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Rio Olympics

  1. jeah!
    Brazilian Court Clears Ryan Lochte of Criminal Charge Following Rio OlympicsOh yeah, remember that whole thing?
  2. who run the world (girls)
    Women Will Win Big at the Team USA Awards for Olympians Later This MonthOnly women’s sports made the cut for “best team.”
  3. the sports section
    Laurie Hernandez Has a Flippin’ Good Time Throwing Out a First PitchU-S-A! M-E-T-S!
  4. The Final Five Are Above Your Petty DramaThey didn’t go to the Olympics to compete with one another.
  5. Ryan Lochte Says He Was ‘Intoxicated’ in Rio; Also, Pool Water Is WetHe may still be “intoxicated.”
  6. the industry
    Why Were the Rio Olympics Ratings So Bad?Not even the Olympics are immune to audience erosion.
  7. short and sweet
    Laurie Hernandez Got a Sweet ‘Hello’ From Adam LevineBecause Zac Efron has had his moment.
  8. who wants a selfie?
    Everyone Wanted a Selfie With Simone BilesAs one announcer put it, they wanted the “Biles smile,” before going home.
  9. olympics 2016
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Sunday, August 21Hour by hour.
  10. olympics 2016
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Saturday, August 20Hour by hour.
  11. olympics 2016
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Friday, August 19thHour by hour.
  12. who runs the world?
    Team USA Sweeps the Women’s 100m Hurdles, Becoming the First Country to Do SoWho runs the world?
  13. olympics 2016
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Wednesday, August 17Hour by hour.
  14. frequent flyer miles
    Zac Efron Is a Simone Biles Superfan and He Flew All the Way to Rio to Prove ItIs this the beginning of a beautiful friendship IRL?
  15. olympics 2016
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Tuesday, August 16Hour by hour.
  16. Leslie Jones Rallies Support for Gabby Douglas After Online BullyingJones started the #LOVE4GABBYUSA hashtag on Twitter.
  17. weigh it in gold
    Michael Phelps’s Medals Weigh More Than His SonBecause he just has that many.
  18. rio olympics
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Monday, August 15Hour by hour.
  19. 2016 olympics
    Leslie Jones Joins NBC On Air for Rio OlympicsSLAY ALL DAY, USA.
  20. rio olympics
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Sunday, August 14Hour by hour.
  21. rio olympics
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Saturday, August 13Hour by hour.
  22. 2016 olympics
    Matthew McConaughey Is a Big Michael Phelps Fan“Five Olympics, 26 medals, 22 golds and counting — this man’s gonna sleep well!”
  23. rio olympics
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Friday, August 12Hour by hour.
  24. Simone Biles Has the Perfect Comeback for People Comparing Her to Male AthletesA comparison to other male athletes? No, thank you.
  25. priceless
    Simone Manuel’s Reaction to Winning Is GoldSimone Manuel wasn’t expected to win in the 100-meter swimming freestyle. When she learned she won gold, she broke down in tears.
  26. 2016 olympics
    Watch Swimmer Bow to Phelps in Ready RoomBow down.
  27. Leslie Jones and Kerri Walsh Jennings: Rio BFFsJones continues to be a medal-worthy fan.
  28. 2016 olympics
    Leslie Jones Is Already Having a Great Time at the Olympics“Epic-ness-ness is about to happen.”
  29. rio olympics
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Thursday, August 11Hour by hour.
  30. olympics 2016
    Leslie Jones Is the Biggest Cinderella Story of the Rio OlympicsHere’s what to expect when our heroine touches down in Brazil on Friday.
  31. Male Olympic Divers and the Explicit Content That Wasn’tIt just looks weird.
  32. 2016 olympics
    The Essential Olympics GIF From Laurie HernandezShe is America.
  33. rio olympics
    What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Wednesday, August 10Hour by hour.
  34. jeah!
    Poor Ryan Lochte Didn’t Realize the Chlorine Would Turn His Gray Dye Job GreenBless his heart.
  35. ultimate fans
    USA Men’s Basketball Players Become Cheerleaders at the OlympicsKevin Durant and members of the men’s Olympic basketball team had a lot of love for Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps.
  36. water quality
    The Olympic Diving Pool That Resembled a Green Jello ShotDo the divers get a higher score for swimming in that?
  37. close reads
    The Beauty and Frustration of Sports As Social CommentarySports stories that become gateways for social commentary are so alluring. But are they always effective?
  38. wishes
    4 Ways NBC’s Olympics Coverage Could Be BetterMake the Olympics on TV great again.
  39. 2016 olympics
    NBC’s Al Trautwig Recants Simone Biles Comment“To set the record straight, Ron and Nellie are Simone’s parents.”
  40. rio olympics
    Rio Olympics: Your Guide to Day 4’s Major EventsWe sorted them out by the hour, so you don’t have to.
  41. rio olympics
    Rafaela Silva Won Brazil’s First Gold MedalAfter almost quitting the sport years back following some racist taunts online, Silva won gold in judo for her home country.
  42. 2016 olympics
    Hail Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten, One ‘Super-Tough’ WomanShe’s on the mend after a terrifying crash.
  43. rio olympics
    Here Is the Must-See Rio Olympics Schedule for Monday EveningHour by hour.
  44. the industry
    Why the Rio Olympics Ratings Are the Worst They’ve Been in YearsIf Team USA can keep winning, though, that could change.
  45. trailer mix
    Moana Teaser Released in Olympics TV SpotMoana opens on November 23.
  46. american pride
    Medal for ‘Best Use of a Scrunchie’ at the Olympics Goes to Serena WilliamsOh, and her nail-game was on point, too.
  47. 2016 olympics
    NBC Blames Women for Late Olympics Broadcast, Extra CommercialsBecause women prefer reality TV.
  48. 2016 olympics
    Review: NBC’s Olympics Opening-Ceremony CoverageMatt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, and Hoda Kotb’s commentary didn’t help.
  49. 2016 olympics
    Olympians Took So Many Selfies at the Opening Ceremony Last NightHey, they’re only human.
  50. olympics 2016
    Why We Need the Olympics Right NowIt’s basically 17 days of “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” but with swimming and badminton instead of football.
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