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Here Are Just Some of the Inspiring Women Who Broke Records at the Rio Olympics  Here Are Just Some of the Inspiring Women Who Broke Records at the Rio Olympics 

Women dominated this year in Rio, despite Ryan Lochte’s determined attempts to distract everyone from actual sports. Records were broken, history was made, and woman athletes went home with the gold. Here are just a few of the most notable; as these things go, they’re a bit U.S. centric, but we’re sure there’s plenty…

Simone Biles, Queen of the Olympics, Bears the US Flag In Closing Ceremonies Simone Biles, Queen of the Olympics, Bears the US Flag In Closing Ceremonies

On Sunday, Simone Biles picked up the flag for Team USA and paraded through Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium, mixed in with athletes from all over the world as is tradition for the Olympic’s closing ceremonies.

British Runner Lynsey Sharp Protests Testosterone Suppression Rule Change British Runner Lynsey Sharp Protests Testosterone Suppression Rule Change

On Saturday night in Rio, British runner Lynsey Sharp finished sixth in the 800 meter race while Caster Semenya, from South Africa, took the gold. In the wake of her disappointing finish, Sharp bemoans that hyperandrogenic athletes like Semenya skew the competition.

Here Is Your Open Thread for the Olympics Closing Ceremony Here Is Your Open Thread for the Olympics Closing Ceremony

How lovely it’s been to focus on news unrelated to the 2016 presidential election — a fine respite from that tugging urge to run howling into the sea. But alas, it’s time to say goodbye to the 2016 Summer Olympics. We offer you this space for closing ceremony conviviality, commiseration, and whatever else may be…

My Hero Allyson Felix Has the Most Olympic Gold Medals Of Any Female Runner On Earth My Hero Allyson Felix Has the Most Olympic Gold Medals Of Any Female Runner On Earth

Allyson Felix, star of both the track and my heart, helped her 4x400 relay team to Olympic victory on Saturday night, earning her record-extending sixth gold medal in the process.

Swimmer James Feigen Is Donating $10,800 to a Charity, Will Get to Leave Rio [Updated] Swimmer James Feigen Is Donating $10,800 to a Charity, Will Get to Leave Rio [Updated]

Ryan Lochte is getting a lot of attention for being some kind of gas station pissing criminal mastermind, followed by teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who were pulled off a plane in a moment of dramatic intrigue, but everyone is forgetting the fourth misfit in this crackpot team—James Feigen.

10 Reasons Why Ryan Lochte Is Actually an International Supervillain 10 Reasons Why Ryan Lochte Is Actually an International Supervillain

Last week, American swimmer Ryan Lochte shared a harrowing tale with the international media. On the way back from a party celebrating the Rio Olympics, the story went, he and three others were pulled over and violently robbed at gunpoint. In the ensuing days, Brazilian officials have raised doubts about their story.…

Olympic German Twins Get Roasted By Their Own Country For Crossing the Finish Line Holding Hands Olympic German Twins Get Roasted By Their Own Country For Crossing the Finish Line Holding Hands

Twin runners Lisa and Anna Hahner represented Germany in the Olympic marathon on Tuesday. They placed far behind the winner by about 21 minutes, and supposedly fifteen minutes behind their usual marathon times, at 81st and 82nd place. They decided to make the best of the situation and hold hands like the loving twins…

Team USA Swimmers Were Apparently Very Drunk While Reporting Robbery, Fought with Security Guards [Updated] Team USA Swimmers Were Apparently Very Drunk While Reporting Robbery, Fought with Security Guards [Updated]

On Saturday, Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, James Feigen and Jack Conger reported a robbery at gunpoint at a gas station by muggers posing as police officers. The Rio police took umbrage with reports of crime in their fair city, and the story began to fall apart.

Leslie Jones Will Be Excited About the 2016 Olympics Until At Least December  Leslie Jones Will Be Excited About the 2016 Olympics Until At Least December 

In today’s Tweet Beat, Leslie Jones’ running commentary continues to make the 2016 Olympics better and more interesting, Lindsay Lohan cooks something disgusting, and comedian Cameron Esposito tweets a statement about fellow comedian and former Inside Amy Schumer writer Kurt Metzger.

Leslie Jones Pays It Forward on Twitter by Creating a Hashtag for Gabby Douglas Leslie Jones Pays It Forward on Twitter by Creating a Hashtag for Gabby Douglas

It wasn’t too long ago that Leslie Jones was being harassed off Twitter by creeps who can’t stand to see her shine. Since then, she’s garnered the support and attention of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and is now helping another beleaguered super star: Gabby Douglas.

Chinese Swimmer Fu Yuanhui Talks Openly About Having Her Period During the Olympics Chinese Swimmer Fu Yuanhui Talks Openly About Having Her Period During the Olympics

Although it is the Year Of Our Lord 2016, we become bizarrely Victorian when it comes to discussing menstruation in public contexts. But when Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui addressed her performance in the 4 x 100 medley relay, she spoke with frankness about its impact.

Sarah Robles Wins First Weightlifting Olympic Medal for U.S. in 16 Years Sarah Robles Wins First Weightlifting Olympic Medal for U.S. in 16 Years

On Sunday, August 14, Latina weightlifter Sarah Robles won an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s over-75 kg. category. She is the first U.S. lifter to win a medal in 16 years.

Remember When France's Synchronized Swimming Team Tried to Do a 'Holocaust-Themed' Routine? Remember When France's Synchronized Swimming Team Tried to Do a 'Holocaust-Themed' Routine?

Synchronized swimming has never been what you might call “cool” or “hip to the latest trends.” At this year’s Olympic games, for example, swimmers have performed to a mix of bad ‘80s music, classical tunes, and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. But nothing really beats the time France put together a routine set to the …

An Olympic Diving Team Has Broken Up Over an Alleged Fuck Fest An Olympic Diving Team Has Broken Up Over an Alleged Fuck Fest

People are collectively fascinated by the sex lives of Olympians. They’re generally in peak physical condition, young, and confined to a village together for weeks. One particular story has surfaced as the naughty gossip of Rio 2016, and it’s a bizarre melange of sex-shaming, narcing, and being a truly shitty roommate.

Gabby Douglas Reflects On Social Media Criticism, Calls It 'Hurtful'      Gabby Douglas Reflects On Social Media Criticism, Calls It 'Hurtful'     

Gymnast Gabby Douglas arrived in Rio with great expectations which, she confesses, have gone unfulfilled. She was unable to defend her 2012 all-around title and, in the midst of the Games, she confronted an onslaught of bitter criticism. Now, with the competitions behind her, she is taking stock of these fraught…

Silver Medalist's Boyfriend Proposes, BBC Calls It 'An Even Bigger Prize' Silver Medalist's Boyfriend Proposes, BBC Calls It 'An Even Bigger Prize'

The competition is heating up in the Sexism Olympics. Last week the Chicago Tribune put forth a hearty effort in its reporting of Corey Cogdell-Unrein’s bronze medal in trap shooting. But, not to be outdone, the BBC has offered up its own diminishment of female glory. Chinese diver He Zi just won a silver medal, but…

We're Already Running Out of Ways To Describe Simone Biles's Many Wins We're Already Running Out of Ways To Describe Simone Biles's Many Wins

Simone Biles didn’t invent gymnastics, but she may as well have, so thoroughly has she pulverized the competition. She just earned her third gold medal, this time in the vault, and I think we’re all scraping the bottom of the barrel for ways to describe her total dominance.

Investigation: Is Leslie Jones Still Into the Olympics or Nah? Investigation: Is Leslie Jones Still Into the Olympics or Nah?

Is Leslie Jones still interested in the 2016 Rio Olympics, or is she kind of like “whatever, this shit is boring, I’m going to go make some scones, do you want one?”? Let’s take a look.

Newspaper Refers to Simone Manuel, Historic Gold Medal Swimmer, Simply As an 'African American' Newspaper Refers to Simone Manuel, Historic Gold Medal Swimmer, Simply As an 'African American'

It’s hard to keep track of all the instances of idiocy on display by reporters and commentators covering the Rio Olympics, numerous as they are. The San Jose Mercury News has waded into the already crowded field with this headline, attached to a story about Simone Manuel’s historic gold medal Thursday night:

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