1. Team USA Announces 555-Member Team for 2016 Rio Olympics

    As the sports world prepares to converge on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, the United States has finalized its roster. Per the United States Olympic Committee , there are 555 members on this year's U...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 hours ago 1,451 reads 1 comments

  2. Aly Raisman Named Captain of 2016 US Women's Olympic Gymnastic Team

    For the second consecutive Summer Olympics , the United States women's gymnastics team will be captained by Aly Raisman, it was announced Saturday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 hours ago 3,662 reads 2 comments

  3. Ranking the Best Traditions at the Olympics

    The opening ceremony at the Olympics is often explosive—as if half the budget for the Games goes to pyrotechnics...

    Beau Dure Written by Beau Dure about 9 hours ago 657 reads 0 comments

  4. USA Basketball vs. Argentina: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Showcase

    In an exhibition showdown between two of the world's premier basketball teams, the United States made easy work of Argentina in a 111-74 victory Friday...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 19 hours ago 82,631 reads 219 comments

  5. Team USA vs. Argentina: Live Score, Highlights for USA Basketball Showcase 2016

    Team USA dominated Argentina in its first pre-Olympics tuneup game, winning 111-74 on Friday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. USA was led by Kevin Durant, who scored 23 points, including 11 straight in the fourth quarter...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 23 hours ago 110,880 reads 165 comments

  6. Muller Anniversary Games 2016: Friday Athletics Results and Reaction

    Usain Bolt comfortably took the win in the 200 metres final of the 2016 Muller Anniversary Games; it was the final event and highlight of a great day of athletics at London's Olympic Stadium...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 1 day ago 4,255 reads 3 comments

  7. Multiple Athletes from London, Beijing Olympics Fail Drug Retests

    The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that reanalysis of drug-test samples revealed that 30 athletes from the Beijing Olympics and 15 athletes from the London Olympics tested positive for prohibited substances, per Olympic...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 day ago 5,320 reads 9 comments

  8. Predicting the Top 10 Countries in the Final 2016 Olympics Medal Count

    The United States of America has earned the most medals at every Summer Olympics dating back to 1996. But will China, Great Britain or Germany be able to put an end to that streak ...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 2 days ago 4,153 reads 0 comments

  9. Incredible Gold Medal Streaks on the Line in Rio

    The South Korean women's archery team will go for its eighth straight gold medal in Rio. Um, what? To even compete in multiple Olympics is incredible. To win gold at all is incredible, to win three in a row even more so...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 days ago 3,822 reads 4 comments

  10. Are the Rio Olympics Facing a Critical Mass of Issues as the Games Approach?

    As is often the case before the Olympics begin, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games have been besieged with harrowing doubts about the host city's readiness and ability to stage the colossal sports event...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 days ago 215,374 reads 116 comments

  11. WADA Announces Rio Olympic Drug-Testing Laboratory Has Been Reinstated

    The laboratory that will be responsible for drug testing the athletes at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was reportedly reinstated on Wednesday, per Stephen Wade of the Associated Press...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 days ago 748 reads 0 comments

  12. Kevin Durant, Alex Morgan, Michael Phelps and Others Grace SI Olympic Cover

    With the 2016 Rio Olympics just weeks away, Sports Illustrated put seven Team USA athletes on the cover of this week’s issue...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 days ago 7,928 reads 6 comments

  13. Summer Olympic Events That Attract the Most Controversy

    Bribes. Rigged equipment. Doping. Actually, that was all part of the ancient Olympics, where a statue of Zeus couldn't deter athletes from skirting the rules to get that extra edge...

    Beau Dure Written by Beau Dure about 4 days ago 2,597 reads 0 comments

  14. Michael Phelps Named 2016 Rio Olympics Swim Team Captain

    One of the greatest Olympians to ever take the pool has a new title to add to his list of honors. On Tuesday, Michael Phelps was named captain of the United States Olympic swimming ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 days ago 1,497 reads 0 comments

  15. Virgin Media Releases Amazing Ad Featuring Usain Bolt

    If an advertiser wants to demonstrate speed, there's no better athlete to use in a commercial than Usain Bolt . The Jamaican sprinter and reigning world's fastest man is the star of a new ad for Virgin Media's broadband services...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 days ago 8,219 reads 5 comments

  16. IOC to Investigate, Retest Russian Athletes, Coaches, Staff from 2014 Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to investigate the actions of the Russian delegation at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 days ago 10,974 reads 8 comments

  17. Athletes You Should Follow on Twitter During the 2016 Summer Olympics

    In this era of sports, fans care almost as much about what athletes do on social media as what they do in their respective competitions. Fortunately, there are plenty of entertaining competitors at the 2016 Summer Olympics...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 5 days ago 3,264 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Rivalries Between Countries at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    The final countdown is on. The Olympic trials have solidified rosters and provided a clearer picture of what and who we'll see when the 2016 Summer Games kick off Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 days ago 16,947 reads 7 comments

  19. Patriots' Nate Ebner Qualifies for Team USA Rugby at Rio 2016 Olympics

    New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner has been selected to represent Team USA in rugby at the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to USARugby.org ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 days ago 50,069 reads 18 comments

  20. Anti-Doping Officials Recommend Banning Russia from 2016 Rio Olympics

    The repercussions of Russia's alleged athletic doping scandal may be reaching their apex. World Anti-Doping Agency officials recommended on Monday that the nation be prohibited from ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 7 days ago 33,151 reads 17 comments

  21. NBC and Katy Perry Partner to Create Inspiring Pre-Olympics Tribute

    The 2016 Summer Olympics have seemingly all but officially arrived. And for any soon-to-be spectators who can't seem to find an anticipatory thrill for the upcoming Games in Rio de Janeiro, Katy Perry and NBC have created the ultimate remedy...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 8 days ago 10,404 reads 4 comments

  22. Guy Tries to Put Out Olympic Torch with Fire Extinguisher, Gets Put in Chokehold

    C'mon, man. On Wednesday, a video uploaded to YouTube showed that a spectator tried to put out the Rio Olympic torch with a fire extinguisher as the relay went through Joinville, Brazil...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 days ago 149,041 reads 213 comments

  23. Rio Mayor Pushing for Brazilian 'Pokemon Go' Launch in Time for Summer Olympics

    Every four years, elite athletes from around the globe flock to the Olympics in search of world-class opponents and universal recognition...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 9 days ago 22,096 reads 26 comments

  24. Under-the-Radar Events That Shouldn't Be Missed at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    The modern pentathlon is the most complete display of all-around athleticism in the 2016 Summer Olympics, but it's also one of the most under-the-radar events taking place in Rio de Janeiro this August...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 days ago 6,202 reads 8 comments

  25. Top Storylines to Follow in the Final Weeks Before the 2016 Summer Olympics

    Most of the Olympic teams have been selected, but the run-up to Rio will still have plenty of intrigue. Which athletes will get the bulk of the pre-Games publicity? Will injured ...

    Beau Dure Written by Beau Dure about 11 days ago 2,146 reads 6 comments