Adam Pretty/Getty Images American swimmer Simone Manuel won the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter freestyle Thursday night at the Rio Olympics. Canada’s Penny Oleksiak recorded the same time in the race. The two will share the gold medal. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom won bronze. Manuel’s jaw dropped when she looked at the scoreboard and […]

President Barack Obama’s favorite Olympic event may come as a surprise. It’s not basketball, a sport former NBA player Scottie Pippen once said Obama plays like Michael Jordan. And it’s not gymnastics, which Obama finds “spectacular,” but far “too tense,” he told first lady Michelle Obama in an interview posted Monday on the White House website. […]