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Photos: Final Five meet the President, First Lady

The U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team spent extra time at the White House on Thursday after President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. 174 more words


Madison Kocian gets uneven bars cake at homecoming (video)

Olympic champion gymnast Madison Kocian met Beyoncé and threw a first pitch at a Texas Rangers game, but perhaps the most unique honor since she returned from Rio came in the form of a cake on Sunday. 171 more words


Final Five throw acrobatic first pitches, like McKayla Maroney, Dominique Moceanu

Olympic gymnasts have been throwing ceremonial first pitches for years, but only recently have flips and cartwheels become part of the routine.

On Saturday, Final Five members  312 more words


'Final Five' meets Beyoncé at VMAs (video)

NEW YORK (AP) — Four of the Final Five gymnastics greats from the Rio Olympics wished ailing teammate Gabby Douglas well and got hugs from best female video winner… 296 more words


U.S. Olympic champions to present at MTV Video Music Awards

Michael Phelps and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team will be presenters at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Phelps, who retired after finishing his career with records of 28 Olympic medals and 23 golds, previously appeared at the VMAs in 2008, introducing… 99 more words


What the Olympic Games & Presidential Campaigns Say About The American Dream in ‘Spaghetti Gymnastic’ #HometownChat

The America I’ve come to know isn’t quite the America I first knew. Some of this is from a false image of ‘streets paved with gold.’ Now that I’ve emigrated here for 35 years and seen the streets, I’ve come to my senses. 555 more words


United States shines in Rio Olympics

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~

One of the most universally viewed athletic competitions concluded this past weekend, with the U.S. dominating the competition.

The United States entered the Rio Olympics having won the most medals at the previous five summer games, and they were looking to make it six. 478 more words