IOC

parkour
parkour

How Gymnastics Is Trying To Take Over Parkour And Make It An Olympic Sport

This fight isn't merely about parkour. It's about who controls the new youth-centric sports that are the Olympics' future.
Aaron Gordon
7.12.17
Football
Football

What Actually Happens When a Trans Athlete Transitions

Fears of trans women taking over women’s sports simply doesn’t match up with the reality of the effects that transitioning and hormone replacement therapy have on an athlete’s body.
Katelyn Burns
5.5.17
democracy
democracy

Budapest 2024 Bid All But Dead After Anti-Olympics Petition Gets 226,000 Signatures

NOlimpia's campaign argued that the billions of dollars pledged in the bid for the Olympics ought to go to other needs such as healthcare, education, rural infrastructure, housing, and poverty.
Aaron Gordon
2.20.17
PROTESTS
PROTESTS

Budapest's Bid to Host the Olympics Is Uniting the Rest of Hungary Against the Games

Budapest, one of three finalists to host the 2024 Summer Games, may be about to take themselves out of the running.
Aaron Gordon
1.31.17
FIGHTLAND
FIGHTLAND

Muay Thai Is Granted Provisional Recognition as an Olympic Sport

The ultraviolent cornerstone of MMA inches toward international legitimacy, it seems.
Josh Rosenblatt
12.8.16
olympics
olympics

Rome's Mayor Rejects "Irresponsible" 2024 Olympics Bid

Fucking hell, a politician has said something reasonable and correct. It wasn't in Britain, unfortunately.
Aaron Gordon
9.22.16
Skateboarding
Skateboarding

How Olympic Skateboarding Almost Didn't Happen

Working with skateboarders at the Olympics was never a life goal for Gary Ream, but now the president of the International Skateboarding Federation is tasked with helping steward the sport's Olympic debut.
Brett Smith
9.15.16
Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach

IOC President Won't Attend Any of the Paralympic Games

Thomas Bach has a pretty busy schedule and won't be able to make any of the Paralympics (which he's known about forever).
Sean Newell
9.7.16
olympics
olympics

The Rio Games Were An Unjustifiable Human Disaster, And So Are The Olympics

Like the other Olympics before them, Rio 2016 proved that the IOC is blithely indifferent to the waste, corruption, and human wreckage the Games leave in their wake.
Aaron Gordon
8.22.16
Rio 2016
Rio 2016

Banned Russian Pole Vaulter Elected as Member of International Olympic Committee

Russian pole-vaulting star Yelena Isinbayeva, banned from the Olympics in the wake of the Russian doping scandal, has just been elected to the IOC.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
8.19.16
Rio 2016
Rio 2016

How the Olympics Are Saving Rio’s Cats and Dogs

Local animal control officials are receiving funds from the Rio Olympics to help capture and humanely take care of stray dogs and cats in the city.
Aaron Gordon
8.18.16
Neymar
Neymar

Audio/Visual Representation of Neymar Scoring Fastest Goal in Olympics History against Honduras

Neymar set an Olympic record with his goal after 15 seconds of play against Honduras.
Sean Newell
8.18.16