2016 Olympics

Fresh off of her record-setting turn in Rio, Simone Biles has made public appearances, is raking in the endorsements, and is now set to tell her life story in an upcoming autobiography. Courage to Soar will detail how the 19-year-old Olympic gold medalist and World Champion got her start in gymnastics and became one of the best — if […]

GETTY IMAGES: With loads of support behind him, US Olympian Charles Conwell is returning home. “The support was enormous…support from different states, not just Ohio,” said Annette Conwell, the 18 year old Olympian’s mother. And after almost a year of training, Charles Conwell’s road to Rio finally became a reality. “I said to my teammate, […]

Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images The Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro were about much more than athletes winning coveted medals for their home country for some Olympians. The Christian Post rounded up five Christian Olympians who used their international platform to glorify God even without gold, medal or bronze hardware. 1. Abbey D’Agostino, 24, […]

getty image: When Simone Biles arrived in Brazil for the Rio Olympics, she had yet to claim her first Olympic medal. But when she walked into Maracana Stadium for the Closing Ceremony Sunday, the U.S. gymnast had five to her name ― four of them gold ― and the American flag in her hands. Team […]

US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behaviour on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, where he and three other American swimmers were seen on video at a gas station apparently vandalizing the place. Police say at least one of the men was involved in vandalizing the gas station and urinating on its premises outdoors. […]

Simone Biles continues to make headlines after winning four medals in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The young gymnastics champion has won 14 medals in her career, making her the first person to own the most world medals in U.S. history. Digiday.com notes that Simone already has $2 million in endorsement deals, including a range of […]

Francois Nel/Getty Images The lawyer for U.S. Olympic swimmer James Feigen says he will pay about $10,800 Friday and then leave Brazil following the robbery scandal involving the U.S. swim team. Attorney Breno Melaragno says early Friday that, under an agreement reached with a Brazilian judge, Feigen will donate 35,000 Brazilian reals to an “institution” […]

getty images: The Team USA swimmers who claimed to have been the victims of an alleged armed robbery in Rio de Janeiro, fabricated the incident, a source close to the Brazilian police department confirmed to NBC. The revelation comes as three of the American swimmers were expected to give statements to Brazilian police on Thursday […]

Cameron Spencer, 2016 Getty Images Tianna Bartoletta leaped a personal-best 7.17 meters (23 feet, 6 1/4 inches) on Wednesday at Olympic Stadium to win the women’s long jump. In the process she upset the reigning champion and fellow American Brittney Reese. Bartoletta came through on her fifth attempt, just after Reese had taken the lead […]

GETTY IMAGES Oh sure, having Zac Efron pay you a surprise visit and then kiss you on the cheek, NBD, right? As if Olympic sensation Simone Biles didn’t already have plenty of reasons to smile — like maybe her four gold medals and one bronze — she’s got another reason now. Actor Zac Efron — […]

After finishing first in the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, English Gardner hugged her competitors and mimed scooping food from a plate to her mouth. It was a nod to her coach, whom she had told, “If you can get me to the dinner table … I promise I’m going to eat.” And […]

getty images: These bruises are caused by “cupping” — an ancient Chinese medical technique that may — or may not — stimulate muscles and increase blood flow, possibly relieving pain. The practice has become newly trendy among athletes and celebrities, experts said. Cupping gets its name from special round cups that are placed on the […]