Iza Leslie

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Brazil names 462-strong Olympic squad

Most Searched: •CPC •South China Sea •Belt and Road Initiative •AIIB •RMB<p>Brazil names 462-strong Olympic squad<p>Source: Xinhua 2016-07-19 08:42:25<p>RIO …

Social Media & The Summer Olympics: Rio 2016 Prepares To Break Records

Summer is starting to heat up and so is the buzz surrounding the Rio 2016 Olympics. In Brazil, some athletes will be breaking world records during the Summer Games. On the flip side, Rio 2016 is expected to break to break records too. Many are dubbing it the "largest social media event …

Social Media

Canadian gymnasts have final chance to qualify for Olympics

The Olympic dream may come true for a few Canadians this week.<p>Or, they could be over.<p>Gymnastics Canada is heading to Rio de Janeiro beginning …

Canada

Q&A with Madison Kocian

<b>What's your sport and discipline?</b><p>Women's Artistic Gymnastics. I compete in all-around [all four gymnastics events], but my specialty is uneven …

Gymnastics

Simone Biles: "I'm not a gymnastics fan."

While Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and the rest of the top American gymnasts were competing at the Secret U.S. Classic, the best female …

Simone Biles

L.C. Bird’s Kiwan Watts missing 2016 Olympics due to injury

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — L.C. Bird grad. and Olympic hopeful Kiwan Wwatts will not be in Rio de Janeiro this August for the 2016 summer Olympics.<p>The …

Report: No Olympics for Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova

According to Viktoria Komova's account on Russian social media site VK.com, she has stopped her gymnastics training due to back pain and won't be …

Olympics

The Olympic Gymnast Who Overcame a Drug-Addicted Mother

Gymnastics is not a sport that favors longevity. It rewards the fleeting energy and vitality of youth, the flash of a brightly igniting star over the …

Simone Biles

The 2016 Olympic Games Master Team List

With the 2016 Olympic Games coming up in August, the FIG has released the names of all individual qualifiers and we’ll be hearing news of the twelve …

Olympics

Cheat sheet: The U.S. Men's Gymnastics Olympic Trials

<b>When and where are men's gymnastics Olympic Trials?</b><p>On Thursday, June 23 and Saturday, June 25 at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri. The …

Olympics

Can U.S. Gymnasts Soar Without Martha?

Since 2001, American women have won 87 world and Olympic medals under Karolyi. But after Rio, she will retire.<p>Beyond the question of how U.S. women gymnasts will perform in Rio is the question of how they’ll perform after Martha.<p>Martha Karolyi has handpicked the national elite squad since 2001. …

Gymnastics

Over 20 and "too old," Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas defy odds in second Olympic bid

The double standard didn't hit Aly Raisman fully until she found herself talking to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. You know, as one does.<p>…

New Jersey

Ten gymnasts to watch at P&G Women’s Championships

<b>Simone Biles</b>, <b>Gabby Douglas</b> and <b>Aly Raisman</b> have proven they belong on the Olympic team. That decorated trio, plus several more Rio hopefuls, get …

Olympics

Once an alternate, Alex Naddour clinches men's gymnastics Olympic spot on emotional night

ST. LOUIS – Alex Naddour dismounted the pommel horse and pointed to where his wife and infant daughter sat together in the stands, his eyes welling as he completed his first event of the night.<p>A couple hours later, the tears he had held back would flow freely.<p>All of the sacrifices – from the hours …

Gymnastics

Simone Biles glides to 4th straight US gymnastics title

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The national titles are starting to run together for Simone Biles, a three-year blur of near flawlessly executed routines and carry-on cases full of medals.<p>If Biles is being honest, the fourth straight all-around championship she cruised to on Sunday night wasn't so much a …

Simone Biles

A Day in the Life of an Olympic Gymnast with Toni-Ann Williams [JAM]

USA Gymnasts Prep For Trials, Inspire Younger Athletes

As 14 gymnasts vying for spots on Team USA were busy practicing for this weekend's trials at SAP Center in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, …

Gymnastics

Ashton Locklear refuses to give up on her dream

Simone Biles' next step to history begins at Olympic trials

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- She knows she is constantly described as the rare sure thing in a sport that doesn't usually allow sure things. But after her …

How The World's Greatest Gymnast Became Inevitable

Any elite athlete is under pressure to excel. Simone Biles is under pressure to be inevitable.<p><b>At 9 a.m. on</b> <b>a Wednesday</b> in January, 18-year-old Simone Biles was dancing in the middle of World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, but no music was playing. Clad in black spandex shorts and a hoodie — all …

Procter & Gamble

Rio Olympics 2016: top female gymnastics headquarters shut down

Briggs-Weatherill has told Fairfax Media she feels "shocked and appalled" by the executive decision of the Western Australian Institute of Sport to …

Australia

Gymnastics Star Simone Biles on Rio and Embracing Her Muscles

On Sunday night, 19-year-old Simone Biles jumped, spun, and flipped her way to victory in her first Olympic trials, earning a ticket to Rio next …

Here Are Some of the Amazing Women Repping the US at the Olympics

The 2016 Olympics begin in less than a month, when the best athletes in the world will converge in Brazil to compete against each other, showcasing their physical prowess. (And the US Olympic uniforms aren’t bad either!) Becoming an Olympic-caliber athlete takes a kind of dedication and intensity, …

Simone Biles

Aly Raisman will try to defend her gold medal at the Rio Olympics using a routine once considered impossible

This August, 22-year-old gymnast Aly Raisman will return to the Olympic games to defend her gold medal in the floor exercise. In the meantime, she's practicing a tumbling pass so tough it was once considered impossible.<p>That tumbling pass is what helped Raisman clinch the gold medal in the 2012 …

Wall Street