Home Tags Olympics

Tag: Olympics

An Olympic swimmer rescued a drowning man who had fallen off an inflatable unicorn while on holiday in Sardinia

Filippo Magnini spotted 45-year-old Andrea Benedetto in distress off the shore of Cala Sinzias beach and beat the lifeguards to reach the man.
Gus Kenworthy (right) and his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas (left).

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy on coming out as gay, turning pro, and how he balances sports, acting, and advocacy

Gus Kenworthy became the first Olympic skier to come out as gay in 2015. Ever since, his skiing has gotten better, and he's gotten more successful.
Laurie Hernandez practices on balance beam. She earned a silver medal on the event at Rio in 2016.

USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez eyes 2020 Tokyo Olympics comeback with new mantra

After two years off from the sport filled with many opportunities, Laurie Hernandez is making her comeback with her sight set on 2020 Tokyo.
Pita Tafatofua will try to represent his home country of Tonga in a third straight Olympics.

The shirtless Tonga flag bearer is learning kayaking to try and compete in a third straight Olympics

Pita Taufatofua wants to become the first person to compete in three different sports at the Olympics.

‘I sleep all the time, because it’s the closest thing to death’: Simone Biles talks about facing depression after sexual abuse

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles spoke to Priyana Chopra Jonas about the depression she faced after being sexually abused by Larry Nassar.
Chloe Kim isn't sure her body will hold up until 2026.

Chloe Kim will likely retire by 26 because she worries her body will ‘fall apart’ from snowboarding

Despite being just 18 years old, Chloe Kim may not dominate snowboarding for too long, simply because she may not want to.
Snowboarding Olympian Shaun White came under fire after dressing up as an intellectually disabled character for Halloween.

Shaun White apologizes for wearing ‘insensitive’ Halloween costume based on ‘Tropic Thunder’ character

Snowboarding Olympian Shaun White came under fire after dressing up as an intellectually disabled character for Halloween.
After returning from a year-long hiatus, Simone Biles reminded the world why she is the best gymnast in the game.

Simone Biles received a perfect score on a vault never attempted before en route to winning worlds selection camp

After returning from a year-long hiatus, Simone Biles reminded the world why she is the best gymnast in the game.
The Pripyat amusement park in Ukraine has been deserted since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

10 famous and expensive structures around the world that are now abandoned

Around the world, massive structures that likely cost millions to build, including amusement parks, resorts, and Olympic arenas, sit abandoned. From Olympic venues in Brazil to an amusement park in China, these constructions were abandoned due to financial woes, war, or even nuclear disaster.
The Pripyat amusement park in Ukraine has been deserted since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

10 famous and expensive structures around the world that are now abandoned

Around the world, massive structures that likely cost millions to build, including amusement parks, resorts, and Olympic arenas, sit abandoned. From Olympic venues in Brazil to an amusement park in China, these constructions were abandoned due to financial woes, war, or even nuclear disaster.