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2016 Olympics

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    Olympic Wrestling Coaches Stripping on Live TV Is Sadder Than It SoundsUnsurprisingly, the move did not go over well with the judges.
  2. Queens Native Is the First American to Win Gold in the Women’s 400-Meter HurdlesDalilah Muhammad once ran around her neighborhood in Jamaica.
  3. Lochte Apologizes for Not ‘Being More Careful and Candid’ About Events in RioHis teammate James Feigen agreed to donate $11,000 to have his passport returned.
  4. American Women Have Achieved a Ton of Olympic Milestones in RioA few men have, too.
  5. The Olympic Sport for Middle-Aged DreamersIn equestrian, there are Baby Boomers still hunting for medals.
  6. The Politics of Track and Field’s Harsh False-Start RuleIt has claimed more victims at the Olympics.
  7. The 2012 Women’s Pole-Vaulting Champ Is Sick in RioShe’ll still compete on Tuesday.
  8. Could Michael Phelps Swim in the 2020 Olympics?He could, but does he want to?
  9. Why the Men’s 400 Meters Is Shaping Up to Be the Most Exciting Race in RioGet ready for a good one.
  10. Fiji Went Nuts After the Country Won Its First-Ever Olympic MedalThe tiny island nation is tops in rugby.
  11. Long-Distance Running’s Loss of InnocenceDoping has cast a shadow over the sport.
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    Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel Win Gold, Make Olympics HistoryHe beat an ancient Greek Olympian, and she’s the first African-American woman to medal in an individual swimming event.
  13. Britain’s 42-Year-Old Distance Runner Is a Sign of Athletics to ComeAge is just a number, and aging depends on the body doing it.
  14. Lochte Would Be the Michael Phelps of Swimming If There Were No Michael PhelpsA sad tale.
  15. Why Carmelo Anthony Is Now the Greatest-Ever Olympic Basketball PlayerHe’s got the most points, but there are some more important reasons.
  16. The Olympic Winners’ Facial Expressions Are a Scientific MysteryPeople cover their mouths or touch their faces when they’re overcome with emotion, but researchers still have no idea why.
  17. See Trippy, Technicolor Photos of Olympic DiversOlympic athletes get the Monet treatment.
  18. The Worst Predictions About Rio Haven’t Come TrueThe “disaster” Olympics that weren’t.
  19. U.S. Team-Handball Coach: LeBron Would Embarrass the Nobodies in This GameJust give him six months.
  20. New York’s Olympic Sport Is FencingNYC clubs are producing world-class athletes — and becoming more popular.
  21. Brazil Lawmakers Vote to Put Suspended President Dilma Rousseff on TrialBrazil’s political crisis enters its semifinal heat.
  22. Rugby Sevens Is the Most Exhilarating Sport in the OlympicsEven if you don’t understand it.
  23. Rio Has Really Shanked Olympic GolfFrom destroying a nature preserve to lost clubs, the IOC needs a mulligan.
  24. Why Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos Hate Each OtherA rivalry that goes back to 2012.
  25. You Probably Don’t Know USA’s Most Dominant Team in RioDespite being on a historic run.
  26. In Praise of the Yellow World-Record Line, the Best Olympic Swimmer of All TimeSorry, Phelps.
  27. Why the Rio Olympics Ratings Are the Worst They’ve Been in YearsIf Team USA can keep winning, that may change.
  28. Spine-Fracturing Crash Leads to Criticism of Rio’s Dangerous Cycling CourseIt wasn’t the only injury either.
  29. The 7 Most Ryan Lochte Moments of Ryan Lochte’s Career“What defines me? Ryan Lochte.”
  30. This Grandmother of an Olympic Swimmer Deserves a Gold Medal for Her Tweets“So proud love Nan.”
  31. Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own World Record in 400-Meter FreestyleShe’s poised to break even more records in Rio.
  32. A Detailed Plan for Spending 118 Waking Hours Watching the Olympics Next WeekBetter call in sick.
  33. A Photographer Freezes the Midair Moments of Olympic DiversDiving practice in Rio.
  34. The Olympics’ Refugee Team Is a Triumph — Even If Its Members Don’t WinA first-ever appearance at the Olympics.
  35. More Than 100 Russian Athletes Banned From Olympics Before Opening CeremoniesBut there will still be plenty of Russians competing.
  36. The IOC Wants to Ban GIFs of the Olympics, Which, Ha, Good LuckContent always finds a way.
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    What to Expect at Rio’s Budget-Friendly Olympics Opening CeremoniesDespite what you may have heard, Gisele won’t be getting mugged.
  38. The Olympics in the Age of ISISBrazil has largely avoided significant terror threats. Will the country be ready?
  39. A Minnesota Carpet Cleaner Is Taking on Silly Olympics Trademark RulesThey just want to tweet about the Games.
  40. The Sad Story of Juma the Jaguar, the Brazilian HarambeHer death is a microcosm of these Games.
  41. Big Goals Can Backfire. Olympians Show Us What to Focus on Instead.It’s about the process, not the results.
  42. Michael Phelps to Serve As Team USA Flag-Bearer in RioIn his fifth Olympics, Phelps gets the ultimate honor.
  43. How Real Is the Danger of Zika in Rio?Perhaps we should be talking about diarrhea instead.
  44. Russian Whistle-blower Yulia Stepanova and the Olympic Anti-Doping FarceRevealing the cracks in the system that’s supposed to protect the integrity of the Games.
  45. Gambling on the Olympics Is Legal in Vegas for the First Time in a Long TimeYou can definitely place a bet on basketball. Racewalking? That might be a problem.
  46. A Guide to the Notable (and Potentially Notorious) Venues at the Rio OlympicsThey’re adding the finishing touches, like tidying up collapsed structures, making the toilets flush, and figuring out why the fire alarms don’t work.
  47. The Disaster OlympicsWhy everyone is bracing for the worst in Rio de Janeiro.
  48. Athletes Are Refusing to Stay in the Olympic VillageRemember Sochi?
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    Anti-Doping Officials Want Russia Banned From the Summer OlympicsThe anti-doping community will expect action against the country, assuming a new report confirms allegations of state-run doping.
  50. An All-Refugee Team Will Compete in the Rio OlympicsHigh-performance athletes get the chance to compete for the refugee diasporas.
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