FBI open to settling claims by gymnasts abused by Nassar
The FBI has reached out to attorneys representing Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar to begin settlement talks in the $1 billion claim they brought against the federal government.
Simone Biles swipes back at Trump lawyer who called her a 'loser' after she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom: 'Who is Jenna Ellis?'
"Who is Jenna Ellis? Asking for everyone," Simone Biles tweeted in response to criticisms from Ellis, a Trump lawyer that called Biles a "loser."news.yahoo.com
Rapinoe, Giffords, Denzel Washington to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Biden is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 17 people, including Simone Biles, Denzel Washington, Gabby Giffords and, posthumously, inventor Steve Jobs and John McCain.washingtonpost.com
Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords
The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, with whom Biden served in the Senate.
Simone Biles, others seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar
Former Olympic gymnasts, including gold medalist Simone Biles, are among dozens of assault victims who are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop sports doctor Larry Nassar, lawyers said Wednesday. There's no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of molesting gymnasts, but they failed to act, leaving him free to continue to target young women and girls for more than a year. "It is time for the FBI to be held accountable,” said Maggie Nichols, a national champion gymnast at Oklahoma in 2017-19.news.yahoo.com
U.S. wins first gold at Beijing Winter Olympics, but a star skier falls
Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis won the first gold medal for Team USA at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. But star skier Mikaela Schiffrin suffered another stunning setback. CBS News' Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers have the day's highlights.news.yahoo.com
Column: Shiffrin's disappointment stirs lessons from Biles
When Mikaela Shiffrin careened off the course, another expected gold medal slipping away before she hardly got started, the announcers from NBC let her have it. “One of the bigger shockers in Olympic alpine skiing history,” play-by-play man Dan Hicks bellowed. The cameras honed in on Shiffrin, who clicked out of her skies and plopped down on the artificial snow — head bowed, arms resting on bent knees — as she tried to process another unimaginable outcome in the first run of the slalom.news.yahoo.com
Melnikova wins all-around final at gymnastics worlds
Angelina Melnikova of Russia won the women’s all-around final on Thursday to claim the first gold medal of the gymnastics world championships. Melnikova, the 2020 Olympic all-around bronze medalist, built up a solid lead with high scores on the vault and uneven bars and finished with 56.632 points. With defending champion Simone Biles and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee of the United States not taking part, the stage was set for a new generation of gymnasts to emerge.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: U.S. gymnasts say FBI failed to protect them from sexual abuse
Multiple gymnasts give searing testimony about how the FBI and USA Gymnastics handled the Larry Nassar case. Also, SpaceX makes history with its latest launch. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.news.yahoo.com
Suni Lee’s dad gifted a custom wheelchair by fellow Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles
John Lee, the father of Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, received a new wheelchair from decorated gymnast and his daughter’s teammate, Simone Biles, last week. Why he needed a wheelchair: In 2019, John fell off a ladder while trying to help a neighbor trim a tree. The accident left him with a spinal cord injury, which left him paralyzed from the chest down, as per NBC News.news.yahoo.com
5 things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about
Somehow, summer 2021 has come to a close (hello, sad girl fall!), so we’re going to take a look back at all the major things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about, because this summer went by way too fast.
Arjun Kapoor Praises Simone Biles, Ben Stokes For Prioritizing Mental Health
NEW DELHI – Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor recently voiced his appreciation of sportspersons like Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, and Ben Stokes for talking about their mental well-being and prioritizing their mental health. Kapoor, who battled obesity in his formative years, also coped with poor mental health due to being dismissed and trolled by people who called him fat. It is not easy not to have any downtime,” said Kapoor speaking about the sportspeople for coming out with their stories. It shows people that it is okay to be vulnerable and that it’s okay not to be okay. On the film front, Kapoor will be next seen in “Bhoot Police,” which also stars Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, and Jacqueline Fernandez.thewestsidegazette.com
Normalizing mental health: ‘I know there’s this whole, ‘Well, pick yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality, but it’s very old school’
The smile on full display from Simone Biles said it all: The U.S. superstar stuck the landing on her balance beam routine, her face lit up, and all at once, she embodied pure joy, a seventh Olympic medal, and likely some relief, having the weight of the world off her back, at least for a few minutes.
Normalizing mental health: ‘If Simone Biles got coronavirus, this would be a completely different talk’
Therapy gave Danielle Gomez the tools she needed to navigate a particularly hard chapter in her life, after both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer within six months of one another; she suffered a miscarriage; and then got pregnant again.
Nastia Liukin says what Simone Biles did in Tokyo is more impressive than any of her past Olympic wins
"Regardless of what she decides to do, if she decides to go on to try and make the Paris Olympics ... she really is setting that bar and really just being the best role model out there," Nastia Liukin said of Simone Biles.cbsnews.com
Simone Biles Medals After Tokyo Olympics Return: These Are Her All-Time Top Balance Beam Moments
The superstar gymnast took home the bronze medal after competing in the balance beam finals, the fifth and final individual medal event for women’s gymnastics. Tuesday’s balance beam finals were her last chance to take home gold during the Tokyo Olympics. During the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships in Germany, Biles became the queen of the balance beam securing her fifth all-around title. While we’re all giving Simone Biles more flowers, scroll down to get reacquainted with some of her previous balance beam domination complete with her signature gravity-defying moves. Double DoubleSimone is the first person in history to perform a double-double dismount on the balance beam in competition.thewestsidegazette.com