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Meet Muslim Figure Skater Zahra Lari, Who Performs in Hijab

Meet Muslim Figure Skater Zahra Lari, Who Performs in Hijab

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 2:43PM

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

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

by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 2:40PM

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mexican Alpine Skier to Sport Mariachi Look at Sochi Olympics

Mexican Alpine Skier to Sport Mariachi Look at Sochi Olympics

by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 10:51AM

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

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

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2012, 1:41PM

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

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

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 3:45PM

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michelle Obama Jokingly Scolds Gabby Douglas for Egg McMuffin

Michelle Obama Jokingly Scolds Gabby Douglas for Egg McMuffin

by Jorge Rivas on August 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. When Douglas was asked how she celebrated her three gold Olympic medals, she said she splurged on…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

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

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

by Jorge Rivas on August 13 2012, 2:32PM

Gabby Douglas will return to her hometown of Virginia Beach, Va to find a new 9-by-30 foot mural made in her honor.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

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

by Jorge Rivas on August 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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

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

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

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

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

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

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

by Imara Jones on August 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. The gaping income inequality seen in the wider society is stark even amongst…

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Olympics

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

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

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

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

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

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

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

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

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

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

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

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

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

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

by Jamilah King on August 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: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, Olympics

Michelle Obama Hugs Entire USA Olympic Men's Basketball Team

Michelle Obama Hugs Entire USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

by Jamilah King on July 30 2012, 12:58PM

The USA’s men’s basketball team is favored at the Olympics and Michelle Obama loves it.

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Caster Semenya To Carry South Africa's Flag In Olympic Ceremony

Caster Semenya To Carry South Africa’s Flag In Olympic Ceremony

by Jorge Rivas on July 26 2012, 12:45PM

Caster Semenya will carry South Africa’s flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Banksy Interrupts the Olympics

Banksy Interrupts the Olympics

by Jorge Rivas on July 24 2012, 11:44AM

On Monday, the street artist Banksy added to two new pieces to the walls of London. Just days before the opening ceremony at the Olympics.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fencing Team's Ibtihaj Muhammad Hoped to Become First U.S. Woman to Compete at Olympics in a Hijab

Fencing Team’s Ibtihaj Muhammad Hoped to Become First U.S. Woman to Compete at Olympics in a Hijab

by Jorge Rivas on July 10 2012, 11:56AM

The 25-year-old New Jersey native appeared to be unstoppable at competitions last month and came pretty close to making it to London.

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American Indian Synchronized Swimmer Takes Spot at Olympics

American Indian Synchronized Swimmer Takes Spot at Olympics

by Jorge Rivas on July 9 2012, 10:24AM

Mary Killman and her partner Maria Koroleva are the two athletes who will bear the load of representing the U.S. in the synchronized swimming events at the Olympic Games in London this Summer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Film: Black Olympians Dominate Because They're Descendants of Slaves

Film: Black Olympians Dominate Because They’re Descendants of Slaves

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 11:58AM

African-American social scientists have argued that the ‘superior black athletic gene’ theory is offensive because it encourages ‘black brawn vs. white brains’ stereotyping.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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