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16 project

America's Ping Pong Prodigy

Meet Kanak Jha, the top-ranked U.S. Men's Ping Pong player and the youngest American Olympian to participate in the Rio Games.
VICE Sports
11.14.17
16 project
16 project

Meet the LeBron James of Weightlifting: The 16 Project

Tucked away in a small gym in Beaufort, South Carolina, a young weightlifting phenom trains day in and day out.
VICE Sports
10.31.17
16 project
16 project

Meet the Future of Paralympic Swimming: The 16 Project

Ellie Robinson has set Paralympic records and won gold at Rio—all before turning 16. As a Paralympic athlete, she was born with a form of dwarfism known as cartilage-hair hypoplasia (CHH). Despite the obstacles, Ellie has let little get in her way.
VICE Sports
10.3.17
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
7.11.17
cheerleading
cheerleading

Why Cheerleading Deserves to be Recognized as an Olympic Sport

Last year, cheerleading received provisional recognition as an Olympic sport. As a fierce physical and mental challenge, this was no less than it deserved – and full recognition should follow.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
1.13.17
Skateboarding
Skateboarding

How Olympic Skateboarding Almost Didn't Happen

Working with skateboarders and 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
9.14.16
justice for jousting
justice for jousting

English Heritage Lobby To Have Jousting Included In The Olympics, Claim To Be “Deadly Serious”

Don’t mess with English Heritage, lads, because they are deadly serious about medieval sports.
Will Magee
7.21.16
tokyo olympics
tokyo olympics

French Prosecutors Investigating Bribery Claims for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It might be easier to start keeping track of what global sports operations *aren't* corrupt.
Sean Newell
5.12.16