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Brazilian Authorities Pull Two US Swimmers Off Flight Out Of Rio [Update]

This whole story about US swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen maybe or maybe not getting robbed at gunpoint by men who were maybe posing as Brazilian police officers is fishy and riddled with inconsistencies. Brazilian police cast doubt on Lochte’s story, and earlier today, a Brazilian…

Here's Simone Manuel's Medal Ceremony, Since NBC Didn't Air It [Updates]

NBC couldn’t be arsed to show you Simone Manuel’s monumental medal ceremony after becoming the first black American woman to win an individual swimming event, as they felt it was more important to air seven-hour-old footage of Russians doing gymnastics badly. Here, then, is Manuel (with Canadian Penny Oleksiak, who…

Root For England (Except for Tom Hiddleston) in the Olympics If You Like Winning, Dummies!!!

England as is in 2016, post-Brexit vote but pre-actual Brexit, is a wild time. Its government is a total shitshow (though feckless rogue figures like Boris Johnson make Americans feel a little less alone in the Trump plight). It’s this spirit of uncertainty and chaos that fosters adrenaline and a fuck-all attitude in…

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Olympians Will Be Swimming in Rio's Literal Shit, But It's Even Worse Than We Thought

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…