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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...

Letterman & The Fierce Five Do Their Best 'Not Impressed' Look

Posted 10.15.2012 | TV

McKayla Maroney has become the 2012 Olympics' biggest internet sensations thanks to her now infamous "not impressed" expression when the gymnast was h...

Why Must We Eat Our Young?

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Catherine Clinch

Children of divorce tell amazing stories. Not the expected accounts of dysfunctional parents and constant fighting, but stories of emotional survival.

Olympics Photo Caption Contest: Flying Gymnast (PHOTO)

Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports

U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Aug...

What it Takes to Win at the Olympics

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

At the penultimate moment when everything was on the line, Gabby Douglas receded into her own mind. And with complete concentration and single-mindedness she exultantly flew through the air like magic -- and made history.

Russian Gymnast Finally Wins Gold

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) - Aliya Mustafina couldn't take her eyes off the scoreboard, staring it with pride and delight. She capped an impressive comeback from ...

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...

Another Gold For Gabby

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Just 14, Gabby Douglas pleaded with her mother to let her move cross country, certain a new coach could help her get to the Olympics. ...

Olympic Fool's Gold And Our Own Sinister Shadow

Charles Redfern | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Forgive my heretical thoughts even while I oooo and ahhhh over all the results of the hard-work, determination and dedication: Maybe the Olympic Games don't only emblemize the sea-to-shining-sea America of our dreams. Maybe they reveal our dark side as well.

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...

Twitter Critics Blast Gabby Douglas' Hair

Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old 'Flying Squirrel', has made us all proud by helping the USA women's gymnastic team win a Gold medal for the first time ...

Jordyn Wieber: 'Ultimately, We're In This For The Team'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.31.2012 | Teen

It's been a bittersweet Olympic Games for reigning world gymnastics champion, 17-year-old Jordyn Wieber, who left the world in shock when she failed t...

CAPTION THIS: McKayla Maroney's Got Olympic Spirit

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

"We've got spirit, how 'bout you?" is what we assume McKayla Maroney was saying to the Russian gymnasts in her head as the photo below was snapped. In...

Can Jordyn Bounce Back?

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The Americans need Jordyn Wieber to regain her swagger in a hurry if they're going to hold off Russia for Olympic gold. The two gymnastic...

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.

'I Had Waited My Whole Life For This, And Now I Couldn’t Wait To Be Done'

Posted 07.27.2012 | Women

I had waited my whole life for this, and now I couldn’t wait to be done with the Olympics, so that I could be done with the Karolyis.

U.S. Gymnast Held Out Of Practice

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- U.S. women's gymnastics team alternate Anna Li was held out of training on Thursday following a fall during her uneven bars routine earlier ...

nd Shannon Miller on Gymnastics, Olympic Trials and American Girls

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 08.31.2012 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

I spent the weekend at the Olympic gymnastic trials in San Jose, where I got a chance to talk to legendary gymnasts Carly Patterson and Shannon Miller.

This Olympian's Workout Routine And Go-To Snacks (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.03.2012 | Teen

When you watch Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman perform, it's easy to forget that she's an 18-year-old high school student who loves hanging out with her f...

Olympic Gymnast Reveals Secret Sister With No Legs

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Dominique Moceanu, a member of the 1996 gold-medal-winning US women's gymnastics team, received the biggest bombshell of her life as her father was dy...

Capitalized Communism in US Sports From Women's Gymnastics to IMG Academies

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Hilary Levey Friedman

As American youth sports become increasingly competitive, centralized training systems modeled on the success of communist sport, but driven by American capitalism, seem destined to develop further.

Chinese Gymnast Was Underage At 2000 Sydney Olympics, Officials Rule

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The international gymnastics officials who cleared China's team of age violations during the Beijing Games now say...

What Reality Television Can Do For The Olympics

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel Schwartzberg

Reality television show producers proudly note they invented the concept of competing in skimpy outfits for glory and lucrative contracts way before the Olympics did.

Romania's Sandra Izbasa Upsets Johnson, Liukin in Women's Floor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — Romania's Sandra Izbasa grabbed the gold medal on floor away from world champion Shawn Johnson at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday night...

No More Perfect 10s At The Beijing Olympics

New York Times | Juliet Macur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In one of the most memorable moments in Olympic history, the American gymnast Mary Lou Retton received a perfect 10.0 on her vault at the 1984 Los Ang...