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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 ...

The Truth about Coach-Athlete Relationships

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

If we truly want to address sexual abuse and harassment in sports we need to call it what it is, an abuse of power between the coach and the athlete that occurs at all ages. We are misled if educational materials imply something else.

WATCH: Pint-Sized Gymnast Wows At U.S. Championships

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 10.16.2013 | Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Simone Biles blew her first chance to show Martha Karolyi she could handle the big stage. There was no way she...

WATCH: How Gabby Douglas Got Over The Hair Drama

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices

We're still pretty confused as to how Gabby Douglas' history-making performance at the Summer 2012 Olympics turned into a debate about her hair, but w...

'Fierce Five' Enjoying The Spotlight

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 10.17.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — They've been on a whirlwind tour since the Olympics – from "Late Night With David Letterman" to the Empire State Building and t...

PHOTOS: Gabby Douglas Honored With Mural In Hometown

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

-- Gabby Douglas is really big in her hometown. Really big and painted on a wall. The gold-medal-winning gymnast has a giant mural painted in her ...

'Fierce Five' Ready To Turn Gold Into Green

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Now it's time to turn those golds into some green. With gymnastics competition over, the Fierce Five got an idea of what life is going to b...

Gabby Douglas Still Chasing Gold

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Gabby Douglas is back for her grand finale. Already a two-time gold medalist, the American teen nicknamed the Flying Squirrel has a chanc...

Gabby Douglas Comes Up Empty On Uneven Bars

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

Gabby Douglas can't win them all. Finishing last in the field of eight competitors in the women's uneven bars final, the U.S. gymnast couldn't add...

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...

Gabby Douglas' Mother Filed For Bankruptcy?

AP | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

NORFOLK, Va. — Court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia. The fili...

Tiebreak Rule Keeps U.S. Gymnast From Medal

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Aly Raisman grabbed the sides of her warmup jacket – at just about the place where a medal would have hung – and did what she's always d...

All-Around Champ! Gabby Does It

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Gabby Douglas now has an individual all-around gold medal to go with the team gold she won with her U.S. teammates. Dubbed the "Flying Squirrel" for h...

Olympic Gymnast's Lucky Towel Becomes Internet Sensation, Twitterverse Star

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

American gymnast Danell Leyva overcame several stumbles on Wednesday to win the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition. But Leyva's lucky to...

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 ...

U.S. Gymnast Rallies For Bronze

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Olympic medal on the line, Danell Leyva tried to find his center. Somewhere inside O2 Arena, his mother, Maria Gonzalez, knew he wouldn't h...

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...

WATCH: Aly Raisman's Parents Respond To Their Now-Famous Olympic Reaction

Posted 07.31.2012 | Parents

When Olympic gymnast, Aly Raisman, mounted the uneven bars in London on Sunday night, her parents, Lynn and Rick, were caught on camera doing a now-fa...

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...

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 ...

'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...

Shawn Johnson Makes A BIG Announcement

Just Jared Jr. | Posted 06.07.2012 | Teen

It’s official -- Shawn Johnson is retiring. The 20-year-old Olympian made the announcement over the weekend....

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...

Jewish Gymnast, 7, Balances Religious Faith And Sports

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEWARK, N.J. — When 7-year-old Amalya Knapp took the beam at the New Jersey state gymnastics finals last month, her excellent performance symbol...

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...