2016 Olympics

Fresh off of her record-setting turn in Rio, Simone Biles has made public appearances, is raking in the endorsements, and is now set to tell her life story in an upcoming autobiography. Courage to Soar will detail how the 19-year-old Olympic gold medalist and World Champion got her start in gymnastics and became one of the best — if […]

getty image: When Simone Biles arrived in Brazil for the Rio Olympics, she had yet to claim her first Olympic medal. But when she walked into Maracana Stadium for the Closing Ceremony Sunday, the U.S. gymnast had five to her name ― four of them gold ― and the American flag in her hands. Team […]

US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behaviour on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, where he and three other American swimmers were seen on video at a gas station apparently vandalizing the place. Police say at least one of the men was involved in vandalizing the gas station and urinating on its premises outdoors. […]

Simone Biles continues to make headlines after winning four medals in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The young gymnastics champion has won 14 medals in her career, making her the first person to own the most world medals in U.S. history. Digiday.com notes that Simone already has $2 million in endorsement deals, including a range of […]

Francois Nel/Getty Images The lawyer for U.S. Olympic swimmer James Feigen says he will pay about $10,800 Friday and then leave Brazil following the robbery scandal involving the U.S. swim team. Attorney Breno Melaragno says early Friday that, under an agreement reached with a Brazilian judge, Feigen will donate 35,000 Brazilian reals to an “institution” […]

getty images: The Team USA swimmers who claimed to have been the victims of an alleged armed robbery in Rio de Janeiro, fabricated the incident, a source close to the Brazilian police department confirmed to NBC. The revelation comes as three of the American swimmers were expected to give statements to Brazilian police on Thursday […]

GETTY IMAGES Oh sure, having Zac Efron pay you a surprise visit and then kiss you on the cheek, NBD, right? As if Olympic sensation Simone Biles didn’t already have plenty of reasons to smile — like maybe her four gold medals and one bronze — she’s got another reason now. Actor Zac Efron — […]

After finishing first in the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, English Gardner hugged her competitors and mimed scooping food from a plate to her mouth. It was a nod to her coach, whom she had told, “If you can get me to the dinner table … I promise I’m going to eat.” And […]

Al Trautwig, NBC’s gymnastics announcer at the Rio Games, apologized Monday for suggesting that Simone Biles’ adoptive parents are not really her parents. “I regret that I wasn’t more clear in my wording on the air,” he said in a statement emailed by NBC Sports. “I compounded the error on Twitter, which I quickly corrected. […]

PATRICK SMITH VIA GETTY IMAGES Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first U.S. athlete to compete at the Olympics in a hijab, fell short of winning a medal in Rio de Janeiro. Despite making history by winning the first round during the Women’s Individual Sabre on Monday, Muhammad was defeated by Cecilia Berder of France in the […]

MARTIN BERNETTI VIA GETTY IMAGES Venus Williams crashed out of the Rio Games tournament in the first round on Sunday as the American sisters’ unbeaten run dating back to Sydney 2000 came to a surprising end. The top seeds fell 6-3 6-4 to Czech pair Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova, ending any hopes of claiming […]

TOM PENNINGTON VIA GETTY IMAGES The U.S. women’s gymnastics team walked out of the arena after their qualification round in Rio on Sunday the prohibitive favorites to take home team gold. London veteran Aly Raisman and once-in-a-generation phenom Simone Biles earned spots in the all-around final. The U.S. stands to win a medal in every […]