OLYMPICS

The Olympics Are A Broken, Useless Metaphor

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Content warning for mention of human rights abuses and sexual assault. In another…

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SPORTS

The Olympics Are Here. What Are You Going To Do About It?

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Today is the opening ceremony for Tokyo 2020, the 32nd Summer Olympics and…

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TOKYO - JAPAN IOC President Bach during the main press conference at the MPC ahead of TOKYO 2020, the XXXII IOC Olympic Games. Copyright IOC/Greg Martin

SPORTS

The Tokyo Olympics Uses Video Game Music for Olympic March

Despite events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics — yes, they’re sticking with that name despite the date — having already started, the Olympic ceremony itself did not until Friday local time. Usually during these ceremonies, countries will get announced as they march and music from the host country or some…

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Without Fans, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ Brutal Excess Will Be Inescapable

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Every Olympics is plagued by corruption and excess. It’s normally…

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IOC President Thomas Bach visits the new Olympic Stadium nine months before the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony. Greg Martin/IOC

SPORTS

Sonic Doing Judo Throws in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: A Review

I love judo. It’s a beautiful, powerful, difficult sport, with split-second timing and big, explosive moves. I’m also pretty awful at it — there are a couple of simple moves I’ve hit in competition before (my favorite is a drop seoi nage), but most of the time, if I’m asked…

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SPORTS

Sonic Being a Terrible Swimmer in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: A Review

I have a dirty little secret. As much as I know the Olympic games are a shitshow politically, I often get really into them. Events I know nothing about are fodder for learning a bit about human strength, agility, perseverance, and indeed beauty, and events I do know something about,…

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MICROREVIEWS

Fanbyte Evening News March 23, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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