Olympics

Asian girl with blonde hair wearing grey hat and yellow and orange goggles and grey hoodie while wrapped in red and white and blue U.S. flag smiles in front of red wall and white snow

Chloe Kim is Youngest Female Snowboarder to Win Olympic Gold

The Korean-American teenager is one of 13 Asian-American athletes representing the U.S. in PyeongChang.

Black man in red and white and blue skating uniform smiles in front of blurry brown and red and green background

7 Team USA Athletes of Color to Watch at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

There are a total of 20 United States-based people of color going for the gold in South Korea.  

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Olympian John Carlos: 'If You're Famous and You're Black, You Have to Be An Activist'

Carlos, who famously raised the Black Power fist on the winner’s stand at the 1968 Olympics, addressed the importance of Black athletes’ activism in a new Vox piece.

WATCH: Gabby Douglas Reminds Us Why She's Amazing

Just in case you forgot she was a boss, the gymnast hit up the American Cup and sprinkled #BlackGirlMagic all over it.

This Black Woman Will Make History as the First U.S. Olympian to Compete in a Hijab

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will compete with Team USA in Rio de Janeiro this summer. 

These New Guidelines Make it Easier for Transgender Athletes to Compete in the Olympics

But the final decision still rests in the hands of individual sports federations.

Meet the Fastest Girl in the History of the World

Candace Hill—who’s just 16—may be on her way to the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. 

Doc Delves Into the Life of Female Boxing Champion 'T-Rex'

Clarissa “T-Rex” Shields goes from an impoverished upbringing in Flint, Michigan, to bringing home Olympic gold.

Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Show

Douglas will train for the 2016 gold with thousands of viewers watching.

Meet Muslim Figure Skater Zahra Lari, Who Performs in Hijab

The 18-year-old figure skater from the United Arab Emirates is known to the folks back home as the “Ice Princess.”

Meet Chloe Kim, an Incredible 13-Year-Old Snowboarder

Too bad she won’t be at this year’s Olympic games.

Mexican Alpine Skier to Sport Mariachi Look at Sochi Olympics

Hubertus von Hohenlohe wants to make an impact on the slopes at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, even if he doesn’t win a medal.

Meet the Black Army Vet Who's Going the Distance At the Paralympics

Centra “Ce-Ce” Mazyck, who was paralyzed during a parachute jump with the 82 Airborne in November 2003, will compete in the javelin at the London Paralympics

First Look: Oprah's Balance Beam Routine with Gabby Douglas!

Oprah Winfrey recently took a trip to Des Moines, Iowa to interview Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas for her show “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that will air this Sunday.

Michelle Obama Jokingly Scolds Gabby Douglas for Egg McMuffin

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

When Douglas was asked how she celebrated her three gold Olympic medals, she said she splurged on a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin.

“You’re setting me back, Gabby,” the First Lady told Douglas.

“Sorry!” said Douglas in between giggling.

Gabby Douglas Gets a Mural in Her Hometown and She's Going to be on 'Oprah'

Gabby Douglas will return to her hometown of

Virginia Beach, Va to find a new 9-by-30 foot mural made in her honor.

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

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.

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

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

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

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. The gaping income inequality seen in the wider society is stark even amongst this group carrying the nation’s pride in London.

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

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