Michelle Obama Jokingly Scolds Gabby Douglas for Egg McMuffin

by Jorge Rivas on Aug 14, 2012 8:40AM

First Lady Michelle Obama, an advocate of healthy eating, and Gabby Douglas were guests on "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Monday night.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Olympics

Former Undocumented Immigrant Leo Manzano Wins Silver Medal for U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on Aug 8, 2012 9:41AM

Mexican-born, American runner Leo Manzano is the first American to medal in the 1,500-meter final since Jim Ryun won silver in 1968.

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Gabby Douglas Too Busy Competing to Care What You Think About Her Hair

by Julianne Hing on Aug 6, 2012 5:31PM

"You might as well stop talking about it," the Olympic champion said.

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An Olympic-Sized Income Gap Even Among Our World Class Athletes

by Imara Jones on Aug 6, 2012 3:06PM

The division between the 99 percent and the 1 percent extends to the U.S. Olympic team. The United States sent 529 athletes to compete in 25 sports.

Topics: /NOW, Economy, Olympics

Dominique Dawes: 'So Thrilled to Change My Website' After Gabby Douglas' Win

by Julianne Hing on Aug 3, 2012 12:50PM

Dawes was the only African-American gold medalist in gymnastics. No longer.

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Gabby Douglas Wasn't Thinking About The History She Was Making

by Julianne Hing on Aug 3, 2012 11:26AM

The powerhouse gymnast is the first black female to win an all-around gold after her stellar turn Thursday.

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Gabby Douglas' Mom Sold Her Jewelry To Keep Her In Gymnastics

by Julianne Hing on Aug 2, 2012 2:11PM

The road to the Olympian's gold medal wins this week was not an easy one for Douglas' family.

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There Are Olympians Without Countries--And Millions of Regular People, Too

by Jamilah King on Aug 1, 2012 9:15AM

Who were those "independent" Olympic athletes at the opening ceremonies? They're stateless, and they reveal just how capricious borders can be.

Topics: Olympics, Global Affairs, Arts & Culture

Los Fixie Riders: L.A. Latino Teens on Why They Prefer Fixed Gear Bikes

by Jorge Rivas on Aug 1, 2012 9:09AM

Taking a cue from velodrome Olympians and city bike messengers, Latino teens are tricking on bikes without gears.

Topics: Olympics, Arts & Culture, Summer

A Brief Guide to This Summer's Unexpected U.S. Olympians of Color

by Jorge Rivas on Jul 6, 2012 9:51AM

A list of eight athletes of color who will be competing for the U.S. in Olympic sports categories that historically have not been very diverse.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Olympics