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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rio Just Lost Its Mind Over Ping Pong. Yes, Ping Pong

The crowd packed into Rio Centro Pavilion 3 was small by Olympic standards, just 3,000 or so. But it roared like the audience at a World Cup match,...

If You Want to Study Disease, the Olympics Are Where to Be

In 2010, the big worry of the Vancouver Olympics was swine flu. A pandemic was sweeping the globe, and Vancouver had millions of travelers arriving smack dab in...

Olympic Drug Cops Will Scan for Genetically Modified Athletes

It took a decade from the time the US biotech firm Amgen came out with a synthetic version of the blood-boosting hormone erythropoietin for a reliable test to...

The Mad Dash to Clean Up Rio’s Guanabara Bay Before the Games

As a sailor, Pedro Rodrigues has spent years looking for an advantage on the high seas. But during the upcoming Olympics in Rio, he’ll be flying in a...

It’ll Be Really Hard to Test for Doping at the Rio Olympics

Preparing for the Olympics has always been a harrowing logistical feat. But the lead-up to this summer’s Olympics in Rio is starting to look more grueling than a...

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