American Sports

Nyjah Huston in midair with inverted skateboard in rink (© Alessandra Tarantino/AP Images)

Meet Olympic skateboarder Nyjah Huston [poster]

Nyjah Huston, a three-time world champion skateboarder, is a member of the USA Skateboarding Team. Skateboarding is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.
Carissa Moore riding wave on surfboard (© Francisco Seco/AP Images)

Meet Olympian Carissa Moore, world champion surfer [poster]

Carissa Moore is the top-ranked female surfer worldwide and one of four surfers on the USA Surfing Team. Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.
Noah Lyles with upraised left hand, cheering (© Ashley Landis/AP Images)

Meet Olympic sprinter Noah Lyles [poster]

Sprinter Noah Lyles medaled at international competitions, including at the 2019 IAAF World Championships. Learn more about the first-time Olympian.
Simone Biles doing flip on balance beam (© Jeff Roberson/AP Images)

Meet Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles [poster]

Simone Biles is one of the most accomplished gymnasts in history, with 25 medals from world championship events. Learn more about the 24-year-old Olympian.
Historic photo of Duke Kahanamoku surfing in Hawaii (© Darling Archive/Alamy)

How Duke Kahanamoku popularized surfing

Surfing debuts at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Learn about Duke Kahanamoku, the native Hawaiian who popularized the sport around the world.
View from high seats of basketball game (© Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua/Getty Images)

New NBA league debuts in Africa

The NBA recently launched a new basketball league in Africa. Learn about this opportunity for Africa's best players to showcase their skills.
Woman standing on baseball field in stadium (© Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins)

Baseball’s first female general manager makes history

Kim Ng has broken barriers and made history by becoming the first female general manager in baseball. She will lead the Miami Marlins starting in 2021.
Man sitting by window while wearing headphones (© Shutterstock)

America’s library creates ‘ultimate stay-at-home playlist’

The Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for posterity each year. Find out which ones were recently tapped for this distinction.
Woman with Iranian flag painted on cheek amid crowd of cheering fans (© Laura McDermott/State Dept.)

Iranian volleyball fans cheer for their team in Chicago

The U.S. welcomed Iran's men's volleyball team to a championship tournament in Chicago, and Iranian-American fans turned out in force.