rio 2016 Archives - One Country

These Olympic Workouts Are So Intense, They Make Olympians Sick

Olympians might seem superhuman as they flip through the air or cut through the water faster than the rest of us can even dream, but they’re just as human as the rest of us. Being an Olympic champion means being out of bed before the sun even rises, and training constantly for 8 or 9 … Read more

Michael Phelps Helps Katie Ledecky Arrange Her Medals For A Photo Shoot Because He’s Kind Of A Pro At It By Now

The most decorated Olympian of all time apparently has another talent: arranging medals. Phelps has obviously had a lot of practice in the last 20 years at putting on multiple medals, so it makes sense that he’s the reigning expert at it in this photo shoot with Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles. Michael explains his … Read more

This Olympic Weightlifter Is All Of Us If We Made It To The Olympics

Competing in the Olympics is a pretty exciting thing for anyone, but this guy just can’t stop smiling. Or dancing, for that matter. David Katoatau from Kiribati (a collection of small islands in the Pacific) ended each one of his lifts with a personalized dance, winning the hearts of spectators everywhere. And it’s not just … Read more

Watch 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps In This Ancient Interview From 2001

We all come from somewhere. Before winning 23 gold medals and attaining the title of most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps was just a dorky teenager with questionable hair. At the time of this interview, Phelps was just a day shy of his 16th birthday, having already attended the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and … Read more

7 Times Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Was Practically Perfect

Simone Biles is the new ‘it’ girl of gymnastics, managing to perform feats that many gymnasts can only dream of. She’s snagged 3 gold medals so far at the Rio Olympics, and she’s only getting better. Biles is so incredible and so strong that she’s got her own signature move– a double layout with a … Read more

Regular People Try Olympic Swimsuits, And They’re Not Amused

Few things are more impressive than watching an olympic swimmer glide through the water. We hear of the grueling practices, the training regimen, the bruises from that new cupping fad, but what we don’t hear about is the effort they put in just to be attired properly. Olympic swimsuits, designed to constrict and streamline, are … Read more

There’s Something In The Water At The Rio Olympics

No, it’s not the Loch Ness Monster. If you’ve been keeping up with the Rio Olympics, you might have noticed something a little bit weird about the diving pool. Mainly that it’s, well, green. Officials claim that it’s probably just algae, but several experts say that algae couldn’t have bloomed so prolifically overnight simply because … Read more

6 Medal Worthy Faces By Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps has made a comeback in the Rio Olympics after recently coming out of retirement, scoring yet another gold medal already in the Mens 4x100m freestyle relay. Phelps could potentially win 6 more gold medals in 6 different races. As prolific as Phelps is in the pool, though, his game face might be even … Read more

Watch This YouTuber Poke Fun At Your Favorite Olympic Sports

“Anyone can put on some spandex and pedal a bike, but not just anybody has the Chemistry knowledge to beat the world’s best anti-doping chemical protection procedures.” “Except Canada has a policy against winning a medal in the summer games for some reason.” Yes, it’s one of those videos. This hilariously accurate skit goes through … Read more

The Band Perry’s “Live Forever” is the Official Team USA Song for Rio 2016

The Band Perry is headed to Rio 2016, but they won’t be at the track or in the pool. The siblings will be there as performers and as the composers of the official Team USA song for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. The defunct single, “Live Forever” is the chosen one for Team … Read more