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President Biden Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, Denzel Washington

President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the Senate, and gun-control advocate Gabby Giffords. “Today, she adds to her medal count,” Biden said as he introduced Biles, […]

Denzel Washington, Simone Biles to Receive Presidential Medals of Freedom

President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the New York City nurse who rolled up […]

Simone Biles Supports Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin Amid Criticism at Beijing Games: “People Suck”

Simone Biles is sending positivity to Mikaela Shiffrin after the American alpine skier opened up about dealing with criticism during her struggles at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Shiffrin was seen as a likely favorite heading into this year’s Games, due in part to her two previous gold medals, but she failed to reach the […]

Swarovski Crystal Exhibit Highlights Gloves Worn by Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson

“It’s literally like living in a disco ball here,” says fashion designer Michael Schmidt during a video call from the new exhibit that he’s put together spotlighting iconic fashion items worn by mega-stars and all featuring Swarovski crystals. Taking sparkling and dazzling to new heights, the exhibition of embellished costumes opened in November at Swarovski’s […]

Simone Biles Is “Still Scared to Do Gymnastics” Following Tokyo Olympics, Larry Nassar Abuse

Simone Biles got emotional while speaking about her changed relationship to gymnastics following both her Tokyo Olympics run and the abuse of Larry Nassar. While appearing on NBC’s Today on Thursday to discuss her partnership with the health and telemedicine app Cerebral, Biles opened up to host Hoda Kotb about how she’s balancing being a […]

Simone Biles Says She “Should Have Quit” Before Tokyo Olympics: “It Was Too Much”

Simone Biles is opening up more about struggling to compete during the Tokyo Olympics and why it was the right decision to withdraw.  In an interview with New York Magazine published Monday, the gymnast revealed she felt off when she first arrived in Tokyo. “Leading up to it, I got more and more nervous,” she […]

Simone Biles Reveals Aunt Died While She Was Competing in Tokyo Olympics

Following her bronze medal win in Tuesday’s balance beam event, Simone Biles opened up about all the rumors that followed her decision to drop out of events at the 2020 games and revealed that her aunt had passed away while she was competing at the Tokyo Olympics. During an IOC press event, the U.S. gymnast […]

Simone Biles Wins Bronze Medal in Olympics Balance Beam Final

In her final opportunity to make her mark at the Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles put aside the pressure and the world’s attention to secure a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam event final Tuesday.  In what has undoubtedly become the biggest story of these Games, Biles matched the bronze medal she won in the […]

Simone Biles to Compete in Olympics Balance Beam Final

Simone Biles is set to return to competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday and compete in the women’s balance beam event final.  The U.S. gymnastics team made the announcement Monday that Biles will take part for the first time since she withdrew from the women’s team final last Tuesday night, citing concerns for her […]

Simone Biles Withdraws From Floor Exercise Final at Olympics

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise. USA Gymnastics announced Sunday that the six-time Olympic medalist has opted not to compete on floor, where she won gold in Rio de Janeiro and placed second in qualifying last week. Jennifer Gadirova of Britain will replace Biles in the finals, which are […]

Simone Biles Withdraws from Sunday Finals in Tokyo, MyKayla Skinner Will Replace Her

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Olympic event finals Sunday in the vault and uneven bars, according to USA Gymnastics. She continues to be evaluated daily to determine whether she’ll compete in the finals for floor exercise on Monday or balance beam a day later. Biles said she was putting her mental health first when […]

Simone Biles Explains How the “Twisties” Led to Her Withdrawal From Olympic Events

Simone Biles has opened up about what happened to her during Tuesday’s gymnastics team finals and ultimately the reason she withdrew from both that competition and Thursday’s all-around, while also taking on critics who have claimed she quit. On Thursday, the U.S. Olympian took to her Instagram to answer questions around what is known in […]