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  • Greta Thunberg Jan 8

    Are Child Crusaders, Heroes Fair Game for Adults Who Snipe?

    Children and teens, in this era of blurred boundaries, have at their disposal mobile megaphones — for the first time in human history — to reach the entire world. But does it give those who hear them the right to slap back?

  • Federal law May 16, 2018

    Nassar Victims to Get $500M in Michigan State Settlement

    Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus paid by Penn State University to settle claims by at least 35 people who accused...

  • The Associated Press Nov 23, 2017

    Raisman Embraces Role as ‘Fierce' Advocate for Abuse Victims

    The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell. It was jarring at first, if Raisman is being honest. When she pitched her autobiography “Fierce” to...

  • United States Nov 22, 2017

    Olympian Gabby Douglas Says Team Doctor Abused Her

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas revealed in an Instagram post on Tuesday that she was abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, who is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges on Wednesday, NBC News reported. The disclosure came in a new apology for a tweet last week in which Douglas said, in a response to Raisman talking about sexual...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Mar 17, 2017

    USA Gymnastics President Resigns Amid Abuse Scandal

    Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.

  • Danielle Abreu Nov 3, 2016

    CMA Awards Key Moments: Clinton and Trump Roasted, Beyonce and Dolly

    Pop superstar Beyonce helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Awards with a secret and boisterous performance of her song “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks. Beyonce hit the stage unintroduced when the show was about two-thirds over Wednesday, wearing multiple strands of pearls and a sheer, champagne-colored body-hugging dress. She looked happy and comfortable, dancing and clapping...

  • Danielle Abreu Nov 3, 2016

    Beyonce and Dixie Chicks Perform Together at CMA Awards

    Pop superstar Beyonce helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Awards with a secret and boisterous performance of her song “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks. Beyonce hit the stage unintroduced when the show was about two-thirds over Wednesday, wearing multiple strands of pearls and a sheer, champagne-colored body-hugging dress. She looked happy and comfortable, dancing and clapping...

  • Atlanta Aug 29, 2016

    Four of the Final Five From Rio Get Hugs From Beyonce

    Four of the Final Five gymnastics greats from the Rio Olympics wished ailing teammate Gabby Douglas well and got hugs from best female video winner Beyonce on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Simone Biles, in a girly red mini dress, had an attack of the giggles as she shared the stage with Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and...

  • JUDGE Aug 23, 2016

    Gold Medal-Winning Gymnast Gabby Douglas to Become a Miss America Judge

    After competing in two Olympics, it’s time for gold medalist Gabby Douglas to become the judge. The Miss America Organization announced Gabby Douglas is joining the judging panel for the 2017 Miss America competition. Musician and actress Laura Marano was also announced as a judge. “Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am...

  • United States Aug 19, 2016

    #Rio2016: Secrets of 3 Hurdling Medalists

    NBC10’s “Rio Bureau” consists of anchor and reporter Jacqueline London, producer Andrea Berry and photographer Dan Lee. This daily dispatch is from Andrea.

  • Coach Aug 17, 2016

    USA Gymnastics Primed for More Success After Karolyi

    Martha Karolyi doesn’t know who will replace her as national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics when she officially steps down later this month. She does, however, have a message: Don’t get cute. “The program is already built,” Karolyi said. “I just really hope that they don’t try to fix a program which proved itself and right now really shows that...

  • United States Aug 17, 2016

    Zac Efron, With Butterflies, Surprises Simone Biles and ‘Final Five' in Rio

    After defending their team all-around Olympics title and medaling in every gymnastics event, the “Final Five” members of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team were given a memorable surprise by Hoda Kotb during a “Today” show interview on Tuesday. Heartthrob Zac Efron crashed their interview with Kotb. He came to give personal well wishes to the team and specifically to Simone...

  • NBC Aug 12, 2016

    Simone Biles and Zac Efron: A Twitter Friendship

    Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles has made no secret of her love for Zac Efron and the 2016 Olympics proved Efron is a fan of hers too. Biles first confessed her crush on the “High School Musical” heartthrob during a March appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “Is it just ’cause he’s gorgeous, is that why you like him?” DeGeneres asked....

  • actress Aug 12, 2016

    Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Thanks Taylor Swift for Support

    “Final Five” gymnast Aly Raisman is in a rare club as a three-time Olympic gold medalist and it looks like she might be angling to be the newest member of Taylor Swift’s squad, too. The Grammy–winning singer-songwriter tweeted— for the first time since July— to congratulate the U.S. women’s gymnastics team on their gold medal performance.

  • NBC Aug 11, 2016

    ‘Friendship Goals': Biles and Raisman's Embrace Caps Incredible Rio Gymnastics Victory

    After cementing her status as the world’s best gymnast Thursday with a gold medal in individual all-round, Simone Biles invited silver medalist Aly Raisman back on the floor to celebrate their achievements together. Biles was untouchable on the floor, but the pair shared an emotional embrace after the final scores were announced.

  • United States Jul 18, 2016

    Olympians on Style Vs Comfort

    Whether a weightlifter, gymnast, basketball player or cyclist, Olympians know that medals are one size fits all. They have also long since learned that the clothes available for their bulging biceps, massive thighs and thick necks, are not. That’s why olympic style is all about their comfort.

  • NBC Jul 8, 2016

    US Olympic Women's Gymnastics Trials to Kick Off at San Jose's SAP Center

    Fourteen women will compete in the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympics Trials this weekend, but only five will balance, tumple and leap their way into Rio.

  • United States Jul 8, 2016

    USA Gymnasts Prep For Trials, Inspire Younger Athletes

    As 14 gymnasts vying for spots on Team USA were busy practicing for this weekend’s trials at SAP Center on Wednesday, younger athletes were giddy at the prospect of seeing their idols up close.

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