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    Jessica Ennis-Hill Receives Gold Medal

    Jessica Ennis-Hill is a track and field athlete from England and Olympic gold medalist in the heptathlon.  I recently wrote an article on the site regarding her retirement.  You can…
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    Katie Ledecky Breaking NCAA Records

    Winning medals in Rio this past summer just wasn't enough for Katie Ledecky.  She became one of the few American women to grab at least four gold medals in a single…
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    Lindsey Vonn Breaks Arm

    American Olympic skier Lindsay Vonn recently broke her arm while training in Colorado.  The break was pretty bad as she stated in a Facebook post that humerus bone in her…
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    Simone Biles Remains in the Spotlight

    Simone Biles is really killing it. With hot dates, music videos and #friendshipgoals, it does not matter what she is doing, it is just amazing. Simone Biles, who is the…
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    Jessica Ennis-Hill Retiring

    Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic gold medalist, has now announced her retirement from athletics. Ennis-Hill is a two time world champion. At Rio Olympics 2016, the 30-year-old Ennis-Hill won silver in the…

Shiffrin is Invincible

Many readers may not be familiar with the name Mikaela Shiffrin as she competes in the relatively lesser known sport of alpine ski racing.  However, you may want to keep your…

Jessica Ennis-Hill Receives Gold Medal

Jessica Ennis-Hill is a track and field athlete from England and Olympic gold medalist in the heptathlon.  I recently wrote an article on the site regarding her retirement.  You can…

Katie Ledecky Breaking NCAA Records

Winning medals in Rio this past summer just wasn't enough for Katie Ledecky.  She became one of the few American women to grab at least four gold medals in a single…

Lindsey Vonn Breaks Arm

American Olympic skier Lindsay Vonn recently broke her arm while training in Colorado.  The break was pretty bad as she stated in a Facebook post that humerus bone in her…

Simone Biles Remains in the Spotlight

Simone Biles is really killing it. With hot dates, music videos and #friendshipgoals, it does not matter what she is doing, it is just amazing. Simone Biles, who is the…

Jessica Ennis-Hill Retiring

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic gold medalist, has now announced her retirement from athletics. Ennis-Hill is a two time world champion. At Rio Olympics 2016, the 30-year-old Ennis-Hill won silver in the…

U.S. Short Track Speedskating Roster Announced

On Monday, U.S. Speedskating announced its rosters for the Short Track Fall World Cup team. Three Ex-Olympians will be making the women’s and men’s rosters for the team. The six-player…

Valeri Liukin New Head of U.S. Women’s Gymnastics

Valeri Liukin, owner of a North Texas gym that has trained several Olympic gold medalists, has been named the head of U.S. Women’s gymnastics program. The WOGA Gymnastics gym, owned…

U.S. Olympians’ Medical Records Hacked from WADA

The private medical data of seven time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, and other female United States Olympians was posted online this Tuesday after the…

Aly Raisman Aiming for 2020 Olympic Gymnastics Appearance

Heavily decorated U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, is seeking to join some rarified air with a return to competition in Tokyo’s summer games, four years from now. She is hoping…

Simone Biles tumbles into Olympic history

Team USA gymnast, Simone Biles, had an Olympic debut that no one will ever forget. The 2016 Rio Olympics may be over, but that doesn’t mean the conversations surrounding the Games…

Katie Ledecky: The golden child of the Rio Olympics

Swimming sensation Katie Ledecky left Rio with four gold medals, but there is still more left for one of the greatest athletes to accomplish. Although it has been a week…

Women’s Olympic Basketball: Team USA Dominance

Olympic Basketball Bronze Medal Game Today was a big day in Women’s Olympic basketball, as the four remaining Olympic basketball teams played for the final medal standings. In the matchup…

Olympic Golf: Inbee Park wins gold medal by five shots

Inbee Park has struggled all season with injuries and has only played a handful of events on the LPGA Tour. That didn't stop her from regaining her old magic this…

Olympic golf: Inbee Park leads heading into final round

Conditions and scoring were excellent over the first two days of the women's individual stroke play in Rio, as 35 of the 60 players were under par. Unexpectedly, the winds…

Women’s Olympic Basketball: Gold Medal Matchup is Set

Setting the Olympic Basketball Medal Matchups Today was a big day in Women’s Olympic basketball, as the four remaining Olympic basketball teams played for a shot at medaling. The winning…

Olympic Golf: Inbee Park leads at halfway point

The second round of women's individual stroke play saw excellent scoring, with the round of the day going to Stacy Lewis of the United States, who shot a 63. Her…

Ariya Jutanugarn leads by one after opening round

The stage was set for the first round of women's Olympic golf in Rio on Wednesday. The field is stacked with many players who can contend for gold medal honors.…

Olympic soccer: Germany face Sweden in Women’s Soccer Final

Germany and Sweden will meet for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics after both countries advanced to the women's soccer final on Tuesday in Brazil. The Rio Olympics' women's soccer…

Women’s Olympic Basketball: Elimination Play Begins

Quarterfinals Kick Off the Olympic Bracket Today marked the true beginning of Women’s Olympic Basketball play. The teams walked on to the court with only one team surviving to play…

Simone Biles wins floor exercise for fourth gold medal

The quest for a record five gold medals at Rio went up in smoke for Simone Biles following a bronze medal on the beam. That didn't stop Biles from focusing…

Women’s Olympic Basketball: Elimination Play is Set

Final Standings for the Field  The preliminaries for Women’s Olympic Basketball and now complete and the elimination bracket is set. The top four teams from each Group will now advance…

Simone Biles stumbles on beam as Sanne Wevers takes gold

Simone Biles, who most recently took gold the vault finals, looked to add to her gold medal streak in today's beam finals. While the favorite in the event, the beam…

Team USA makes a splash in the pool

Swimming came to a close last night in the 2016 Rio Olympics with Team USA dominating in the pool. Team USA has been off to a spectacular start in the…

Aliya Mustafina takes gold again in uneven bars

For one of the few events in women's gymnastics in this year's Olympic games, the United States were not clear favorites for the gold. While defending co-world champion Madison Kocian and Gabby…

Simone Biles takes home gold in vault

Having already won gold in the team final and individual all-around, Simone Biles entered the vault the clear favorite for the gold medal.  Last to compete in the field of…

Monica Puig’s Rio Olympics – Biggest Surprise in Year’s

Monica Puig of Puerto Rico won the gold medal for women's singles. Is she the biggest surprise winner of a major event since the 2010 French Open? Monica Puig, following…

Olympic Soccer: USWNT Crash Out of Rio 2016

The US women's national team crashed out of the Rio Olympics, losing its quarterfinal match against Sweden on penalties after finishing 1-1 AET. The USWNT's four matches at the Rio…

Women’s Olympic Basketball: U.S. Tops Group B Challenger Canada

Outlook for the Field  We are now through seven full days of play of preliminary rounds of Women’s Olympic Basketball and the standings are starting to look more definite in…

Angelique Kerber vs Monica Puig – Women’s Gold Medal Match

The Rio final in women's singles will feature Angelique Kerber against an upstart player from Puerto Rico. Angelique Kerber will enter the women's final on Saturday as the favorite to…

Simone Biles Takes Gold, Aly Raisman Silver in Gymnastics All-Around

After significantly helping the Fierce Five take gold on Tuesday, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman set their eyes on the medal podium in the individual all-around on Thursday. Biles and…

Petra Kvitova – Rio Olympic Medal Could Save Season

Petra Kvitova hasn't had the best 2016 season. However, she's a match-win away from a medal at Rio 2016. The quarterfinals in the women's singles draw were all played on…

Rio Day 5: U.S. swimming dominate relay, seven golds given out

Women athletes from around the world continue to make an impact in Rio. As day five of the 2016 Rio Olympics came to an end, seven more gold medals were…

Olympic soccer: USWNT Top Group Despite Hope Solo Gifting Colombia Two Goals

The US women's national team topped Group G at the Rio Olympics despite drawing 2-2 with last place side Colombia. The USWNT sealed its passage into the quarter-finals of the Rio…

Elina Svitolina Upsets Serena Williams – Olympics Day 4

The Ukraine's Elina Svitolina scored one of the biggest upsets of her career in Rio's rounf of 16. Garbine Muguruza and Serena Williams, a couple of the tournament favorites at…

Women’s Olympic Basketball: Australia and U.S. Lead the Pack

Outlook for the Field  Women’s Olympic Basketball is currently in the preliminary rounds with twelve teams divided in to two separate groups. Group A includes Australia, Belarus, Brazil, France, Japan…

Rio Day 4: Team USA dominates, 7 golds handed out

Day four of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games ended with the U.S. women dominating in historic fashion. Many athletes and countries made history, broke records, and experienced heartbreak, as day…

USA Wins Gold In Record Fashion

Clearly the favorites heading into Rio for the Olympic games, the United States gymnastics team dominated in the qualifying round, defeating China by ten points. With the team finals today,…

Garbine Muguruza’s Draw Opens at Rio 2016

Garbine Muguruza of Spain advanced to the third round and she now has a great look of making the semifinals. Garbine Muguruza, who has had little success since winning the…

Serena Williams Both Advances and Loses in Rio – August 7th

Serena Williams was active in both the women's singles event and the women's doubles event on Sunday.  Day 2 of the Rio Olympics is history and the first round of the…

Team USA Dominates in Qualfications

The US women's gymnastic team headed to Rio with the expectations to bring home their second consecutive gold medal. At the preliminaries inside Rio Olympic Arena, Team USA performed better…

Rio Day 2: swimmers break records, 9 golds handed out

Day two of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games have come to a close after an exciting display of performances. Women athletes from around the world are making their mark in…

Olympic soccer: Hope Solo keeps clean sheet in USWNT win

Hope Solo made six saves in the USWNT's second group stage match, helping the women's team defeat France 1-0. The USWNT defeated France 1-0 on Saturday evening in Belo Horizonte thanks to Carli…

Eugenie Bouchard, Madison Keys – Rio 2016 Aug. 6 Results

Canada's best hope for a medal in women's tennis advanced on Saturday, August 6th as did one of the tournament favorites for singles. The Rio 2016 tennis draw for women's…

Olympic Soccer: US Women Cruise to 2-0 Victory over New Zealand

The US women's national team kicked off the Rio Olympic soccer tournament with an easy 2-0 victory over New Zealand in the first match for both teams. The defending Olympic…

Top 5 U.S. Swimmers To Watch For In The Olympics

While Team USA has officially been named across all sports, there are five women swimmers to keep an eye on at this year's Olympics. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games are…

USA Women’s Basketball Team – Geno Auriemma Planning?

The American women have played two exhibition games as the prepare to go for gold in Rio. Team USA have played two exhibition games in women's basketball. First the national…

Gabby Douglas handed shot at Rio 2016

Did Gabby Douglas really deserve an Olympic spot after shaky trials ? A shaky performance at the Olympic trials still lead Gabby Douglas to make the women’s U.S. Olympics gymnastics…

Swimming Phenoms Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky Begin Quest For Rio Gold

2012 gold-medalist swimmer Missy Franklin and 19-year-old Katie Ledecky look to make the 2016 Rio Olympics during the U.S trials this week. With the 2016 Rio Olympic Games just a…

Olympic Drug Test Failures. 23 Athletes From 2012 Olympics Fail Testing.

The 2012 London Olympics were thought to be the cleanest games yet, despite one man's 2012 accusation that nearly 60% are misusing drugs. As the Daily Mail reported, “Victor Conte,…

North Korean women’s football crew draws South in Rio qualifiers

OSAKA, Japan North Korea's women's soccer team drew 1-1 with South Korea in Japan, in its first game of Asian qualifying for the 2016 Rio de…

WADA looking into Chinese swimming doping allegations

Berlin (dpa) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is looking into allegations of covered-up doping tests in Chinese swimming and said the sport's ruling body FINA…

WADA to look into allegations of doping in Russian swimming

Berlin (dpa) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will look into allegations of systematic doping in Russian swimming and then decide whether it will open an…

Nine tests to see if you have what it takes to be an Olympic athlete

Canadian amateur sports hope a new talent identification program will help uncover the next great Olympian. Toronto hosted an RBC Training Ground camp Saturday - one…

Prosecuters Push to Drop Charges Against Picabo Street

A December 23, 2015 dispute in Park City, Utah between Picabo Street and her father, Roland Street, resulted in Picabo's arrest and Picabo facing domestic violence…

She Swam for Her Life to the Greek Coast, Now Syrian Refugee is Olympic Hopeful

A teen-aged girl who saved the lives of fellow refugees may soon represent them at the 2016 Olympics. Fleeing Syria last August, Yusra Mardini and her…

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