's critics are mixing sports and politics, but the combination is as old as the games themselves.
The IOC says 45 additional athletes, including 23 who won medals, were caught doping when samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics were retested.
Russians are criticizing two sportswomen cleared to compete in Rio as neutral athletes after their compatriots were banned over the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Global track and field’s governing body will allow whistle-blower Yuliya Stepanova to compete in Rio as a neutral athlete.