2016 rio olympics

Team USA Chooses Gymnast And Gold Medalist Simone Biles as Flag Bearer

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In case Simone Biles wasn’t already having an unbelievable Olympic career, the latest in Team USA news has her beaming with pride. Under the United States Olympic Committee, her teammates voted her flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony, which is held on Sunday, August 21. “This experience has been the dream of a lifetime for me and my […]

Carmelo Anthony Visits Rio Favelas, Plays Basketball With Neighborhood Children During Olympic Downtime

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There’s no doubt about it. Carmelo Anthony is for the children. With free time before the USA Men’s Olympic basketball team’s next game against Argentina, which is scheduled for today[August 17, 2016], the Knicks star and current U.S. Olympian spent Monday afternoon in Rio’s “favelas’, which is infamous for its gun violence and excessively high […]

Team USA Gold Medal Swimmers Robbed At Gunpoint

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Team USA swimmers are safe and sound after being robbed at gunpoint. The United States Olympic Committee told NBC about the incident occurring this morning [Sunday, August 14] in Rio, Brazil. Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen had just won their gold medals at this year’s Summer Olympics, and were en route back to […]

Puerto Rican Olympian Monica Puig’s Gold Medal in Tennis Breaks Barriers

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Nearly 70 years after the first Puerto Rican athletes stepped foot in an Olympic competition, Monica Puig finally brings home gold. Her tennis matches made history for her country and the Olympic Games. Puig’s win against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitová advanced her to the finals of women’s singles. Puig fought hard against Germany’s Angelique Kerber, ending with […]

Ibtihaj Muhammad To Be Honored By Fencer’s Club Among Other Rio Bound Olympians

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Ibtihaj Muhammad is breaking down barriers and making strides in fencing as a Muslim-American woman. The 30-year-old New Jersey born fencer has stated fencing is an outlet allowing her to express her athletic abilities and stay true to her Muslim faith. The Fencers Club will host an event honoring its Rio-bound athletes, including Muhammad. Muhammad […]