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Gus Kenworthy Will Be The Second Openly Gay Man To Compete For U.S. In Winter Games

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:44:00 -0500

The skier, who came out in 2015, secured a spot on the U.S. team on Sunday. A vocal advocate of LGBTQ visibility in sports, Kenworthy took silver at the 2014 Sochi Games.

3 USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign, As Fallout From Abuse Scandal Continues

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:53:04 -0500

The resignations come during the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, who has admitted to sexually abusing women and girls as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:16:00 -0500

"We oppose, we oppose, we oppose," shouted protesters as North Korea's advance team arrived. Thousands signed petitions against a joint women's hockey team. The president's approval rating has fallen.

New England Patriots To Face Philadelphia Eagles At Super Bowl

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:24:00 -0500

The Patriots pushed past the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20 for the AFC championship. In the NFC, the Eagles dominated the Vikings for a 38-7 win.

From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:00 -0500

Speedskater Kimani Griffin will make his first Olympic appearance for the 2018 Winter Games next month, but he's no stranger to the spotlight. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Griffin about the trip.

Saturday Sports: Gymnasts Testify On Larry Nassar's Abuse

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN journalist Howard Bryant about the emotional testimonies against the former doctor of the USA Gymnastics team. How did the abuse remain hidden for decades?

Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out Against Former USA Gymnastics Doctor

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:21:00 -0500

Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to file a criminal complaint against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. She will be the last survivor to speak at his sentencing hearing in Michigan.

Tell Us: Are You Still Watching The NFL?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:41:53 -0500

The past few NFL seasons have been mired in controversy, from findings about concussions and brain damage to injustice protests and domestic violence. Have you changed how you watch as a result?

USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karolyi Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:14:00 -0500

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is training for the 2020 Tokyo Games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.

USA Gymnastics Says They Will No Longer Use The Karolyi Ranch Training Center

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:57:00 -0500

On Thursday, USA Gymnastics announced they will stop using the Karolyi Ranch — the site of many of the atrocities committed against Olympians by Larry Nassar, the team's former doctor.

Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:01:00 -0500

Scientists believe they have solid evidence that repeated direct hits to the head can cause the degenerative brain disease seen in some athletes, even if there are no signs of concussion.

Russian Athletes Withdraw From Competition When Drug Testers Arrive

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

More than 30 athletes who were to compete at the Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend suddenly pulled out of the event claiming various illnesses.

Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. Skids And Rams Tree In Snowstorm

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:21:41 -0500

Despite being one of the world's best drivers, the former NASCAR fan favorite lost control of his car on one of North Carolina's icy roads. He had just been helping someone else out of a ditch.

North Korea's Olympic Hopefuls Include A Pair Of Figure Skaters

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:58:00 -0500

Pair skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 18, and Kim Ju Sik, 25, qualified last year for the Winter Games. They'll learn this weekend whether they'll compete in Pyeongchang.

North And South Korea's Warm Relations Over Ice Hockey

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:06:30 -0500

When North and South Korean athletes march out to the opening ceremony at next month’s Winter Olympics, they’ll do so under a single flag. And the two nations will field