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U.S. Gymnast Subjected To Racially Charged Comments

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — USA Gymnastics is asking Italian gymnastics officials for an explanation of the racially charged comments that were aimed ...

3-Time Gymnastics World Champion Announces Retirement

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports

Chellsie Memmel is done with competitive gymnastics, this time for good. The three-time world champion and Olympic silver medalist announced her reti...

Olympic Gymnastics Champions Injured

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2012 | Sports

The members of the "Fierce Five" have been everywhere since returning from the London Olympics, making an appearance at the New York Stock Exchange an...

Fall Costs U.S. Gymnast Gold Medal

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

McKayla Maroney is widely considered the best female gymnast in the world on the vault. Just ask her coach. Before the women's vault, U.S. coach Marth...

WATCH: Dominique Dawes Gets Emotional About Gabby Douglas's Win

Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

Before this week's gold-winning performance by the U.S. women's team, only one African-American female had ever earned an Olympic gold medal in gymnas...

Americans Go For All-Around Gold

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- A giddy Gabby Douglas offered a stream of words at her mile-a-minute best. "A lot of hard work, a lot of passion," she said, "a lot of sa...

Changing The Face Of U.S. Gymnastics

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

LONDON -- John Orozco knew from an early age he never quite fit in. Not at school, where his classmates would tease the soft-spoken Orozco for his sh...

WATCH: The Fab Five Get A Tribute Video

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment

From the makers of "Call Me Lochte," comes yet another viral video with an Olympic twist: "That's What Makes You Flexible." On Tuesday, the U.S. w...

What Was the USA's Game Plan in the Team Women's Gymnastics Competition on Sunday?

Quora | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Danielle Maurer, Anthropology Major, Olympics Junkie, & SciFi Fan How many girls can perform in eac...

Can U.S. Gymnastics Team Survive Shock

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 07.30.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The U.S. women's gymnastics team has stressed for months its depth is the key to its dominance. Now it has to make sure that depth doesn'...

Olympics Preview: U.S. Men's Gymnastics

Quinn Cohane | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Quinn Cohane

If Team USA is to upset China or Japan in London, there's no better man to lead them than Jonathan Horton, who returns for his second Olympics.


AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

_ American Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medle...

U.S. Leads China, Japan In Near-Perfect Men's Gymnastics Qualifier

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The Americans insisted for months they can contend for the Olympic title in men's gymnastics. Another night like this, and they won't need ...

Olympics Preview: U.S. Women's Gymnastics

Quinn Cohane | Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports
Quinn Cohane

The oldest member of the United States Olympic women's gymnastics team is only 18, but what the five team members lack in age, they make up for in competition experience, talent, and ambition.

PHOTOS: 10 Images Of US Gymnasts That Will Turn Your Head

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports

Grace and beauty are often words associated with gymnasts, but in this light one can get a real sense of the pure athleticism that goes into what they...

'Flying Squirrel' Heading For London

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Now that she's on her way to the Olympics, Gabby Douglas has a new goal. "I'm hoping I can catch an accent," she said. "I've alwa...

Young Olympic Hopeful Could Make History

Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

Aptly nicknamed "Flying Squirrel," 16-year-old gymnast Gabrielle Douglas defies gravity, a feat that might make Olympic history at this summer's games...

Shawn Johnson Ends Comeback Bid, Retires

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

The knee injury that sparked Shawn Johnson's comeback put an end to it, too. The Olympic gold medalist announced her retirement Sunday, saying repeat...

WATCH: Nastia Liukin Makes Stunning Return

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.27.2012 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Nastia Liukin sat in her hotel room and pulled out her competition leotard – hot pink, of course. Just like that, all the jitters an...

14-Year-Old Gymnast On Her Way To 2012 Olympics | Amber Singh | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

Some teenagers wish they could be a celebrity. Some celebrities wished they could have been a normal teenager. And some teenagers live the best of bot...

In the Wake of the Sandusky Scandal, A Call for Youth Coaching Certifications

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Parents
Hilary Levey Friedman

At the end of every weekday millions of kids dash out of school and into the care of adults, like Sandusky, who are meant to teach and mentor them. While they are all educating children, not all of these adults are vetted.

Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

AP | Posted 12.25.2011 | Sports

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A former Olympic gymnastics coach facing allegations of sexual abuse resigned Tuesday from his coaching and director posit...

WATCH: U.S. Gymnast Shock World With All-Around Gold

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 12.13.2011 | Sports

TOKYO — Jordyn Wieber leaned against coach John Geddert, unhappiness and a bit of anger on her face. A mistake on uneven bars, and a smaller on...

China Criticism Must Continue

Graham Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Graham Bensinger

There were columnists during the Olympic Games suggesting that China's image is changing. It's incredibly ignorant to even imply that.

Female Gymnastics Is Always About Child Abuse

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

The 16-year age rule is irrelevant. All females who eventually become world-class gymnasts have been exploited while they are children -- because, for them, developing Gold Medal skills is a race against puberty.