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.
Athletes with medals around their necks raising their hands aloft (© Dominika Zarzycks/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

United Arab Emirates hosts the 2019 Special Olympics World Games

When athletes gathered to compete in the Special Olympics World Games, they became part of a movement that has changed ideas about who plays sports.
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Top female athletes: Pulling no punches and riding high

Top female athletes are making their mark in sports that were once considered just for men. Meet some of the women who have what it takes to succeed in boxing, wrestling, and more.
Woman standing with arms outstretched with snow falling around her (© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Versatile Paralympian poised for another medal run

Born in Ukraine, Oksana Masters is a double-amputee who has become one of America’s most versatile Paralympians, winning medals in both the Winter and Summer Games.
Girl riding on another girl's back (© Jane G. Photography)

Female Olympians inspire the next generation

As the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games come to a close, the next generation of athletes is getting started. The women of Team USA want to help lead these girls to their own future greatness.