Sports Illustrated At The Games

Sports Illustrated At The Games

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Sports Illustrated keeps you up to date with a daily podcast from Brazil featuring interviews, analysis and more.

Episodes

Very Olympic Today: Best moments from every single sport  

In the final episode of Very Olympic Today, Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recall the most memorable moments from every single one of the Olympics' 34 sports. The guys also offer their thanks and say goodbye after a marathon run of daily podcasts.

Very Olympic Today: The sports are done  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap the final day of the Olympic Games and the closing ceremony. They discuss the marathon, a wrestling coach meltdown, and Team USA's gold in men's basketball. The guys finish by tying up loose ends like the Quadrathlon, before Mitch finally declares his rugby allegiance.

Very Olympic Today: Day 16 | Neymar delivers for Brazil  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 15 of the Olympic Games, which featured American golds on the final night at the track, a global star delivering Brazil its first soccer gold medal, and U.S. women's basketball displaying their dominance again. Finally, the guys look ahead to the last day of these Olympics.

Very Olympic Today: Day 15 | Elation in water polo, heartbreak in wrestling  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 14 of the Olympic Games, which featured a wide range of emotions for many of Team USA's athletes. Also, a tense finale in men's handball, medals in women's soccer, and notable events in volleyball and modern pentathlon. Finally, the guys look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 15.

Very Olympic Today: Day 14 | USA makes history on Thursday  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 13 of the Olympic Games, when the pair discovered the hidden gem of field hockey shootouts. Also, there were historic performances in decathlon and on the wrestling mat. Finally, the guys look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 14.

Very Olympic Today: Day 13 | Stories in and out of the arena  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 12 of the Olympic Games, including a sweep on the track, and a bizarre saga involving four U.S. swimmers. They also answer listener emails on water quality, track cycling, and sportsmanship. The guys also look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 13.

Rio's Rising Stars: Ashleigh Johnson, water polo  

Ashleigh Johnson is one of the dominant forces on the United States' women's water polo team. But she's also sort of an accidental Olympian. -- Reported by Lindsay Schnell. Produced by Alexander Abnos with help from Beth Maiman and Chris Chavez.

Very Olympic Today: Day 12 | Upsets, penalty kicks and buzzer beaters  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 11 of the Olympic Games, which included upsets in volleyball, field hockey, and women's basketball. There was also yet another tense penalty shootout in women's soccer, plus controversy in the boxing ring. Also, a look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 12.

Very Olympic Today: Day 11 | Biles stumbles, Felix loses to stumbler  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 10 of the Olympic Games in what is surely the *smoothest* episode of the podcast yet. They discuss surprises on the track and in the gym. Also, a look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 11.

Very Olympic Today: Day 10 | More impressive: Bolt or van Niekerk?  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Days 8 and 9 of the Olympic Games, where the most exciting moments actually came in field hockey, volleyball, and tennis. And, oh yeah, Usain Bolt won again, and a long-standing track record was broken. Also, a look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 10.

Very Olympic Today: Day 9 | Interviews with U.S. Rubgy's JJ Javelet and SI's Richard Deitsch  

In this special episode, Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos welcome two distinguished guests. First up is JJ Javelet, a star for the U.S. women's rugby sevens team. She discusses her varied athletic career and experience in Rio. Next is SI's media writer Richard Deitsch, a veteran of Olympic coverage, who shares his thoughts on all things Olympic media.

Very Olympic Today: Day 8 | Ledecky's a winner, Solo's a sore loser  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 7 of the Olympic Games, including another world record from Katie Ledecky, and two surprising wins in the pool. They also discuss the U.S. women's soccer team's disappointing loss, and Hope Solo's controversial comments. Also, a look ahead to medal events and Americans in action over the weekend.

Very Olympic Today: Day 7 | Biles and Phelps dominate again  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 6 of the Olympic Games, which saw superstars meet their own lofty expectations. Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, and Kayla Harrison cemented legacies as all-time greats. Meanwhile, Fiji's rugby team and an unlikely American swimmer made history. The guys also look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 7.

Rio's Rising Stars: English Gardner, women's track  

English Gardner is currently known as one of the most brash, talkative, confident athletes in women's track. But her journey to Rio has been a long and winding one, involving no small number of setbacks. Lindsay Schnell has her story. -- Produced by Alexander Abnos. Reported by Lindsay Schnell, with help from Beth Maiman and Chris Chavez.

Very Olympic Today: Day 6 | Drama in kayak, boxing, and handball  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 5 of the Olympic Games, which saw yet another medal for Katie Ledecky, and a close call for a couple heavy favorites. Once again, the smaller sports provided a wealth of entertainment. They also look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 6.

Very Olympic Today: Day 5 | Michael Phelps is still good at this  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 4 of the Olympic games, which saw dominating performances from American gymnasts and swimmers. It also included rugby heartbreak, questionable handball penalties, and murky green water. They also look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 5.

From Rio: Checking in on Olympic basketball  

Andrew Sharp and Ben Eagle took to Facebook Live in Rio to talk all things Olympic hoops.

Very Olympic Today: Day 4 | Fast swimming and angry staring  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 3 of the Olympic games, including a very exciting night at the pool. Other topics include oars that look like flags, handball goalies scoring goals, and a notable boxing upset. They also look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 4.

Very Olympic Today: Day 3 | Crashes, upsets, and superstars  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 2 of the Olympic games, from superstars like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and Michael Phelps, to other great stories like Dario Saric, U.S. women's rugby, and Juan Martín del Potro. They also look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 3.

Very Olympic Today: Day 2 | Smaller sports are more fun  

Mitch Goldich and Alex Abnos recap Day 1 of the Olympic games, which included not just men's basketball and women's soccer, but also great moments in rugby, archery, water polo, and road cycling . They also look ahead to medal events and Americans in action on Day 2.

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