Simone Manuel became the first black woman to win an individual swimming event. And Simon Biles officially claimed her crown as the best gymnast in the world.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, U.S.-backed militias achieved new progress in capturing the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Libya. Forces say they have now liberated 70 percent of Sirte. Also, the Australian government suggested asylum seekers complaining of sexual abuse…
On Friday, long-distance runner Alexi Pappas will compete in Rio in her first-ever Olympic race. But unlike many of her Olympic peers, Pappas does not put all her talent in one basket. In addition to training as a world-class runner,…
Wednesday night, the competition in the men’s gymnastics all-around was an extremely close race between Japan's Kohei Uchimura and Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev.
After her teammates Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez performed exceptionally on the floor, American gymnast Simone Biles only needed better than 7.591 for her routine to secure the Olympic gold medal for the U.S. on Tuesday.
Simone Biles and Team USA look to dominate women's gymnastics, Michael Phelps sets his sights on a little payback and divers search for an answer to why their pool is green.
A roundup of who racked up gold medals in swimming, plus other noteworthy moments from Monday.
Team USA has been living up to expectations during the first few days in Rio de Janeiro. Judy Woodruff speaks with USA Today's Christine Brennan about initial U.S. achievements, criticism of Russian athletes in response to the doping scandal, how…
By Lora Strum
Music can be a stimulant or a sedative. It can also improve athletic performance by enhancing mood, improving muscle control and helping the brain build key muscle memories, according to London researcher Costas Karageorghis.
By Mary Jo Brooks
The 26-year-old athlete, who will compete in the women's 10,000 meter at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, was a poetry major.
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