olympics

The International Olympic Committee announced that items bearing the “Black Lives Matter” slogan are prohibited at the upcoming Olympic Games. The IOC is holding fast to its infamous Rule 50, which bans protests and demonstrations at all Olympic venues including on the field of play, in the Olympic Village, during Olympic medal ceremonies and during […]

Despite the International Olympic Committee’s relief that all four of the swimmers are still alive, the conflicting reports from each have given police officers doubt in believing the robbery as video footage at a gas station shows otherwise. Rio de Janeiro (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 3:10 p.m. ET] Civil Police chief Fernando Veloso says […]

From Tommie and John’s Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, here are some of the most memorable moments for African Americans in the Olympics.

EZRA SHAW VIA GETTY IMAGES If you don’t know Simone Biles’ name yet, you will by the end of this summer. The 19-year-old Texas gymnast is one of Team USA’s best bets for multiple gold medals in Rio. She’s the anchor of the women’s gymnastics team and the first woman to win three back-to-back World […]

Vashti Cunningham clinched a Rio Olympic berth in the high jump on Sunday and, at age 18, became the youngest U.S. Olympian in the sport since 1980. Cunningham, the daughter of retired NFL All-Pro quarterback Randall Cunningham, finished second to Chaunté Lowe, a mother of three and veteran of three Olympic teams. Inika McPherson was third to round out the […]

After being carried off the track at her last meet, Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross is leaning on God to qualify for the final Olympic games of her career. A hamstring injury at the American Track League meet in Atlanta earlier this month resulted in the previous 400 meter gold medalist missing out on the […]

(Credit: GETTY/INSTAGRAM) One teen gymnast is having an incredible year and has now been awarded one of the highest accolades an American athlete can attain.…

  Track and field star Alice Coachman, who in 1948 became the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died…

Gabby Douglas is getting back into an olympic start of mind. According to reports, the two-timegold medalist is back in the gym. The young gymnastics…

Jazmine Fenlator and Lolo Jones (L) of the United States team 3 look on after a run during the Women’s Bobsleigh on Day 12 of…

  Three men from the York County Prison in Pennsylvania are facing charges for their actions.   Guards at a Pennsylvania prison are accused of…

With fellow guest Michelle Obama looking on, Olympic champ Gabby Douglas extended her time in the national spotlight Monday with an appearance on “The Tonight Show.”