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Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Neymar And More Help Launch Nike’s 2016 Fall Tech Pack

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Nike has released a short series highlighting the different ranges of sportswear silhouettes for the 2016 Fall Tech Pack. Athletes such as Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Rafael Nadal, Neymar and more helped with the campaign launch after their time in the recent Rio Olympics.  The collection features both Tech Fleece and Tech Knit, an all-new dynamic jacket […]

‘Stand Up!’ Lil Mama Defends Gabby Douglas with Video Essay

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To Internet trolls, Gabby Douglas disappointed at the Rio Olympics—not because of her award-winning talents in gymnastics, but with her hair. Rapper Lil Mama came to Douglas’ defense with a message on “self-hate.” “Gabby Douglas is a black women. Our hair is kinky naturally. So when I see other black women and other black men […]

Leslie Jones’ Next Role Could Be Olympic Commentator

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Leslie Jones may go from Ghostbuster to sportscaster. Her hilarious commentary during the Olympic Games caught the attention of NBC executives on August 7, 2016. Can I get an application? pic.twitter.com/QB3abCFPv3 — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016 “Gold Medal Jones” is what Mike Shoemaker of Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Awesomes, and SNL […]

NBC’s Olympic Broadcast Sparks Debates On Marketing and Sexism

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NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics wasn’t live, a move executives called better for business, even though ratings did not agree. Commercials engulfed the festivities of the Opening Ceremony last night [Friday, August 5]. John Miller and his NBC affiliates warned reporters last month of the network’s pre-taped broadcast at a July press conference. […]

Katy Perry ‘Rises’ in Second Video For Olympic Anthem

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Katy Perry has released the second music video to her Olympic anthem, “Rise.” Back with an inspirational message similar to “Firework,” Perry gets dragged through canyons, oceans, and storms by a pink parachute. And she can’t seem to gain control of her circumstances. The winds begin to change, though. Perry lifts herself up, and floats […]

Opening Ceremony Unveils New Collection For Summer Olympics

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The Rio Summer Games haven’t started yet, but eyes are already on the Opening Ceremony—not the moment when athletes from around the world step into the arena, but the famous fashion brand with an Olympics-styled collection. A boxing ring welcomes Brooklyn Museum patrons into Opening Ceremony’s pop-up shop. In creating the brand, inspiration from the […]

Black Lives Matter Takes Their Fight to The Rio Olympics

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American activists of the #BlackLivesMatter movement marched through central Rio de Janeiro with their Brazilian counterparts on Saturday [July 23] ahead of the inception of this year’s Olympic Games in the city. Most known for their active role in the fight against police brutality, Black Lives Matter traveled to Latin America’s largest country to help […]

Road To Rio: Olympians Simone Biles And Gabby Douglas Cover Teen Vogue

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With the summer Olympics only two months away, the world’s greatest athletes are putting on their game faces and getting ready to give their all in Rio De Janeiro. Most athletes train all of their lives to get a chance to perform against the super-stiff competition that the event brings. Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles […]

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Discusses Discrimination with Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to several U.S. athletes to mark 100 days until the Rio Games. According to ESPN, following her speech, she headed over to a temporary court set up in the middle of Time Square. New Jersey native Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, 30, greeted her there. The two women hugged and begun a fencing […]