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The Ringer Guide to the Summer Games

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Flag Football Could Be Coming to the Olympics. Yes, Really.

The idea of flag football in the Summer Games may seem completely absurd. However, the push to get this version of the sport in the 2028 Olympic program has already begun.

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Karate Is Now an Olympic Sport. It’s Not What You Think.

It’s time to familiarize yourself with kata—and with a group of Olympians who put the art into martial arts

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Meet the Most Unlikely Two-Sport Athlete in Olympic History

There’s a small group of Olympians who’ve competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. But there’s never been anybody like Eddy Alvarez, the speedskating second baseman.

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The Greatest Dynasty You Don’t Know Could Soon Get Even Better

Tokyo’s games feature plenty of remarkable teams, but Team USA women’s water polo might be the best of them

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How U.S. Women’s Basketball Became a Dream Team Like No Other

Team USA’s women’s hoops dominance is more than just breathtaking. It’s a glimpse of a striking reality.

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Give Olympic Horses Their Damn Medals Already

It’s time to fix an egregious mistake and give the majestic horses in Tokyo the medals they deserve

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One Small Step for Mankind. Two Giant Jumps for JuVaughn Harrison.

No man has represented Team USA in both high jump and long jump since 1912—until now

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One Weight Lifter’s Transformative Journey to Achieving Her Olympic Quest

In 2018, weight lifter Mattie Rogers found out that her weight class wouldn’t be part of the Tokyo Games. To chase her Olympic dream, she had to go to extraordinary lengths.

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The Simone Biles Story and Why the “Twisties” Are So Dangerous

Rodger Sherman is joined by Emily Giambalvo to explain what caused Simone Biles to withdraw from competition at the Tokyo Olympics

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How to Win an Olympic Medal Without World-Class Athletic Skills

The rowers who don’t row may seem like the least impressive athletes at the Olympics. But one could be the key to preserving a Team USA dynasty.

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Handball Rules. Why Isn’t Team USA Good at It?

Handball is one of the coolest Olympic sports, but the U.S. is never a medal contender. Why hasn’t handball caught on in the States?

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What Makes Simone Biles the Greatest of All Time?

Everyone knows that Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast of all time. But what truly sets her apart?

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Katie Ledecky Is About to Dominate the Olympics Like Never Before

Ledecky is already one of Team USA’s most decorated Olympians, but she’s never been able to swim her best event in the Summer Games. That’s about to change.

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The Rugby Star Whose Olympic Path Was Paved by YouTube

Carlin Isles joins Rodger to discuss the link that changed his life and his chances for an Olympic medal

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Can 3-on-3 Basketball Become an Olympic Phenomenon?

3-on-3 basketball is about to make its Olympics debut. And FIBA wants to popularize the sport worldwide. Will it work?

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The Rise of Olympic Skateboarding and the Debate Over Skating Culture

Does skateboarding need the Olympics? Or does the Olympics need skateboarding?

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How Ultimate Frisbee Could Become an Olympic Sport

Think you know how a sport becomes part of the Olympics? Think again.

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Team USA Is Playing for Softball Gold. It’s Also Playing for Softball’s Olympic Future.

How did softball get back into the Summer Games? Will it return in 2024?

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The Last Hurrah of the Olympics’ Most Underappreciated Event

What makes the 50k racewalk so perfect for the Summer Games? And why is the IOC getting rid of it after Tokyo?

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Introducing ‘The Ringer Guide to the Summer Games’

The Olympics are the biggest, strangest, and most fascinating sporting event on earth. The Ringer breaks it all down in our newest podcast.