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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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The Easiest Way to Get Banned From Twitter

Getting banned from Twitter can be incredibly easy or hard as hell. Breitbart blogger Milo Yiannopolous, for instance, only got banned last month after years of encouraging his followers to harass people. He eventually messed with the wrong person when he incited a barrage of racist harassment against Leslie Jones. After Jones said she was quitting Twitter, a lot of websites (including this one!) wrote about the incident and Yiannopolous was removed from the site. Did it have to do with all the bad press? Who knows! 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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How Much Pee Would It Take To Turn An Olympic Pool Green?

One of the frothiest stories to bubble forth from the shit-tastic Rio Olympics this week was the sudden, inexplicable greening of not one, but two Olympic pools. Read More >>

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Even Volunteers Don’t Want to Show Up for the Olympics

According to former International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, volunteers are invaluable at the Games. “Volunteers are true Olympians. They transmit the true spirit of the Olympic Games,” Rogge said in 2012. Unfortunately, many volunteers this year appear to have ignored this and said “fuck it” instead. Read More >>

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Here Are Some Olympians Who Have Probably Eaten Poo

According to various reports, the water at multiple Olympic venues is pretty much full of shit. Unfortunately for three different rowers, they’ve now probably eaten that shit. Read More >>

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The Science Behind The Horrific Crash That Hospitalised an Olympic Cyclist

Dutch Olympic cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is recuperating in intensive care after a horrific crash on the cycling track during the women’s road race event at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The rider suffered a heavy concussion and three small fractures in her lumbar spine, although she was apparently conscious and able to speak, and there were no signs of internal bleeding. 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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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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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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Rio’s Slums Might Be Left in Even Worse Shape After the Olympics

The Rio Olympics are just a few months away, and it’s not looking good for the city. The water is still polluted, stadium budgets have been slashed, and a scary virus is frightening athletes and spectators. Now, there’s also growing concern that the Games will be a financial disaster—and the poorest areas of Rio will bear the brunt of this failure. Read More >>

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These Sorrowful Holdouts Remain in a Favela Outside the Rio Olympic Park

Brazilian officials have less than a year to prepare Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. We’ve already seen disturbing photos of the water sports site from the air and shore, but these images shows how dispossessed locals are living among the ruins of their former homes, right next to the future Olympic Park. Read More >>

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The Trouble With Rio: Can the City be Ready by 2016?

With just over two years to go until Rio kicks off the 2016 Olympic Games, Olympic officials are taking stock of how ready Rio really is. The short answer? They're not. But how far behind are its preparations? And can the city possibly catch up in time? Read More >>