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Accused Drunk Driver Does Cartwheels During Sobriety Test

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

It’s no stretch to say that a field sobriety test is not the best place to show off your gymnastic skills. A 23-year-old New Mexico woman was arrest...

Savannah State Becomes First HBCU To Win National Cheerleading Award

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.21.2017 | Home

Savannah State University’s cheerleaders just made history in the world of competitive cheer. The 12-woman, one-man squad earned the first place tit...

Gabby Douglas Got Beautifully Honest About The Olympic Backlash She Faced

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIF. ― Gabby Douglas is one inspiring woman. Over the summer, the gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast faced vicious online att...

Laurie Hernandez Brings Out Her Best Emoji Faces For 'Would You Rather'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home

Gymnast Laurie Hernandez is a 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist, the youngest contestant to win “Dancing with the Stars,” and the author of a memo...

Laurie Hernandez Proves She's (Kinda) Like Your Average Teen

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home

Laurie Hernandez is just like your average 16 year old. The gymnast paid Ellen DeGeneres a visit on Thursday to talk about her new memoir, I Got This:...

Simone Biles And Aly Raisman Flip Over Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

Sports Illustrated on Tuesday released images of Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman from their Swimsuit Issue photo shoots ― and both gol...

Kerry Washington And Simone Biles Share A Golden Moment At Globes

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home

Kerry Washington is a Simone Biles fan like the rest of us. The “Scandal” star requested a photo opp with the Olympics gymnastics champ at the Gol...

In A Crappy Year, These Sports Moments Brought Us Joy

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home

Dear 2016, kindly slink off into the abyss and never show your face again. This year, the U.S. saw its worst mass shooting in history. A zoo gorilla ...

Gabby Douglas On The Online Harassment She Faced During The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home

Gabby Douglas is finally speaking out about the cyberbullying she experienced during the 2016 Rio Olympics. This past summer, the three-time gold-med...

Dad Hilariously Attempts To Keep Up With Daughter's Gymnastics Moves

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home

It’s always good to show your kids you care, even if that requires a little warm up and stretching first. This father hits the balance beam in a del...

Of Course Simone Biles & Pals Would Crush The Mannequin Challenge

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home

You need body control to master the mannequin challenge. So who better than gymnasts, especially Simone Biles, to do it right? In a video posted Sunda...

12 Weird Sports Rules You May Not Have Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home

Who knew that taking your shirt off during a track race was forbidden? French runner Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, above, learned the hard way at the 2...

Gabby Douglas Would Like To Keep The Glitter In Gymnastics

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home

With all of its scrunchies and Swarovski crystal, gymnastics stands out among other sports for the element of pageantry at its most prestigious levels...

Your Kid Probably Isn't the Next Simone Biles. Here's Why You Should Keep Her in Gymnastics Anyway

Quora | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Quora

My child is doing a sport she loves and I'm disappointed she's not better at it. Should I stop her to ease my disappointment? originally appeared on Q...

Aly Raisman, Before You Date That NFL Player, Watch My Video

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home

What does an NFL player have that I don’t have? You know what — don’t answer that question. For starters, Colton Underwood has a better country ...

Athletes Use Twitter Platform To Powerfully, Pithily Profess

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Louis Bolling

As the Rio 2016 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad come to an end, Twitter has become a major platform for how sporting events, governing bodies and associations, and professional athletes engage and enhance the experience of such spectacles.

How Sports Will Help Your Daughter Crack The Glass Ceiling

Eleanor Beaton | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
Eleanor Beaton

The Rio Olympics were a watershed moment for women in sport, with many countries sending a record number of female athletes to the games. And despite ...

Why Simone Biles Won't Attempt the "Vault of Death"

Inverse | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat On Sunday night, two gymnasts literally put their lives on the line to try ...

Danell Leyva Is The Male Feminist We All Need In Our Lives

Bustle | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Bustle

This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Lindsey Green "Weird Questions Welcomed, Encouraged Actually." That's the headline on two-time Olym...

At Some Point, America Will Turn Its Back On Simone Biles

Percell Dugger | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Percell Dugger

You're amazing Simone, and the world is JUST getting a glimpse of how great you are. Continue to make progress, and enjoy your life. America will turn it's back on you. And when it does, do exactly what you've always done...win.

An Open Letter To The U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team

Angela Fry | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Angela Fry

How fortunate are we to have had you strong, confident, and brave young ladies be a part of lives? It's like you've become part of our family. My girls may not remember the summer of "The Final Five," but I will. It was the summer I watched you win Gold and the summer my girls gained five new heroes.

The Spirit Of Our Faith Is Not A Corpse: The Theodicy Of Sports Theology

Chris Fici | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Chris Fici

What exactly is the substance of the spirit of our faith? Why do we cling to something as irrational as faith in the face of the rational, visceral reality of so much suffering, corruption, and violence?

The Mental Tricks Laurie Hernandez Uses to Summon Crazy Confidence

Health.com | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Health.com

By Amanda MacMillan Team USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez is blowing us away in Rio: Her talent is obviously out of this world, but what's just as impres...

Simone Biles Continues Her World Domination, Wins Third Gold Medal

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home

Simone Biles, fresh off gold medals in the team and all-around finals, continued her domination of the field today, as she and her teammates added thr...

This Brazilian Gymnast Is Wowing The Hometown Crowd In Rio

HuffPost Brazil | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home

Flávia Saraiva — or Flavinha, as she is affectionately known —stands a mere 4 feet, 4 inches tall. But the 16-year-old from Rio de Janeiro is a g...