Olympics

Simone Biles looking at balance beam (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

Elite athletes in U.S. help break stigma of mental illness

By acknowledging their own mental health battles, athletes are raising awareness of conditions that affect millions worldwide.

The Olympics: Uniting the world through competition [video]

The Olympic and Paralympic Games represent the shared values of our global community. This video pays tribute to the games' unifying power.
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.
Silhouette of man performing long jump (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. athletes to watch in Tokyo [photo gallery]

The United States is sending 613 athletes to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Here are some contenders to keep an eye on.
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.
Smiling woman wrapping Iranian flag around her shoulders (© Robert F. Bukaty/AP Images)

Iranian Olympian has defected

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said her decision to leave Iran was difficult, but necessary.