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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 …

Explaining The Olympics To a Five-Year-Old

Simone Biles and the nation-state.I only meant to buy myself fifteen minutes from the chaos that attends family life each day between 5 and 6 p.m. …

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The extraordinary Simone Biles, the best athlete in America today

The floor of the XL Center is a blur of pint-sized pre-teens wrapped in brightly colored leotards taking turns on various gymnastics apparatuses – swinging from the uneven bars, pirouetting on the balance beam, surging down the carpeted run and exploding off the vault. A Patton-sized American flag …

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Simone Biles could be Olympic Games' shining star

SPRING, Texas — Between comforting a young gymnast who is crying and laughing midair on a vault where she proclaims she almost died, Simone Biles is perfecting the upgrades that will keep her ahead of the rest of the world.<p>Never mind that she’s already miles ahead or that no one has come close to …

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Here's Proof There Are Olympic Athletes Twice as Tall as Simone Biles

"Size difference in olympians doesn't matter, depending on what sport you do 😉"<p>Celebrated U.S. gymnast Simone Biles, 19, tweeted the above photo ahead of Friday's Olympic opening ceremony. In it, she's standing next to USA men's volleyball team member David Lee, who's got a full 2 feet on …

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 …

Rio 2016: Gymnast Simone Biles says she learnt not to bite into the hype and pressure

There is only one person who appears capable of beating gymnast Simone Biles at the Rio Olympics -- Simone Biles.<p>With an abundance of talent and …

17 Things You Need to Know About U.S. Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles

Your faves could literally never.<p>Simone Biles is easily one of the most talked-about athletes heading to the 2016 Olympics and the uncontested favorite to win all-around gold in women's gymnastics. Her routines are consistently much more technically difficult than the rest of her competitors — …

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Read this: Familiarize yourself with gymnast Simone Biles’ moves

The opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics are tonight, kicking off two weeks of glorious feats that may or may not be overshadowed by poopy water and …

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The phenomenal Simone Biles

For some reason, the older I get the less enthused I am about the Olympics. I’m not sure why, but I know I used to be glued to the television about …

This video shows why Simone Biles might just be the best gymnast in history

While some of us were still figuring out how to parallel park and properly apply top lid eyeliner at the age of 19, Simone Biles is predicted to win …

The Vault That Is Too Wild for Simone Biles

The ‘Produnova’ scores highly, but is dangerous; ‘I like risk’<p>RIO DE JANEIRO—The single most difficult and dangerous maneuver in women’s gymnastics—and maybe the most daring of the entire Olympic Games—won’t be attempted by anyone on Team USA.<p>Star U.S. gymnast Simone Biles says someone could get …

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Rio 2016: the diverse women’s gymnastics team is great. But it will not “calm race relations.”

These three tweets about Simone Biles and her teammates are lessons on how not to think about racism.<p>In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, the United States women’s gymnastics team is generating excitement for two main reasons:<p>First, as Vox’s Alex-Abad Santos has explained, they’re almost certainly …

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Simone Biles: Risky, super-challenging gymnastics routine is the smart, safe play

By Neil Greenberg<p>, Reporter<p>When women’s gymnastics overhauled its scoring system ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the sport that had once been all about clean execution added a new focus: risk. Eight years later, there’s one gymnast who has mastered the art of execution and whose …

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Simone Biles may be small, but hugely difficult routines set her apart

We dare a roller coaster operator to turn her away for being too short.Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube<p>There's a good chance you're taller than Simone Biles. There's an even better chance you won't win five gold medals this year, though, and if the tradeoff for being 4'8 is also …

Simone Biles is busy seeking gold, but still manages to make Mass

...and to pray her Rosary, too!<p>Simone Biles has quickly become the favorite to dominate in this year’s gymnastics competitions in Rio. Her routines …

Led by Simone Biles, U.S. women’s gymnasts dominate qualifying session

Bethesda teen sets mark in the 400-meter freestyle; horrific crash mars women’s road race.<p>Bethesda teen sets mark in the 400-meter freestyle; horrific crash mars women’s road race.<p>By Liz Clarke<p>, Reporter<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — When Simone Biles, the supernova of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, stuck the …

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The Incredible Brain Of Simone Biles

Neuroscientists are beginning to understand how the nervous system allows us to move -- and their findings may someday reveal how elite gymnasts perform extraordinary movement sequences.<p>Team USA gymnast Simone Biles twists and flips through air with a seemingly gravity-defying buoyancy. With great …

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Who Is Simone Biles? 4 Facts About The Olympic’s Star Gymnast

Team USA is stacked with talent from the dominating men’s and women’s basketball teams, to track star Alyson Felix to America’s gymnastics team. Four …

Simone Biles shows her class to stay on course for fistful of Olympic medals

Simone Biles rose to her feet after going through her stretches on the green carpet, took one last pull from a bottle of water and gave her long-time coach Aimee Boorman a high five before stepping on to the competition podium on Sunday afternoon for the maiden performance of her Olympic …

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Simone Biles Dominates at Prelims While Gabby Douglas Misses Chance to Advance to All-Around

The U.S. women's gymnastics team could've phoned in their routines and still walked away with the top spot. But if they had done that, it would've been boring. And the five women on the American gymnastics team—Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian—don't do …