gymnastics

Simone Biles Is Teaching Americans That Adoptive Parents Are Just Parents

The 4-foot-9 all-star gymnast dominating the Olympics isn’t just racking up medals in Rio and making an international name for herself as potentially the best gymnast of a generation. More »


USA Gymnastics Allegedly Failed To Report Sexual Abuse From Coaches For Years

USA Gymnastics officials admitted under oath during a lawsuit that the organization has a policy in place that tells coaches to ignore abuse allegations that are just “hearsay” and only report allegations that are detailed in a written statement. More »


Japan Finally Has Some Rules For Human Pyramids In Schools

Even at five tiers, safety still seems like a tall order here. More »


Here’s UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus’s Incredible Floor Routine, Complete With A Carefully Timed Dab

This is what all floor routines should look like from here on out. More »


10 Reasons Gabby Douglas & Simone Biles Have Me Pumped For The 2016 Olympics

If you hear the names Simone Biles or Gabby Douglas and your first response is “who dat?” I have words for you. Who are they? Why, only most kick ass chicks in the world gymnastics. They have both tumbled, flipped, vaulted and balanced their way to multiple titles and gold medals, making them two of… More »


Absolute Beginners: Gymnastics And What Makes Embarrassment Worth It

Turns out I suck at gymnastics, but it was 100 percent worth trying. More »


Watch This LSU Gymnast Score A Perfect 10 With Amazing Routine

Let it be made perfectly clear by this Louisiana State University student’s perfect 10 routine that the Olympics are not the only place to watch incredible gymnastics. Junior Lloimincia Hall nailed her highly entertaining floor routine earlier this year, video for which is now making the rounds on the internet — and it’s easy to see why. Best… More »


Well Played: Gabby Douglas Is A Golden Girl

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas looked every bit the sparkling superstar that she is while navigating JFK Airport on her way to an appearance on “The Tonight Show” yesterday. Her metallic gold mini skirt and black motorcycle jacket are a flattering, edgy, and age-appropriate choice for her triumphant return to the U.S. Gabby definitely… More »


21 Photos That Prove Rhythmic Gymnastics Is Not So Lame After All!

I must admit, I haven’t always entirely understood rhythmic gymnastics. Oh sure, it requires skill, but I’ve always wondered if rhythmic gymnasts were people who couldn’t hack it in regular gymnastics once the various apparatuses were introduced. Well, upon watching the rhythmic gymnasts perform at the London Olympics these last two days, I am prepared… More »


Frisky Q&A: Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas’ Mom Natalie On Raising An Olympian

Natalie Hawkins is the mother behind gold medal Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. Sixteen-year-old Douglas managed to capture the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around, and helped lead the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to the gold medal in team competition. But Gabby couldn’t have done it without the love and support of Natalie, who sacrificed… More »


Olympics 2012: The Best Photos From The Women’s Gymnastics’ Floor & Beam Finals!

Sadly — well, for me at least, because I love it — today was the last day of gymnastics events at the 2012 Olympics in London. In addition to the men’s parallel bars final, the women competed in the finals for floor and beam; all three events will air tonight in the U.S. but if you… More »


Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ Mom On Deciding To Let Her Daughter Train Halfway Across The Country

“In 2010, it came to a head and I had to make a decision. There were only two factors to consider: I could either stand in the way of her dreams, or I could get on board with it. And I knew she needed another coach. I knew she needed a higher level of coaching. More »


Find Out Who Won The Women’s Gymnastics All-Around Medals!

Hey! The women’s gymnastics all-around competition was today, but it’s not airing on TV until tonight and you could have only watched it live online if you have a workplace/computer setup/cable provider that allows for such things. So I’m sitting here, knowing who won what and I want to write about it because tomorrow frickin’ More »


U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Gets One Direction Parody Song

Earlier this week, the folks at NOC composed a Ryan Lochte-themed parody of that inescapable Carly Rae Jepsen song called “Call Me Lochte.” Well, now the gold medal winning U.S. women’s gymnastics team has scored their own parody tribute, this time to One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” called “That’s What Makes You Flexible.” More »


If Nose Picking Were An Olympic Sport, This Guy Would Get The Gold

This guy was going for the gold while Jordyn Wieber was winning it. On a side note, we’re sorry Jordyn didn’t qualify for the individual all-around. That’s boogers. [Laugh At Your Problems] … More »


Get It, Girls! Team USA Competes In The Women’s Team Gymnastics Finals!

We are a littttttle obsessed with Team USA’s women’s gymnastics team so we kept one eye on the live-stream of the team finals competition today (which airs tonight on NBC). Click through to see Gabby, McKayla, Jordyn, Kyla, and Aly competing — but be warned: we reveal whether they won any medals at the end! … More »


Gymnast Aly Raisman’s Parents Are Amazing

On Sunday, U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman gave such an amazing performance on the uneven bars that she scored one of two spots competing for the all-around medal. But it’s her parents that stole the spotlight. Watch Ricky and Lynn Raisman contort themselves as they cheer their daughter on from the stands. … More »


Meet Your Team USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team!

These are the five female athletes picked to compete on behalf of Team USA in gymnastics at this summer’s London Olympics. Having spent the week watching these young ladies practice and compete at Olympic trials in San Jose, I am elated that they made the cut. Find out a little more about Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla… More »


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