The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team took their talents to the White House on Thursday and totally geeked out with POTUS and FLOTUS, as one does when there are only but a few months left of our time with them amidst the inferno of this election cycle.
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…
Please Explain is a Rio Olympics series (or maybe just this one post) in which I ask sports experts to explain a sport I am clueless about. Hopefully I will find experts to explain other sports to me.
On Saturday night, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu shattered the world record in the 400-meter individual medley. It’s called the “individual” medley because it’s completed start to finish by exactly one person—all eight laps of it. Interestingly, Hosszu was not the primary person given credit for Hosszu’s success.
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…
Simone Biles won her fourth straight gold medal in women’s gymnastics on Sunday and did it with ease while also breaking a decades-long record.
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!
The 2012 London Olympics have been good for womankind: all 204 participating nations sent female athletes to compete in the Games for the first time (Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei were the last to come around) and the first ever women medals were awarded in sports like women's boxing.