1. Summer Olympics 2016: Athletes Most Likely to Win Gold in Their Debut Games

    There's no comparison in sports to how quickly an athlete can become a star at the Olympics. Most casual sports fans have never heard of the first-time Olympians who will win gold ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 hours ago 1,464 reads 0 comments

  2. Rio Olympics 2016: Athletes Ready to Earn Redemption After London Disappointment

    It's been four agonizingly long years for the athletes who fell short of expectations at the 2012 London Olympics. Some, like U.S. sprinter LaShawn Merritt and Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm, went from favorites to flameouts...

    Blake Dorfman Written by Blake Dorfman about 1 day ago 1,877 reads 4 comments

  3. GQ Plays Taboo with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins

    It's not all business for Team USA basketball. Several members of the men's team joined the folks from GQ to play a little Taboo. The results were predictably hilarious...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 day ago 57,420 reads 48 comments

  4. Summer Olympics 2016: Ranking the Most Competitive Events in Rio

    Summer Olympics time is almost here. Though there will be dozens of competitions over what'll seem like countless hours of television for the next few weeks, there are certainly a handful of events in Rio de Janeiro in which interest is ratcheted up..

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 days ago 2,336 reads 5 comments

  5. 2016 Olympics Officials Say 19 of 31 Athletes Village Buildings Are Not Ready

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are set to begin in Rio de Janeiro in less than two weeks, yet the majority of buildings in the Athletes Village aren't ready...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 2 days ago 64,999 reads 40 comments

  6. 7 Russian Swimmers Banned from 2016 Olympics by FINA over Doping Allegations

    Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, has banned seven Russian competitors from taking part in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of doping...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 3 days ago 45,857 reads 6 comments

  7. Jiu-Jitsu Athlete Jason Lee Kidnapped in Brazil Ahead of 2016 Rio Olympic Games

    Jason Lee, a jiu-jitsu athlete living in Rio de Janeiro , was kidnapped on Saturday and forced to withdraw money from an ATM at gunpoint with the 2016 Olympics less than two weeks away...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 3 days ago 62,257 reads 47 comments

  8. Referee Gets Hit in the Groin During Team USA vs. China International Friendly

    A referee took an unfortunate shot to the groin during Team USA's matchup against China in Los Angeles on Sunday. And no, Draymond Green wasn't involved...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 days ago 7,890 reads 5 comments

  9. DeAndre Jordan Shines at Both Ends of the Floor in Team USA vs. China Matchup

    Are NBA centers becoming obsolete? Don't tell that to DeAndre Jordan . The Los Angeles Clippers big man shined for Team USA during an international friendly against China at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 days ago 3,365 reads 0 comments

  10. The Best Names at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    There are hundreds of athletes set to compete in dozens of events at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next month, and most of them will be noticed based solely on their competitive acumen...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 days ago 1,908 reads 1 comments

  11. Australia to Boycott 2016 Olympics Athletes' Village, Citing Safety Concerns

    The Australian delegation taking part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games will boycott the athletes' village...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 days ago 24,171 reads 27 comments

  12. Russia Not Banned by IOC from Rio 2016 Olympics: Latest Details and Reaction

    Less than two weeks before the 2016 Olympics begin, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board decided against a complete ban of the Russian delegation in Rio de Janeiro...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 days ago 15,618 reads 17 comments

  13. 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 4 days ago 14,008 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 5 days ago 9,218 reads 7 comments

  15. 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 5 days ago 7,801 reads 4 comments

  16. 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 5 days ago 98,860 reads 230 comments

  17. 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 5 days ago 115,182 reads 165 comments

  18. 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 5 days ago 4,941 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 6 days ago 5,433 reads 9 comments

  20. 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 6 days ago 11,619 reads 3 comments

  21. 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 7 days ago 4,342 reads 4 comments

  22. 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 7 days ago 247,171 reads 146 comments

  23. 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 7 days ago 766 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 8 days ago 8,026 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 8 days ago 2,652 reads 0 comments