The Revolutionary Legacy of Surya Bonaly, a Back-Flipping Figure Skater
Surya Bonaly is one the few Black women to skate in the Olympics, who responded to unfair criticism of her technique by performing a daring, immensely difficult, and banned move.
The 156 Victims Who Spoke Out About Abuse Spurred Lawmakers to Protect Future Athletes
The new legislation, which gained momentum following Larry Nassar's trial, requires officials to report suspected sexual abuse within 24 hours.
The Olympian Who Taught Me to Celebrate Black Women's Strength and Power
My world was changed when, as a nine-year-old gymnast, I watched Dominique Dawes become the first Black person of any gender or nationality to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.
Pence Bravely Ignores His Own Homophobia to Tweet Support for Gay Olympian
The vice president courageously overcame his anti-LGBT agenda to type a vague message of support to Adam Rippon, a pioneering gay athlete who won an Olympic medal.
The Women Making History at The 2018 Winter Olympics
From the first American to land a triple axel to the first Nigerian bobsled team, these are the game-changing athletes to look out for.
Caster Semenya, Scrutinized for Her Gender, Strides Into Olympic Finals
Olympic Caster Semenya's gender first came under public scrutiny seven years ago. This year, she's competing in Rio's Olympic games, spurring controversy that experts say is scientifically unfounded.
'Our Olympic Message': Brazilian Women Protest the Country's Sexual Violence
On Monday, Brazilian women took to the streets to protest several high-profile sexual assault cases—including three that took place in the Olympic Village.
The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes
The participation of trans and intersex athletes in elite sporting competitions has been controversial for decades, and the debate is centered around testosterone.
The Special Olympics Is Not Here to Be Your 'Inspiration Porn'
The Special Olympics has always been billed as an example of equal opportunity for the disabled. But a vocal minority among the community it was created to serve call the term "special" condescending—and feel it diminishes the athlete's talents and...
We Asked Olympic Officials How They’re Handling Sexual Assault Claims
After a second Olympian was arrested for sexual assault of an Olympic Village employee this week, we reached out to the International Olympic Committee to find out what they are doing to keep athletes and workers safe from sexual violence.
Can Hickeys Give You the Same Therapeutic Effects As Cupping?
Anyone who has seen Olympic athletes covered in purple spots is familiar with the effects of cupping, a form of alternative medicine that uses suction to mobilize blood flow. We asked experts if you could just have a friend suck on your back for the...
Could You Sexercise Your Way to Olympic Gold?
We asked experts how frequently and intensely you would have to have sex to train for the Olympics.
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