Anxious About The World's Most Dominant Gymnast? Blame It On Rio.

A year and a half ago, Simone Biles was a last-minute substitute at the 2013 American Cup. There she placed second behind 2011 junior national champion Katelyn Ohashi after losing an early lead with a fall from the beam. At that meet, Biles couldn't win with a fall. But at this weekend's national championship… »8/26/14 10:50am8/26/14 10:50am


Italian Gymnast Suggests Sporting Blackface to Beat USA Gymnastics

Unfortunately for all of us, most gymnastics competitions are not like the end of Stick It, where [SPOILER for the idiots who haven't seen this classic] a band of plucky girl gymnasts get together and decide who they want to win each medal. A recent controversy over comments made by Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito… »10/11/13 1:10pm10/11/13 1:10pm

Marketers Can't Wait to Use Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Sell Crap

If you're anything like me, when you watched American gymnast Gabby Douglas compete in the individual all-around finals, you had much less composure as a spectator than the eventual gold medalist did as a competitor. And when she won and waved with the poise and calm confidence of tiny American royalty, you may… »8/03/12 7:00pm8/03/12 7:00pm