Olympic athletes are showing us their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on TikTok and beyond

The fascinating and funny tidbits coming out of Tokyo, whether on social media or between events, are endless. If watching the US women’s rugby team is exciting, for instance, then wait until you watch them test out the infamous cardboard

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Gold medal-winning athletes swerve social media to avoid ‘external pressure’

Biles — one of the greatest gymnasts of all time — stepped away from a dramatic team competition on Tuesday, citing mental health concerns in an attempt to protect “her body and mind.” On Wednesday, USA Gymnastics announced she would

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Simone Biles’ withdrawal reminds us that she’s human — and still very much the GOAT

On Tuesday, though, Biles “looked like she got lost” somewhere in the air, CNN sports analyst Christine Brennan said. She nearly landed on her knees and left the field of play close to tears. Minutes later, word came that Biles

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Russian Olympic Committee wins gold in women’s team gymnastics as Team USA hit by Simone Biles withdrawal

After four rotations, the ROC’s Vladislava Urazova, Viktoriia Listunova, Angelina Melnikova achieved a total score of 169.528 points with defending champion Team USA having to sette for silver with 166.096. Great Britain took bronze with a score of 164.096. The

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‘I have to focus on my mental health,’ says Simone Biles after withdrawing from gold medal event

“Whenever you get in a high stress situation, you kind of freak out,” the 24-year-old told reporters. “I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being.” “It just sucks when you’re fighting with your

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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history

The Austrian rider was considered a novice compared to her competitors, notably defending champion Anna van der Breggen, former Olympic bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini, Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Germany’s Lisa Brennauer and former world title champion Annemiek van Vleuten. But

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A fencer lost her chance of a medal but won a proposal of marriage

The 36-year-old will leave the Games with a ring, after accepting a surprise marriage proposal from her coach and partner. Perez Maurice was in the middle of her post-match interview, following her 15-12 loss to Hungary’s Anna Marton in the

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Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport

The suits, which the team wore in their qualifications at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, cover the legs to the ankle and are in contrast to the high-cut leotards worn by many other female gymnasts at the Olympics. “It’s

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Anna Kiesenhofer capitalizes on rival’s confusion to win gold

That’s what you do when you think you’ve won Olympic gold — except she hadn’t. That honor went to Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer, who capitalized on her rival’s confusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s road race on Sunday to secure

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