Rio 2016

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#POCMedalWatch: Athletes of Color Carry USA to Overwhelming Victory

Our final installment chronicles the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ respective victories and so much more from the Rio Olympics’ final weekend.

Claressa Shields in navy and red warm-ups, holding two gold medals on green ribbons

WATCH Gold Medalist Boxer Claressa Shields' Rise to Power in 'T-Rex: Her Fight For Gold'

PBS will stream the documentary about the Olympic gold-winning Black female boxer—and Flint native—through September 2.

Dalilah Muhammad in navy and green racing outfit, holding red, white and blue American flag

#POCMedalWatch: Delilah Muhammad and Ashton Eaton Race to Gold Glory

Muhammad is the first American woman to win the 400m hurdles race.

Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali wrapped in red, white and blue American flags with blue sky and brown beach in the background

#POCMedalWatch: Black Track Stars Net Team USA Three New Gold Medals

Can Team USA clear 100 medals by the end of the week?

Simone Biles in red, white and blue gymnastics unitard with beige background

#POCMedalWatch: Simone Biles Nets Fourth Gold Medal in Rio

Laurie Hernandez, Danell Leyva and several other athletes also earned medals.

Michelle Carter in blue striped t-shirt holding red, white and blue American flag.

#POCMedalWatch: Michelle Carter, 'The Simones,' Venus Williams and More Excel in Rio

The medals just keep coming for American athletes of color at the Olympics.

Simone Manuel and Simone Biles in red and navy warm-ups with gold medals on green ribbons

#POCMedalWatch: 'The Simones' Redefine Olympic History With Gold Medals

Simone Manuel and Simone Biles, plus Ryan Lochte and Nico Hernández, maintained Team USA’s winning streak at the Rio games.

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NBC Ignored Simone Manuel's Historic Medal Ceremony, Fans Clapped Back

Manuel just became the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming. You won’t believe what NBC thought was more important for viewers to see.

Daryl Homer in navy and red warm ups, wearing silver medal on green ribbon

#POCMedalWatch: Daryl Homer Fences Way To Silver Medal

Homer adds another medal to our ongoing list of Team USA medalists of color at the Rio Olympics.

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#POCMedalWatch: Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez Bolster Team USA Medal Count

The gymnasts earned gold medals in Rio last night.

Lia Neal in black swimsuit against blue water

#POCMedalWatch: Here Are All the U.S. Olympians of Color Who Have Won Medals So Far

We’re keeping track of the American athletes of color who earn gold, silver and bronze medals in Rio.

Ibtihaj Muhammad in black hijab and grey fencing uniform against black background

History-Making Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Wins First Round of Fencing Competition

Muhammad is the first American Olympic athlete to compete while wearing a hijab.

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Drop Everything: 4 Features About Simone Biles That You Must Read Today

From her views on race to the science behind her prowess, you know you wanna know more about the world’s best gymnast’s ass-kicking brand of #BlackGirlMagic.

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.