To say U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky has had a pretty good couple of weeks in Rio would be an understatement.
When then-15-year-old Julia Vins joined her local gym, she did so for a different reason than just fitness.
To say the Final Five of the U.S. women's gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, and Madison Kocian — had a busy month would be an understatement.
The Final Five golden girls of the U.S. gymnastics team had quite a couple weeks in Rio.
High School Athlete Who Sexually Assaulted Two Unconscious Women Given a Sentence That Will Enrage You
The story of Stanford rapist Brock Turner, who was only sentenced to six months probation despite the fact that 12 jurors unanimously found him guilty of committing three felonies the night he raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, made headlines earlier this year for the ridiculously light sentence.
Just last week Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in the galaxy, posted this Instagram shot captioned, "There's nothing like being back home! Great way to spend my first day in retirement!"
This year’s Rio Olympics is the 28th Summer Olympic games, and the event has been held in 19 different countries. Those countries often think hosting will pay off due to the influx of spectators and tourists coming to see the games.
However, it turns out that the cost for hosting the games rarely pays off, and that it’s, in fact, often a waste of money, and then what are they left with?
Huge venues that are often abandoned, left unused the minute the games are complete.
As these pictures show, Rio could look very different in the near future.
Olympic Village, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue
The Rio Olympics are now over, and to say that the U.S. women's gymnastics team had a good run would be an understatement.
There is no greater stage than that of the Olympics, a time and place that athletes train their whole lives for. But for U.S. Army Reserve 2nd LT Sam Kendricks, a sense of patriotic duty comes before anything else.
As he is running towards an attempt at the pole vault, he hears the national anthem and immediately stops to stand at attention.
We salute you, LT Kendricks, and thank you for your service.
If you're like most of the country, you're probably a little tired of hearing about the crap show that U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte got himself into in Rio.
Ahead of the Olympics, American athletes posed with puppies, not just because they’re adorable, but to bring awareness to thousands of animals in shelters who are still looking for a home.