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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 the occasion already look rotten. Read More >>

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Watch a Rubik’s Cube Master Race the Fastest Man on Earth

Speed cubing champion Anthony Brooks is used to racing the clock when he’s solving a Rubik’s Cube puzzle, but since we’re in the middle of the 2016 Olympics, he decided to challenge the world’s fastest man, running the 100 metres, to a head-to-head race. Read More >>

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We Finally Know Why The Olympic Diving Pool Turned Green

For nearly a week now a mystery has surrounded the Olympics and it wasn’t what country would reign supreme: why did those pools turn green? Read More >>

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The Olympian’s Breakfast Contains Meat, Nuts, and Even More Meat

If you want to get as fit as an Olympic athlete you need to dedicate your entire life to training in your sport. You can also eat a whole lot of meat and nuts for breakfast. And when we say meat, we mean real meat—the kind you can’t get in basic supermarkets. Read More >>

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Gas Leaks, Fires, Thieves: Australia is Having a Bad Time at the Olympics

Australia’s Olympic teams, which are currently preparing to compete in the upcoming Summer Games, have it really bad, and their competition includes a woman who recently mistook a large dildo for a duck. Read More >>

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The Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Sounds a Bit Grim

The build-up to Rio 2016 hasn't exactly been joyous, thanks to Zika, major organisational issues and doping. A new report from our mates over at Deadspin says that parts of the opening ceremony of the Games will be similarly grim in tone, with Gisele Bündchen in line for some rough treatment. Read More >>

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There Will Be No Blanket Ban on Russian Athletes at the Rio Olympics

The shitstorm that’ll likely be the Rio Olympics is almost here and it was possible that Russia, an entire nation with a huge presence at Olympic games, wouldn’t be able to participate due to allegations of widespread doping before, during, and after the Sochi games in 2014. Read More >>

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This Is What Rio Looks Like on the Eve of the Olympics 

The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to kick off in Rio de Janeiro in two weeks. The Games will undoubtedly draw many people, both in person and via broadcasts. But while the events themselves are the attraction, a new photo series from the Associated Press shows the devastating reality of what’s happening just beyond the Olympic Village in Rio’s violent, gang-dominated slums. Read More >>

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New Report Confirms That the Russian Government Ordered Olympic Doping

In May, a slew of allegations emerged accusing Russian athletes — with involvement from government officials — of doping during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. An independent investigation from the Worldwide Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), released today, has now confirmed these broad accusations. Read More >>

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Human Body Parts Wash Up Next to Rio’s Olympic Beach Volleyball Venue

Amid the killing of its own Olympic mascot, the dysfunctional clean up of its polluted waters, the shutdown of its doping lab, the declaration of a financial emergency, the presence of the Zika virus, and various other calamities, Rio’s Olympic ambitions are a disaster. And the latest news out of the city is just as bad: On Wednesday, a collection of body parts was found washed up next to the Games’ beach volleyball venue. Read More >>

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You Don’t Need to Freeze Your Sperm if You’re Going to the Olympics

In preparation for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil, British long jump champion Greg Rutherford is planning to freeze his sperm just in case he contracts Zika. It’s meant as a precaution to prevent any future children from developing birth defects, but in reality it’s a complete overreaction based on unfounded fears. Read More >>