The Great British Bake Off—in which amateur bakers charmingly vie for dessert supremacy in a tent parked in a bucolic meadow—has returned to BBC One for another season and remains phenomenally popular in the United Kingdom. Slightly more popular, in fact, than BBC One’s most-watched bits of the Rio Olympics.
Women dominated this year in Rio, despite Ryan Lochte’s determined attempts to distract everyone from actual sports. Records were broken, history was made, and woman athletes went home with the gold. Here are just a few of the most notable; as these things go, they’re a bit U.S. centric, but we’re sure there’s plenty…
On Sunday, Simone Biles picked up the flag for Team USA and paraded through Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium, mixed in with athletes from all over the world as is tradition for the Olympic’s closing ceremonies.
Allyson Felix, star of both the track and my heart, helped her 4x400 relay team to Olympic victory on Saturday night, earning her record-extending sixth gold medal in the process.
Ryan Lochte is getting a lot of attention for being some kind of gas station pissing criminal mastermind, followed by teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who were pulled off a plane in a moment of dramatic intrigue, but everyone is forgetting the fourth misfit in this crackpot team—James Feigen.
Last week, American swimmer Ryan Lochte shared a harrowing tale with the international media. On the way back from a party celebrating the Rio Olympics, the story went, he and three others were pulled over and violently robbed at gunpoint. In the ensuing days, Brazilian officials have raised doubts about their story.…
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Twin runners Lisa and Anna Hahner represented Germany in the Olympic marathon on Tuesday. They placed far behind the winner by about 21 minutes, and supposedly fifteen minutes behind their usual marathon times, at 81st and 82nd place. They decided to make the best of the situation and hold hands like the loving twins…
On Saturday, Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, James Feigen and Jack Conger reported a robbery at gunpoint at a gas station by muggers posing as police officers. The Rio police took umbrage with reports of crime in their fair city, and the story began to fall apart.
Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin just swept the women’s 100m hurdles and made Olympic history in the process.
Ryan Lochte and James Feigen, two US Olympic swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio, are set to have their passports seized by a Brazilian court because, it seems, no one can back up their mugging-at-gunpoint story.
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya won gold in the 1500m women’s race after pulling ahead of favorite and world record holder Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia in the final lap. American Jennifer Simpson came in a very respectable third, nabbing a bronze medal and giving the United States its first medal ever in this event.
In the last women’s gymnastics event of the Rio Olympics, Simone Biles grabbed a gold medal in floor, while the captain of Team USA Aly Raisman took silver. They were followed by Great Britain’s Amy Tinkler who took bronze.
Shaunae Miller, the 22-year-old sprinter from Nassau, Bahamas, has won gold: she beat out the multiple-gold United States champ Allyson Felix and rising Jamaican superstar Shericka Jackson in the women’s 400m with a sprint that was so turbo she seemed to barely be able to stop herself from running even after she…
After, as everyone will remind you going forward, almost falling, Simone Biles ended up winning her first-non gold medal at the Olympics, grabbing a bronze in beam Monday behind Dutch gymnast Sanne Wevers, who got the gold, and her fellow teammate from the US, Laurie Hernandez, who earned silver.
Kara Brown is in Rio right now, and will be checking in periodically with on-the-ground coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic games.
People are collectively fascinated by the sex lives of Olympians. They’re generally in peak physical condition, young, and confined to a village together for weeks. One particular story has surfaced as the naughty gossip of Rio 2016, and it’s a bizarre melange of sex-shaming, narcing, and being a truly shitty roommate.
Simone Biles didn’t invent gymnastics, but she may as well have, so thoroughly has she pulverized the competition. She just earned her third gold medal, this time in the vault, and I think we’re all scraping the bottom of the barrel for ways to describe her total dominance.