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Where Does The IOC's Money Go? Where Does The IOC's Money Go?

It’s impossible to avoid money at the Olympics. It’s everywhere: sponsorships, advertising, and evidence of broadcasting rights abound. While it’s well known by this point that host cities and countries typically incur high costs to put on the games, they’re not the ones reaping the major financial benefits—the group…

Rio Looks Apocalyptic a Year After the Olympics Rio Looks Apocalyptic a Year After the Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were doomed from the start. Some daft optimists thought that maybe, just maybe, if we just believed in Brazil, the politicians would pull through on their promises that the games would lift the city up to a new level of prosperity. But a year later, the opposite is true.

Report: Brazil Appellate Court Dismisses Charges Against Ryan Lochte Report: Brazil Appellate Court Dismisses Charges Against Ryan Lochte

Just about 11 months after the bizarre late-night confrontation that led to Ryan Lochte being charged in Rio with falsely communicating a crime to authorities, an appellate court in Brazil has reportedly dismissed all charges against the gold-medal beefcake.

French Gymnast Who Suffered Horrific Leg Break In Rio Is Making His Comeback French Gymnast Who Suffered Horrific Leg Break In Rio Is Making His Comeback

Less than a year after the Olympic Games in Rio, Samir Ait Said, the French gymnast who suffered a gruesome leg fracture during the men’s qualifications, is back to training.

8 Months Later, The Rio Olympics Keep Finding New Ways Of Falling Apart 8 Months Later, The Rio Olympics Keep Finding New Ways Of Falling Apart

The Rio Olympics, which started with an “uninhabitable” athletes’ village and continued on with a creeping green death in the diving and water polo venues, are finding new ways to suck months after the closing ceremony as athletes are finding their hard-won medals are falling apart.

Watch: Michelle Carter, the Shot-Put Diva, on Loving Your Body, No Matter Your Size

USA Track & Field star Michelle Carter walks into any space exuding confidence, with a bright smile, carefully combed tresses and a freshly beat face. Carter is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the women’s shot put and an entrepreneur. Can you say, #BlackGirlMagic?

Rio's Olympic Venues Look Like Hell Just Six Months After the Games Rio's Olympic Venues Look Like Hell Just Six Months After the Games

The Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics were never going to go well. Thanks to decades of inequality and urban decay, the city always seemed ill-prepared to host athletes and fans from around the world. So it should come as no surprise that just six months after the games, the very expensive and sparkly venues built for…

Electricity Turned Off At Rio's Maracanã Stadium After Olympic Organizers Can't Pay Bill Electricity Turned Off At Rio's Maracanã Stadium After Olympic Organizers Can't Pay Bill

Two weeks ago we wrote about the decaying state of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic facilities and noted that the Maracanã stadium, despite missing seats and dealing with a mold problem, was still hosting club soccer. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, and it’s one of the most famous stadiums in the…

Intelligence Agencies: Russia Hacked DNC In Part Because WADA Exposed Russian Doping Scheme Intelligence Agencies: Russia Hacked DNC In Part Because WADA Exposed Russian Doping Scheme

United States intelligence agencies believe that Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of the Democratic National Committee in part because he believed the doping scandal that led to hundreds of Russian athletes missing the 2016 Summer Olympics was an American operation, according to a newly…

Russians: Oh That Doping? Yeah, We Did It Russians: Oh That Doping? Yeah, We Did It

Back in May, the former director of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory came forward with reports of widespread doping among Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Grigory Rodchenkov, who had fled the country following a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation that implicated him, alleged that at least 15 of…

Report: Kenya's Olympic Team Was Torpedoed By Their Own Comically Corrupt Officials Report: Kenya's Olympic Team Was Torpedoed By Their Own Comically Corrupt Officials

Kenya finished the Rio Olympics with 13 track and field medals, second only to the United States who finished with 32. That’s a gulf, not a gap, but after reading details about how thoroughly the team was sold up the river by their own Olympic committee, I’m impressed that Kenya managed that many.

World Champion Pole Vaulter's Explanation For Positive Cocaine Test Totally Worked, Somehow World Champion Pole Vaulter's Explanation For Positive Cocaine Test Totally Worked, Somehow

World champion pole vaulter Shawnacy Barber tested positive for cocaine after winning the Canadian Olympic trials in July, but was allowed to compete in Rio after an arbitrator ruled that he inadvertently ingested the cocaine while kissing a woman he had solicited for sex on Craigslist the night before the trials.

Irish Olympic Boxer Bet On Himself To Lose, Won Irish Olympic Boxer Bet On Himself To Lose, Won

That fellow up there in the blue is Irish welterweight Steven Donnelly, after his round-of-16 win at the Rio Olympics. Looks happy, doesn’t he? No matter how the bout went, he couldn’t lose.

Russian Hackers Get Into WADA Data, Find Nothing Incriminating Russian Hackers Get Into WADA Data, Find Nothing Incriminating

Perhaps feeling a little bent out of shape about how much shit their country caught for running a massive, Cold War-style doping program for Olympic athletes, a group of Russian hackers have obtained confidential documents that they claim prove American Olympians are also big fat cheaters. The only problem is that the…

Report: Ryan Lochte Suspended Ten Months Over Rio Gas Station Fiasco Report: Ryan Lochte Suspended Ten Months Over Rio Gas Station Fiasco

Ryan Lochte has been suspended for ten months by the IOC and USA Swimming, per a report from TMZ Sports. This means that Lochte’s suspension for pissing all over a gas station then lying about it to Matt Lauer will be almost twice as long as Michael Phelps got for a pair of DUIs.

Inika McPherson Represented In Rio, Continues With Flair In Zurich Inika McPherson Represented In Rio, Continues With Flair In Zurich

U.S. high jumper Inika McPherson finished 10th in the Olympic final, finishing second for Team USA behind Chaunte Lowe. She cleared 1.93 meters, but missed three attempts at 1.97 meters.

Dalilah Muhammad Covers Herself In Gold Dalilah Muhammad Covers Herself In Gold

In 1974, the Iranian national women’s volleyball team competed in the well-recognized volleyball ensemble—shorts and a t-shirt—with their hair uncovered. Today they compete, heads covered, in long-sleeved jerseys and long pants.

The Olympic Summer Games: The Kotaku Review The Olympic Summer Games: The Kotaku Review

The Olympic Games is a massively multiplayer event wherein local champions from various territories convene in a single geographic location to compete in a wide variety of mini-games within larger categories (aquatic, track, gymnastics, cycling, and others). Winners in each event acquire a gold medal. Second prize is…

Katie Ledecky Turned Bryce Harper Into A Medal Rack Katie Ledecky Turned Bryce Harper Into A Medal Rack

Strong-as-hell swimming champion Katie Ledecky is from Washington D.C., and the Nationals invited her to come throw the first pitch tonight before their game against the Orioles. She arrived, as well she should, decked out in all five of her recently-acquired Olympic medals. Thankfully, Bryce Harper was kind enough to…

Team Great Britain Thought It Was Being Helpful By Providing The Luggage Team Great Britain Thought It Was Being Helpful By Providing The Luggage

I have few rules of airplane travel, but they are inviolable. Get to the airport ass-early, because having to wait around is worth the stress of worrying you won’t make it through security in time. Sit at the front of the plane so you can board later and get off faster. Only do carry-on if at all possible. And never,…

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