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Short-handed U.S. Wins Gold At World Gymnastic Championships

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 12.11.2011 | Sports

TOKYO — Gathering her young teammates before they took the floor, Aly Raisman told them this was going to be a night they'd remember for the res...

North Korea Launches Massive Dance And Gymnastics Show

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has launched a massive synchronized dance and gymnastics show meant to glorify its leaders and unify its people ahea...

Theater: Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana Murky But Fun At Radio City

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Cirque du Soleil is a victim of its own success. Over the years so many of their new shows have popped up all over the world it's inevitable that expectations have been raised and lowered many times.

WOW: Gymnast Pulls Off Astonishing Moves

Posted 06.12.2011 | Sports

Meet Jozef Wadecki, a Polish tumbler who can pull off some incredible moves. We are not sure when the video below took place, but it is simply amazing...

PHOTOS: International Pole Dancing Contest Begins

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) - Zoraya Judd says there is nothing she would rather do than pole dance. She's one of the best in the world at it and someday, she says, th...

PHOTOS: Frighteningly Flexible Girls Showcase Their Skills

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The annual rhythmic gymnastics championship arrived in Russia, and the host country is performing quite well. Girls from around the world are showcasi...

Nadia Comaneci's Olympic Journey and How She Found Her Focus

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Not long after seeing my first hero, Nadia Comaneci win the Olympics, I enrolled in a gymnastics class myself. I made great progress, and eventuall...

Unbelievable Cheerleading Moves Look Like They Belong In Olympics (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Whoa, cheerleading is looking a lot more like gymnastics these days. The pom-poms are gone, replaced by insane flips and extraordinary balancing acts...

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...

Shawn Johnson Injury: Olympic Medalist Hurts Knee Skiing In Colorado

AP | LUKE MEREDITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DES MOINES, Iowa — Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson will be in a leg brace for six weeks and her training will be limited for six months afte...

Know How China Got So Rich? They Cheated

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Danny Groner

How exactly China surpassed all of its powerful competition? Easy. They cheat. And they get caught a lot.

Unearthed Film Footage From Secret Sports Summit Reveals How Race and Sports Play Out (VIDEO)

Paul Mecurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Mecurio

NBC Signs Deal To Air More Live US Gymnastics

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DALLAS — USA Gymnastics signed a deal Wednesday to air its biggest events on NBC and cable partner Universal Sports through 2012. The agreement...

Sorry Tiger Woods, but Golf in the Olympics Is a Stupid Idea

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew DeBord

As we insist on adding competitions that let the pros in to a greater and greater extent, the chance to see more offbeat yet potentially thrilling contests evaporates.

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.

Political and Athletic Predictions for the 2012 London Olympics

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

Political and Athletic Predictions for the 2012 London Olympics Soon, many of us will be experiencing post-Olympics withdrawal once the Birds Nest...

IOC To Launch Investigation Into Ages Of Chinese Gymnasts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The International Olympic Committee will investigate whether the Chinese women's gymnastics team that won the gold medal had underage athletes, saying...

God And Man At The Olympics

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

When athletes point to the sky after winning an event and give all praise to God, are they just giving credit where credit is due? Or are they confusing personal glory with what really matters?

Shawn Johnson Takes Home The Gold In Balance Beam

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — Shawn Johnson finally got her Olympic gold medal in the last event of the women's competition Tuesday night, the balance beam. Johnso...

He Kexin, Gymnast At Center of Age Scandal, Wins Gold In Uneven Bars

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China's He Kexin has won a tiebreaker over all-around champion Nastia Liukin of the United States for the uneven bars gold medal Monday at the Beijing...

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...

Chinese Gymnasts Win Two More Golds in Horse, Floor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China gets gold on pommel horse China has made it 4-for-4 in men's gymnastics, with world champion Xiao Qin winning the pommel horse gold medal. Eve...

Reality Should Be Reported, Not Disregarded

Meghan Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Meghan Peters

Media here in China are running stories about Chinese gymnasts defending their ages of "16," though the rest of the world knows about the 11-year-old.

Olympic Regression

Jamie Reidy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Reidy

The guys invited me over to watch the Olympics. I assumed we'd be drinking beers. Instead, I was handed my grandfather's go-to drink while watching teenage girls smile and tumble and smile.