olympics

Culture

skateboarder alexis sablone on her history-making career

As a member of the inaugural US Olympic skateboarding team she continues her efforts to bring more visibility to female skaters.
Ariana Marsh
8.1.19
Fashion

every body type is permitted in marni’s collaged olympic games

Only Marni’s madcap creative director Francesco Risso could have the frow working out their core muscles on bouncing exercise balls as he presented his imagined Olympics for imperfect athletes.
Steve Salter
6.17.18
Culture

ice skating had its gay pop moment this year – but things weren’t always this way

Thanks to the unabashed queerness of athletes such as Adam Rippon, figure skating is finally having its gay glo up. But the history of the sport is wrought with bigotry, secrecy and homophobia.
Alim Kheraj
3.31.18
Australia

olympian and activist liz cambage’s war on australian racism

“I was told I’m too controversial for sponsors. What’s my biggest controversy? That I’ve called out racists?”
Stephanie Wade
5.29.17
Culture

how gender is shaping the 2016 olympic games

Gender has been the subject on everybody’s lips this year. Here are five ways the conversation is changing the Rio 2016 Olympics — from Lea T’s history-making opening ceremony appearance to the phasing out of the controversial gender-testing practice.
Hannah Ongley
8.9.16
News

​gisele to play important role at 2016 olympics

The Brazilian model will reportedly be hosting the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium on August 5th.
Tish Weinstock
7.15.16
News

skateboarding could be heading for the olympics

Just think of the merchandise.
Matthew Whitehouse
6.6.16
News

will 2016 be the year of trans olympians?

New guidelines mean athletes can compete without having to undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
Alice Newell-Hanson
1.26.16
News

bella hadid... the olympian?

i-D star Bella Hadid is more than a model.
i-D Staff
10.6.15