Olympics

For Your Gold-Medal Consideration: Leslie Jones And Her Twitter

image courtesy: Leslie Jones' Twitter

What’s the greatest achievement of the Rio Olympics? Is it the success of Latin America’s first host nation, Brazil? Is it the extraordinary feats of the US Women’s gymnastics team? Is it the spellbinding brilliance of Usain Bolt’s superhuman speed? Or is it perhaps the Twitter feed of Leslie Jones?

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Fat-Shaming Should Not Be An Olympic Sport

"Moreno's case still deserves our attention... because it really brings to light the fact that fat-shaming hurts people of all sizes." Image: today.com

Alexa Moreno recently found herself the subject of a whole lot of fat-shaming on social media. Normally that would be no surprise since, sadly, there’s tons of fat shaming on social media every day (ask any fat activist), but this was a bit different, in that Alexa weighs 99 pounds — and is a gymnast who had just finished competing in the freaking Olympics.

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Olympic Gymnast Alexa Moreno Has Been Called A 'Pig' By Body-Shamers

Thankfully, common sense has now prevailed in the Twitterverse and many other suitably-impressed mere mortals have now come to her defense. Image: screengrab.

After competing for her country in the artistic gymnastics in Rio on Sunday [August 7], 22-year-old Alexa Moreno was taunted online by cruel trolls. Apparently, Olympic-level taut is not taut enough.

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Why Caster Semenya And Dutee Chand Deserve To Compete (And Win) At Rio 2016

Going for gold. Image: Abdelhak Senna/EPA.

Semenya is the favourite to win gold in the 800 metre final on August 21, and perhaps even break the world record. In anticipation of her victory, the controversy around her supposed “unfair advantage” in competition has already started.

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How Diverse Is The US Olympic Team, Really?

In Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

Can you name an elite female athlete? If you asked me to name someone other than Venus or Serena Williams I’d have a tough time.

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Read/Watch/Listen To This: Olympic Farts Edition

The premise is pretty simple: We each give you one thing to watch, one thing to listen to, and one thing to read over the weekend.

Boy, do we have some great finds this week. Olympic farting and synth-soaked summer jams — what more could you want? If your answer was "a longform piece of investigative journalism detailing Nicki Minaj's appearance at a bar mitzvah," you've come to the right place.

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Whitney Childers Weighs In On Women's Olympic Ski Jumping

In 2005, there was still a laughable belief among some decision-makers at the FIS that ski jumping wasn’t safe for women “from a medical point of view.” The fear? Your uterus might fall out. The baseless argument reeked of the 1980s Olympic narrative that marathons were too hard on women’s bodies.

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Whitney Childers Weighs In On Women's Olympic Ski Jumping

In 2005, there was still a laughable belief among some decision-makers at the FIS that ski jumping wasn’t safe for women “from a medical point of view.” The fear? Your uterus might fall out. The baseless argument reeked of the 1980s Olympic narrative that marathons were too hard on women’s bodies.

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Hot and Bothered in Brazil: World Cup Sex Rules by Country

The Olympic Village is traditionally a breeding ground of sin. How does the World Cup measure up?

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Weird+Wonderful+WTF: Otter Smeared by Media! Florida Man Goes on Rambo Rampage! Cute Sochi Puppies!

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