Hang Up and Listen: The Bronx Bombers’ Big Boppers Edition
Slate’s sports podcast on Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton, Russia’s Olympics ban, and NM Fishbowl.
A Bargain at $5.3 BillionLos Angeles’ plan for an Olympics on the (relatively) cheap should change the games forever.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Doping for Kids EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about watching the Olympics with kids and the lack of diversity in children’s literature.
Everything You Need to Know About Gymnastics ScoringOr, why Simone Biles won’t get a perfect score in Rio.
This Stunning Bridge Proposal for the 2022 Beijing Winter Games Was Inspired by the Olympic Rings
A Perfect 16.223Dvora Meyers explains why gymnastics’ perfect 10 went away—and why it’s not coming back.
Should We Cancel the Olympics?The Political Gabfest hosts share their thoughts on whether the 2016 Olympics in Rio should be canceled.
Rio Should Still Host the Summer OlympicsThe threat of Zika isn’t enough to warrant canceling the games.
Hang Up And Listen
The Case for Dumping Hope SoloHang Up and Listen discusses why the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team will be fine without its current goalkeeper.
Can Brazil Be Saved?Colossal corruption. Political chaos. The worst recession in its history. The Olympics won’t rescue the once-booming nation. But all is not lost.
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Should a Beer Mile Be Added to the Olympic Games?There will be five new sports at the 2020 Olympics. What else should the International Olympic Committee add?
Olympians Should Still Go to RioThe risk of Zika is not big enough to warrant skipping the games.
Gold, Silver, Bronze, LatexA history of condoms in the Olympic Village, from 8,500 in Seoul to 450,000 in Rio.
Let Katie SwimThere are reasons beyond gender equity for the Olympics to finally add women’s 1,500-meter events.