This summer’s Olympic Games feature record-breaking performances sure to go down in athletic history. But some headline-grabbing stories have nothing to do with sport. We explore athletic achievements and the controversies demanding attention outside of competition.


  • Dave Zirin Columnist, SLAM Magazine; Contributor, Nation Magazine; Online Columnist, Sports Illustrated (; author, "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports" (Haymarket Books)

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