The Olympics is a once every four-year event testing the limits of humanity’s athletic ability—more so this year as competitors compete in raw sewage. It’s safer for viewers at home, but for those without cable, it’s also a marathon of ingenuity and clever thinking to even watch it.
Each day closer to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it becomes more astonishing that they haven’t canceled this frickin’ thing. In addition to the havoc it’s wreaked on actual citizens of Rio, there’s the dead people, the Zika, the lack of infrastructure, the lack of hospitals and, as the New York Times has more…
On Sunday evening, after two evenings of official trials and seven months of intense qualifying observation, Team USA announced its five-woman Olympic squad.
Rio’s water is still a toxic cesspool, according to the athletes forced to brave it for a high-level surfing competition that took place on its foul brown shores earlier this month. What a fun Olympics this will be!
After filing a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against U.S. Soccer over wage discrimination last month, the championship women’s team is considering a boycott of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer if their requests aren’t met.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 11: Bartender Varia Dellalian of Lebanon competes in the Rio Market challenge during day 3 of the Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS 2012 Global Final on July 11, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Diageo)
People dance to the rhythm of samba in the 'Samba Train' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday Dec. 3, 2011. The Samba Train, which normally is a commuter train, takes revelers once a year to a neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro to attend music shows in commemoration of National Samba Day, which officially fell on Dec. 2.…