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I can’t get enough of Rio.
This happens every time the Olympics arrive. I forget there are other channels on the television, and I surf only the ones featuring the Olympics until I settle on the event(s) I’m looking for. Truthfully, the TV might stay locked on that channel until the next day.
I think even my baby has noticed there’s no other viewing than the goings-on in Rio de Janeiro.
And now that swimming is winding down and track and field has begun, it’s difficult to watch anything else.
So I dug around for some great sports blogs covering the stories out of Rio and the athletes pushing every boundary known to man and dominating our prime-time television viewing.
Here’s what I found.
SB Nation is a sports powerhouse.
It’s the “fastest-growing sports media brand on the web, featuring national sports coverage alongside more than 300 community sites ranging from college football teams to MMA and OutSports,” according to the site, which is a brand of Vox Media.
You can really get lost here for quite a bit of time. I found a great deal of wonderful Rio coverage.
Posts I enjoyed include Watch an emotional Simone Manuel savor her moment on the podium after winning a historic swimming gold, an A to Z guide to the terms that will define the Rio Games, Michael Phelps broke a 2,168-year-old Olympic record, and refugee camp receives Rio broadcast.
Follow @SBNation on Twitter.
The Business of Sports features news and opinions on the business side of sports.
It covers a range of topics, including ticket sales, marketing, social media, corporate sponsorships, fan loyalty, and brand management. The Business of Sports is run by founding editor Russell Scibetti.
As a business journalist, I particularly appreciate the material on this site.
Its Olympic coverage features some of what you might expect (example: Infographc Friday: Massive Costs Behind the Olympic Games) and other things that surprise (namely, The Battle Over Olympic Hashtags).
I also liked the Photo Gallery From Rio 2016 – Week One and Thinking Critically About Sports Data Measurements.
Follow @rscibetti on Twitter.
With thousands of sports stories being written daily, Yardbarker aims to be the guide to the best internet content.
“Yardbarker has relationships with and curates content from hundreds of independently owned and operated publishers, foxsports.com and local beat writers from around the country,” the site says.
There’s a ton about the Rio Games on this site.
Follow @yardbarker on Twitter.
HuffPost Sports. I mean, really. What’s not to love on this site?
In classic Huffington Post manner, the 2016 Summer Olympics even gets its own space.
Then there are the stories within: Women Winning the Olympics, Simone Biles Isn’t the Next Anyone, She’s ‘The First Simone Biles’, and Fiji Wins Its First Olympic Gold and Immediately Declares Public Holiday.
Follow @HuffPostSports on Twitter.
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