Usain Bolt Stripped Of Olympic Gold Medal For Relay Teammate’s Doping

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaica teammate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Carter was found to have taken the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. The Jamaica team must return their medals. Trinidad and Tobago will […]

Michael Phelps Wears All 23 Gold Medals On Sports Illustrated Cover

Michael Phelps is considered the greatest Olympic athlete of all time, and Sports Illustrated’s latest issue shows why. Phelps appeared on his 12th cover for the magazine wearing all 23 Olympic gold medals for the first time (he left the five non-gold medals at home, it seems). The most decorated Olympic athlete in history sat […]

Kathleen Schafer: Going For Gold

Every four years the world is treated to the spectacular display of the Olympics. It is a time for the world to celebrate the victory of athletes who have succeeded in transcending their physical limitations to become beacons of inspiration for millions throughout the world. Read more: Leadership, Olympics, Personal Development, Politics News Personal Development […]

Olympian Shawn Johnson’s Rustic-Chic Wedding Deserves A Gold Medal

On April 16, Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson married Oakland Raiders long snapper Andrew East in a rustic-chic wedding in Franklin, Tennessee.  A handful of pics from the countryside fete were floating around the internet right after the wedding, but on Sunday we were finally graced with the full album, thanks to photographer Lindsey […]

Claressa Shields Is First U.S. Boxer In A Century To Win Gold Twice

Claressa Shields defended her middleweight title on Sunday to become the first U.S. boxer in 112 years to win two Olympic gold medals. Shields beat Nouchka Fontijn, whose silver medal was the first by a Dutch boxer since heavyweight Arnold Vanderlyde won bronze in 1992, by a unanimous points decision. Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova and China’s […]

8 Facts About Olympic Gold, From The Brain Of Neil DeGrasse Tyson

The Olympics wouldn’t be complete without a scientific lesson about the games’ most important and sought-after element: gold. On Thursday evening, while Usain Bolt was sprinting to his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was online, sharing his extensive knowledge of the “extraordinary” precious metal. In a series of posts to Twitter, Tyson […]

Superstar Simone Biles Wins Her Fourth Gold Medal And Makes History

It’s official: Simone Biles is the first U.S. gymnast ever to win four Olympic gold medals.  After winning the team final and individual all-around title last week, Biles won her third gold medal in the vault final on Sunday, making her one of three members of an exclusive three-gold club. For 48 hours, she shared […]

Simone Biles Continues Her World Domination, Wins Third Gold Medal

Simone Biles, fresh off gold medals in the team and all-around finals, continued her domination of the field today, as she and her teammates added three more medals to Team USA’s collection.  Biles, who won all-around gold on Thursday by a staggering margin of over 2 points, today won her signature event, the vault. With […]