Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon is a former VICE Sports staff writer.

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What Life Is Like at 'Disneyland for Athletes'

Nico Mejia and Emiliana Arango takes us inside Florida's IMG Academy, where elite teenage athletes have access to high-class amenities and staffs dedicated to ensuring they're ready for a career in pro sports.
Aaron Gordon
10.9.17
nba

The Warriors Plan to Sell PSLs at New Stadium, with a Twist

The Golden State Warriors are calling the personal seat licenses for their new privately funded arena "memberships," and after 30 years you'll get your money back.
Aaron Gordon
7.20.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

The Five-Buck Bump of Cocaine That Destroyed an Olympic Dream

Eric Thompson was a high-jump prodigy with an Olympic future well within his reach, until one failed drug test locked him in a battle with doping authorities that ultimately changed his life.
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

How Does WADA Decide What Drugs Are Banned?

The World Anti-Doping Agency's process for putting drugs on the banned list leaves a lot open to interpretation.
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

The Morality Myth Behind the Modern Anti-Doping Movement

Drug testing in sports did not begin with the intent of creating a level playing field. Instead, early proponents believed sports doping was a "dangerous form of moral deception."
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

The Catch-22 of Anti-Doping Testing For High School Athletes

Very few school districts have an anti-doping testing program. As a result, high school athletes and coaches who compete at national tournaments and meets where testing occurs are sometimes unfamiliar with the process.
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
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
7.11.17
soccer

US Soccer Reaches Airline Levels of Ticket-Buying Absurdity

Remember the days when tickets would just go on sale once for everyone?
Aaron Gordon
7.10.17
olympics

IOC to Rio 2016: We Will Not Help Pay Your Olympic Debt

At this week's IOC Executive Board meeting, the Rio 2016 committee asked the IOC to help settle approximately $28 million in outstanding debt. The IOC, despite receiving $4 billion in TV rights for the Games, refused.
Aaron Gordon
7.10.17
hacked

The Sports Media Became Puppets For A Hacker Group Yesterday

The hacker group Fancy Bears leaked documents pertaining to England runner Mo Farah without any verifiable, pertinent information, but the media reported it anyways.
Aaron Gordon
7.7.17
soccer

Meet @Crap90sFootball, The Only Sports Twitter Account The World Needs

You will laugh, you will cry (from laughter), and you will remember to love the beautiful game because you're laughing so damn hard.
Aaron Gordon
7.7.17
soccer

Arsenal Sign Lacazette, Make Him Hold Up Shirt He's Already Wearing

Only Arsenal could embarrass themselves like this when unveiling their record signing.
Aaron Gordon
7.5.17
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