1. 'Sport Climbing' and the New Events That Will Be Added to the Olympics in 2020

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — And so we prepare to say goodbye to the 31st summer Olympiad. In-between stories of murdered jaguars , green diving pools and athletes who ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 6 days ago 17,571 reads 14 comments

  2. Rio Report: Why You Need to Start Taking Race Walking Seriously

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — Upon first glance, race walking is a fairly ridiculous prospect. It consists of grown men and women walking as fast as they can, but they do not move with the gait of someone rushing to catch a bus...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 6 days ago 1,469 reads 0 comments

  3. Rio Report: The Olympics Will Leave a Heavy Financial Burden on the Host City

    OLYMPIC STADIUM, RIO DE JANEIRO — When Usain Bolt saunters across the finish line at the Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium on his way to yet more podium glory, he may look up to see thousands of adoring fans—and more than a few empty seats...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 9 days ago 39,203 reads 34 comments

  4. Rio Report: Boxing Threatens the Integrity of the Olympic Games Once Again

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite containing no sport, the Olympic opening ceremony is always a highlight of any Games...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 10 days ago 52,993 reads 57 comments

  5. Rio Report: Sexism Is Alive and Well in Olympic Media Coverage

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO - It should have been an evening of unbridled celebration for Team GB. Andy Murray had just won his second consecutive gold in men’s tennis, bringing the tally for the nation to five for the day...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 12 days ago 1,494 reads 1 comments

  6. Rio Report: The Environmental Message of the Olympics Is Heavily Contrived

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — From the very outset of these Olympic Games, a message of environmental awareness has been spread...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 14 days ago 8,425 reads 11 comments

  7. FanDuel Fantasy Football: Premier League Week 1 Picks

    The Community Shield is in the books and all those lucrative foreign friendlies have concluded. This means two things: Gary Lineker is doing his final few press-ups before he has ...

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  8. Rio Report: Poor Organisation, Cost and Olympic Apathy to Blame for Empty Seats

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — It’s 5:20 p.m. in Rio, and Russia’s Tuiana Dashidorzhieva is taking on China’s Hui Cao in women’s archery...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 16 days ago 5,576 reads 3 comments

  9. Rio Report: Golf Can Prove Itself as an Olympic Sport

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — The 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, was a peculiar event. Taking place in the days before air travel, only 12 nations and 630 athletes ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 17 days ago 289 reads 0 comments

  10. Rio Report: Handball Is the Hidden Gem of the Olympics

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil score their 34th goal of the evening and the home crowd bursts into rapture as they seal a tremendous victory! No, you did not just read an excerpt from a vivid Neymar daydream...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 19 days ago 1,167 reads 1 comments

  11. Rio Report: French Gymnast Highlights the Olympic Legacy of Injury

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — The Olympic Games are defined by the spirit of human achievement...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 20 days ago 3,547 reads 0 comments

  12. Rio Report: Olympic Football Apathy Reigns as Neymar Disappoints

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — Every four years, the general public develop a passion for rowing, track cycling, sailing, beach volleyball or whichever Olympic disciplines will ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 22 days ago 6,426 reads 8 comments

  13. FanDuel Fantasy Football Explained: Finding the Right Contest for You

    A brand­ new Premier League season is almost upon us! There’s a fancy new logo, plenty of promising new players, a few natty kits and all the optimism that comes with an unblemished fixture list...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 22 days ago 9,827 reads 10 comments

  14. Rio Report: The Loneliest Athletes at the Olympic Opening Ceremony

    OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — When a football team travels to a major tournament, contact with the public is rare...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 23 days ago 497 reads 0 comments

  15. France Celebrate Euro 2016 Final Berth with Iceland-Style Viking Clap

    If Euro 2016 leaves behind any kind of legacy when the summer is over, it will almost certainly be the thunderous Viking-style chant that Iceland brought with them...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 11,809 reads 26 comments

  16. Jerome Boateng Concedes Penalty with Baffling Handball, Memes Ensue

    Jerome Boateng has been one of the standout players of Euro 2016, but the Germany star made a rather bizarre defensive decision to concede a penalty to Italy in Saturday's quarter-final...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 38,493 reads 32 comments

  17. Thomas Muller Denied by Superb Alessandro Florenzi Clearance

    Thomas Muller may have 10 World Cup goals to his name, but he has never found the net at the European Championships...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 985 reads 0 comments

  18. The Microphone Cristiano Ronaldo Threw in a Lake Has Been Recovered

    Cristiano Ronaldo may have proverbially "dropped the mic" during his two-goal performance against Hungary in the Euro 2016 group stages, but shortly before the match, the Portuguese captain literally threw one into a lake ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 8,211 reads 18 comments

  19. Steve McClaren Reacts on Live TV as Iceland Take the Lead Against England

    Steve McClaren is no stranger to witnessing poor England results, and the former Three Lions boss was on duty with Sky Sports News during the shock loss to Iceland on Monday evening...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 32,072 reads 29 comments

  20. Iceland Players and Fans Celebrate Victory Over England with Rousing Chant

    When Iceland overcame Austria with a last-gasp winner in the Euro 2016 group stage, the players and fans celebrated in unison with their traditional Viking-style chant...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 6,989 reads 1 comments

  21. Icelandic Commentator Goes Crazy After 2nd Goal Against England

    One of the biggest stars of Iceland's Euro 2016 campaign has been Gudmundur Benediktsson , the commentator who went viral with his impassioned response to his country's last-minute winner against Austria...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 19,121 reads 30 comments

  22. Antonio Conte Nearly Vaults over Dugout Celebrating Italy's 2nd Goal vs. Spain

    Spain's hopes of winning the European Championship for a third consecutive time were ended on Monday, as Italy's 2-0 victory saw La Roja succumb to their first tournament knockout defeat in a decade, as noted by Squawka ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 5,259 reads 19 comments

  23. Iceland Fans and Players Celebrate in Unison Following Last-Gasp Euro Win

    It's estimated that about 30,000 Icelanders—or around 10 percent of the Icelandic population (just under 330,000)—are in France following their national team at Euro 2016...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 2,740 reads 13 comments

  24. Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Euro Goal Drought with Stunning Backheel Flick

    Going into Portugal's final Euro 2016 group-stage match, Cristiano Ronaldo 's tournament was a story of missed penalties, wayward free-kicks, failed chances and bitter comments aimed at the smallest competing nation...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 154,008 reads 96 comments

  25. Darijo Srna in Tears During Croatia National Anthem Following Father's Funeral

    Darijo Srna was in tears during the Croatian national anthem ahead of his nation's clash with the Czech Republic on Friday...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 3,504 reads 3 comments