Countless people are calling for the firing of NBC gymnastics announcer Al Trautwig who refused to call Simone Biles' mother and father her parents due to her adoption.
Simone's longtime Coach Aimee Boorman took to Twitter to reveal the gymnast's reaction.
As United States Olympian Katie Ledecky continues to set world records and etch her name in the swimming history books, she doesn't forget to say a prayer before every race.
After Ledecky broke her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle on Saturday, she claimed another victory in the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday night, setting her up for the chance to become the first woman since 1968 to win the 200, 400 and 800-meter freestyle events in the same Olympics.
Having won the gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the London games in 2012 as a 15 year old, Ledecky is the favorite to again take home the gold in the event this Friday. more >>
American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, revealed that he suffered a crisis of identity two years ago, which led him to consider ending his life, but it was Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life that gave him hope.
ESPN reported that Phelps was "struggling to figure out who he was outside the pool" in 2014, which led him to heavy drinking and wondering whether his life was worth living.
"I thought the world would just be better off without me," Phelps admitted. "I figured that was the best thing to do — just end my life." more >>
Unless you have been living under a rock these days, you have probably seen the horrific leg injury of French gymnast Samir Ait Said. Said was attempting to land on a vault when he broke his leg.
The injury was among the most horrific in Olympic competition. People who were near the incident even said that they could even hear a loud audible crack as Said broke his leg. The video and photos of the injury have gone viral.
As if that wasn't enough, there are also new reports that the ambulance crew that was taking care of Said supposedly dropped the gymnast while transporting him to the nearby hospital. Apparently, Said was strapped onto a stretcher while being loaded into a parked ambulance when the crew accidentally dropped him in an attempt to load him onto the back of the said ambulance. Here is the video of the paramedic crew dropping Said. more >>
The Olympic torch reached Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium for the grand opening ceremony of the 2016 games after being blessed by Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta at the city's landmark and heavily guarded Christ the Redeemer statue after the city's mayor personally requested for it.
"This is the moment for us to surpass our difficulties and work together as a team, making our country and our world safer, less unequal, and putting love in the hearts of all," the cardinal said after he blessed the Olympic flame held by Brazil's former Olympic volleyball player, Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado, Friday, according to Catholic News Agency.
Although being held in the predominantly Catholic country, taking the torch to the statue had not been scheduled by the Games' organizers. It was done as requested by Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, who is a Catholic, Father Omar Raposo, rector at the Christ the Redeemer Sanctuary at the base of the statue, was quoted as saying. more >>
Other than the rare, exotic creatures that live in it, the Amazon rainforest is largely known for having tree species that were never found anywhere else. Amazon-lily, dead-bark, wild nutmeg, Purple cecropia, and Water-vine are only a few of the 11,676 plant species discovered in the rainforest.
Around 4,000 Tree Species Are Yet to Be Discovered more >>