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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 …

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 …

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 …

Behind Simone Biles, Team USA is planning a rout in women's gymnastics

Biles and a well-rounded squad featuring Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez could provide a historic finale for the Karolyi era.<p>The big question is not whether the U.S. women’s gymnastics team will win gold at this summer’s Olympic Games. No, instead what we’re asking …

Golden girl: The marketing of Simone Biles well on its way

If and when NBC tears its cameras away from Simone Biles during the first week of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, chances are the network on more than …

Rio Olympics 2016: Nastia Liukin Reveals 10 Fashion and Beauty Rules Every U.S. Gymnast Must Follow

The 2016 Olympic games kick off this week, and the women’s gymnastics events — some of the most-watched competitions of the entire games — will start …

Simone Biles: From a Girl Without a Home to an Olympian on Rio's Center Stage

SPRING, Texas — They were sitting in their living room in 2002, an otherwise ordinary winter evening on the Texas plains, when Ron Biles asked his wife the question—one that would ultimately alter the course of U.S. gymnastics history.<p>Oh, this was a heavy question, freighted with long-term …

Laurie Hernandez of U.S. likely not in mix for gymnastics all-around

After her electrifying performance at U.S. Gymnastics Trials in San Jose three weeks ago, it seemed as if 16-year-old Laurie Hernandez was poised for …

Aly Raisman gives the most candid answer ever to question about her go-to karaoke song

Aly Raisman is in Rio for her second Olympics, and clearly she has spent most of her life preparing for the Games. Since gymnastics is obviously her …