Live from Rio, it’s Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski talking all things Olympics on the Grandstanding podcast. On this edition, we cover the incredible controversy (and absurdity) of the Ryan Lochte incident with columnist Pat Forde (@) of Yahoo Sports, and talks about the Rio Olympics experience with Bruce Arthur (@) of the Toronto Star.
Can Ryan Lochte ever recover from this scandal? (And if so, it’s totally going to be a reality show, right?) Were the Brazilian authorities overstepping their boundaries, and was this just a shakedown? And as the Rio Games near their conclusion, how will we remember many of the off-the-field stories that have plagued the Games?
Also on this podcast: The rise of Penny Oleksiak as a Canadian phenom; the balance between writing about the sins of the IOC and the triumphs of athletes; how athletes’ families are treated; beer vs. wine in Brazil; and yes, more about those condoms. Enjoy!
[Music by Chris Salmon and Tobin Summerfield]
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