Beijing’s Olympics Paved the Way for Xinjiang’s Camps
The 2008 games were supposed to help liberalize China. Instead the party learned it could get away with anything.
5 Myths About Trump’s North Korea Policy
America’s North Korea strategy shouldn’t be a partisan issue, but that hasn't stopped critics from distorting the problem.
And the Gold Medal for Vomiting Goes to…
There’s a sudden outbreak of the nasty, fast-spreading norovirus — right near South Korea’s Olympic Village
Trump Needs to Get Serious About Human Rights in North Korea
More than 20 million North Koreans have their human dignity trampled upon daily. The United States should do more for them.
The Olympics on the E.R.: Olympic Figure Skater Sasha Cohen Weighs in on the 2018 Games
In part two of our Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman and FP reporter Emily Tamkin chat with Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen ahead of the games in Pyeongchang.
The Olympics on The E.R.: What Can We Learn From Past Games Ahead of Pyeongchang?
In part one of our two-part Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman calls up two historians to ask what we can learn from past games ahead of the kick off in South Korea on February 9.
The Olympics Will Only Make the Korea Crisis Worse
The founder of the games dreamed of inspiring world peace. He created an event that's always done the opposite.
Will North Korea Blow Up the Winter Olympics?
It’s possible. But here are a few steps Washington, Seoul, and Pyongyang can take to keep the 2018 Winter Games peaceful.
Putin Uses Olympic Ban to Rally Support for His Presidential Bid
The IOC’s unprecedented ban on Russia for sports doping feeds his narrative of a nation under siege.
Innovations: How Taking Mug Shots of Fish Can Save the Species
A database of fish faces, electrode-outfitted headphones, and a new twist on the tourniquet.
Ethiopian PM Blames Olympic Protest on U.S.-Based Dissenters
In interviews with FP, top Ethiopian officials said that Feyisa Lilesa should not fear for his safety, but that an independent human rights rapporteur will not be allowed into the country.
Congressmen Point to Protesting Ethiopian Olympic Runner as Victim in Fight for Freedom
U.S. congressmen are introducing legislation to protect Ethiopian civilians like the Olympic marathoner who raised his hands in an X as he crossed the finish-line in Rio.
Kenya’s Cheapskate Olympic Committee Strands its Team in Rio
The Kenyan Olympic Committee organized a disastrous appearance at the Rio games.
Sports-Obsessed Turkmen President: Athletes Betrayed the Motherland by Not Winning at Olympics
The president of Turkmenistan is furious his athletes didn't bring home any Olympic medals.
The Party Is Over in Rio
And now there’s no more avoiding the grim reality of Brazil’s economic and political crises.
Ethiopian Government Promises to Welcome Home Anti-Government Olympian as ‘Hero’
An Ethiopian marathoner is urged to come home after protesting his government at the Olympics.
An $11,000 Charitable Donation Is Saving One U.S. Swimmer From Brazilian Prison
Jimmy Feigen is paying a Brazilian charity $11,000 to avoid facing charges for making up a robbery story to police.
A Rio Gas Station May Be the Real Victim in U.S. Olympic Swimmer Scandal
Brazilian police say that Lochte fabricated the robbery story after he and other U.S. swimmers vandalized a gas station.
Was American Swimmer Ryan Lochte Really Robbed in Rio?
A Brazilian judge issued an order preventing Lochte and another U.S. swimmer from leaving the country.
The Olympic Spirit Is Unbridled, Rabid Nationalism
The Games succeed because they indulge precisely what they claim to transcend – the world's basest instinct for tribalism.