2016 Rio Olympic Games

Stanford Beats Cal, USC Beats UCLA at 2016 Summer Olympics

The ongoing rivalry between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) has yielded another victory to USC, with the Trojans earning more Olympic medals from the Rio Summer Games than their Bruin counterparts. But Stanford stands alone on top, with 27 medals, according to one count.

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Ryan Lochte and the Myth of the ‘Ugly American’

Swimmer Ryan Lochte left the Olympics winning more mockery than medals. After an intense but confusing gas station stop in Rio, Lochte’s legacy went from swimming elite to Ugly American.

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‘I’ve Been Robbed’: Irish Boxer Leaves Olympic Ring with Middle Fingers Up

Shortly before the news that multiple judges and referees at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics would be sent home after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) found evidence of rigged matches, Irish boxer Michael Conlan left the ring angrily, brandishing his middle fingers and declaring, “I’ve been robbed.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Michael John Conlan of Ireland jestures to the crowd after his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin (not pictured) of Russia in the boxing Men's Bantam (56kg) Quarterfinal 1 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro on August 16, 2016 in …

Activists Worry Rio Olympics Will Boost Underage Sex Trade

With the Olympic Games bringing thousands of tourists to Rio de Janeiro, activists fear a business boom for the city’s sprawling underage prostitution trade, affecting thousands of young girls sold to foreigners.


Olympian Gabby Douglas: National Anthem Criticism ‘A Lot to Deal With’

The past week in Rio, Gabby Douglas failed to achieve the success that she earned four years ago in London after she was shut out from winning any medals for her performance in individual gymnastic events. On top of that, the American 2012 Olympics overall woman’s gymnastic gold medal champion received a thrashing on social media for not putting her hand over her heart, while the national anthem played during the USA team gold medal ceremony.

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IOC to Probe Egyptian Judoka’s Refusal to Shake Israeli’s Hand

A spokesman for the International Olympic Committee said that the IOC would look into the refusal by Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby to shake the hand of his victorious Israeli opponent Or Sasson after their first round match in the men’s over-100kg competition at the Rio Games on Friday.

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Newsbusters: Networks Ignore Anti-Israel Bullying by Muslim Nations at 2016 Olympics

The Washington Times and the Jerusalem Post were very lonely in reporting that Muslim animosity toward Israel’s 47-member Olympic delegation has triggered a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee and protest from Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, which issued a statement this week decrying anti-Israel “hostility” in Rio de Janeiro.

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Social Media Society, Not Daily Beast, Should be Shamed

A straight reporter who trolled the Olympic Village trying to get hook-ups from gay dating apps is under fire for engaging in what some charge is unethical, if not yellow, journalism. Using apps like Bumble, Grindr, Jack’d and Tinder, Daily Beast reporter Nico Hines arranged numerous hook-ups with closeted gay Olympians and shared the details – with pretty transparent identifiers – in his published article.

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Stray Bullet Interrupts Olympic Equestrian Press Conference

A stray bullet interrupted a press conference at the Olympic Equestrian Center Sunday, with authorities suggesting it may have been meant for either a police blimp or a drone that was helping with security for the event.

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Report: Saudi Judo Player Forfeits Rio Match to Avoid Israeli

Saudi Arabian competitor Joud Fahmy forfeited her first-round judo match against Christianne Legentil from Mauritius at the Rio Olympic Games on Sunday, in what Hebrew media said was a maneuver to avoid facing Israeli judo fighter Gili Cohen in the next round.

Congolese judoka Popole Misenga (R) is pushing to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of the Games' first stateless team

Two Shot Dead at Rio Olympic Sites

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Police shot a mugger near the stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony took place and a woman was killed close to another Olympic site, police said Saturday.

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