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The British Flag at the Olympics Was Totally Wrong – And No One is Fixing It for the Paralympics

Remember how emotional it was during each of those 27 Gold Medals we bagged at Rio 2016? As one of our plucky athletes stood atop the podium, who could have failed to shed a tear as God Save The Queen bellowed out, and our flag - the symbol of our nation - ascended, to signal our glory? Read More >>

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Did the Apocalypse Just Start?

Over the past 48 hours, compelling evidence has emerged that a long-anticipated End Times is finally upon us. Let’s have a look. 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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BBC Offer Best (Digital) Olympic Games Seats With 360-Degree Video

It may not be delivering 4K Olympic games coverage from Rio, but that's not to say the BBC isn't going to try something new when broadcasting the competition this summer. It's today revealed its BBC Sport 360 app for iOS, Android and Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset, letting you catch the sporting action from every angle with 360-degree video coverage. Read More >>

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How Olympians Can Survive Swimming in Sewage

Rio’s water is vile — full of raw sewage and dead bodies — and later this week, humanity’s top athletes will plunge into this hellish stew for a jolly ol’ international sporting competition. 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 Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible 

The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurised gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. 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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Rowers Will Literally Paddle Through Shit at Rio Olympics

Imagine training every day of your life for one big moment, only to find that the moment will be marred by wading through shit-infested water. That’s exactly what members of the world's rowing team will feel when they head into the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympics. Teams will be competing in water that literally has fresh human waste dumped into it every single day. 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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A Short Explanation on Why the 2016 Olympics Could Be a ‘Massive Catastrophe’

It’s no secret that the Rio Olympic games, kicking off this August, are in serious trouble. There’s crime. There’s disease. There’s Jaguar slaughter, and lots of other problems. Read More >>

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WHO Rejects Call To Move Olympics Despite Zika, Other Factors

Despite evidence that suggests holding the Olympics in Rio might be the worst idea thanks to the spread of the Zika virus and various economic factors, it seems for now, it’s going to stay. Read More >>

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This Might Be the Reason Why Rio Can’t Clean its Shitty Water for the Olympics

It sounded too good to be true. Thanks to the Olympics, Rio’s rubbish-strewn, sewage-contaminated Guanabara Bay would transform into a pristine watershed as the premiere venue for rowing and sailing. But the cleanup effort never materialised in earnest, and earlier this year, the city said it would actually take 20 more years to complete. A new investigation offers a very simple hypothesis for why the water stayed dirty: someone stole the money. 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 >>