In 1996, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, dubbed the Magnificent Seven, won the gold medal in the team competition for the first time in Olympic history. After that competition, most of the team retired or at least took some time off from the sport, and the media went looking for the next big thing. They found a…
Last night, Olympic gold medalist and extremely built human Aly Raisman called out a TSA agent for dissing her biceps.
Steve Penny, the former CEO of USA Gymnastics, was to be deposed in relation to the sexual abuse allegations against former team physician Dr. Larry Nassar. A Los Angeles county judge has graciously delayed the deposition so that Penny can attend the Indy 500 to network and find a new job.
Seventeen years ago, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team placed fourth at the Sydney Olympics, finishing behind Romania, Russia, and China. Coming four years after the gold medal from the Magnificent Seven, this placement was seen—both inside and outside the sport, by the press and by coaches like the famed Bela…
Dr. Larry Nassar is a former employee of Michigan State University who also worked with athletes at USA Gymnastics, the organization responsible for sending gymnasts to the Olympics. He is currently facing a slew of lawsuits and charges over sexual assault and child pornography.
Dr. Larry Nassar is the former athletic director for Michigan State University and also for USA Gymnastics, the organization responsible for preparing and sending gymnasts to the Olympics. Nassar was also arrested in November of 2016 on three counts of sexual abuse against a minor, and the following investigation…
Dr. Larry Nassar, a former athletic director for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, was arrested in November for three counts of sexual abuse against a minor. While police were executing his arrest warrant, they found several hard drives in a trash can by the curb of Nassar’s property, containing thousands…
After, as everyone will remind you going forward, almost falling, Simone Biles ended up winning her first-non gold medal at the Olympics, grabbing a bronze in beam Monday behind Dutch gymnast Sanne Wevers, who got the gold, and her fellow teammate from the US, Laurie Hernandez, who earned silver.
Gymnast Gabby Douglas arrived in Rio with great expectations which, she confesses, have gone unfulfilled. She was unable to defend her 2012 all-around title and, in the midst of the Games, she confronted an onslaught of bitter criticism. Now, with the competitions behind her, she is taking stock of these fraught…
The following is excerpted from The End of the Perfect 10: The Making and Breaking of Gymnastics’ Top Score—from Nadia to Now by Dvora Meyers, available now from from Touchstone Books.
Following her incredible performance in the women’s all around finals in gymnastics on August 11, Simone Biles found it necessary to clear the air about one tiny detail.
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While the “Final Five” Yurchenko’s their way to a goddamn gold medal in Rio, former gymnast McKayala Maroney is making a play for our hearts via a new career move: Pop music.
On Tuesday afternoon, the five-member U.S. women’s Olympic team won the gold medal for artistic gymnastics team all-around by what felt like 1,000 points for the second year in a row. The team, led by captain Aly Raisman, also revealed its new name: the Final Five.
Oksana Chusovitina began competing in the Olympics when there was still a Soviet Union. At 41, she is still a contender for an Olympic medal in vaulting. She took home the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics for Germany in 2008, where she was the oldest female competitor in her field.
In 2013, a lawsuit was filed against USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for U.S. gymnastics that is responsible for selecting teams for the Olympics and World Championships. The lawsuit accused the organization of neglecting to adequately report the abuse allegations coming from its gyms, leading to the…
On Sunday evening, after two evenings of official trials and seven months of intense qualifying observation, Team USA announced its five-woman Olympic squad.
The women’s U.S. gymnastic team is expected to bring home the gold from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, and apparently Tumblr users are taking on the task of reporting the sport where mainstream media has failed.
Simone Biles won her fourth straight gold medal in women’s gymnastics on Sunday and did it with ease while also breaking a decades-long record.
It’s Friday. All I ask of the internet is that it not dent my self-esteem with yet another video of a baby or small child doing something fantastic and admirable. This 3-year-old gymnast doesn’t care about my feelings.