Simone Biles

US Gymnast Sunisa Lee: ‘We Do Not Owe Anyone a Gold Medal’

In the aftermath of Simone Biles’s completely unexpected withdrawal from the team and individual events at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, US gymnast Sunisa Lee has stepped forward to tell Americans exactly what they want to hear from their Olympic competitors: that Team USA does not “owe anyone a gold medal.”

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Olympian Gabby Douglas: National Anthem Criticism ‘A Lot to Deal With’

The past week in Rio, Gabby Douglas failed to achieve the success that she earned four years ago in London after she was shut out from winning any medals for her performance in individual gymnastic events. On top of that, the American 2012 Olympics overall woman’s gymnastic gold medal champion received a thrashing on social media for not putting her hand over her heart, while the national anthem played during the USA team gold medal ceremony.

<> Sr. Women's 2016 Secret U.S. Classic at the XL Center on June 4, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Does Outcry Over Al Trautwig’s Comments Actually Hurt the Adoption Movement?

Late Sunday night, longtime sports commentator Al Trautwig, one of NBC’s announcers for women’s gymnastics, ignited a firestorm when discussing the family of three-time world champion, Simone Biles. In the midst of the broadcast, Mr. Trautwig referred to Nellie and Ron Biles as Simone’s “grandparents” – something that was technically true, though not entirely accurate.

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