Latest Simone Biles News

Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named 'People of the Year'

Dec. 01, 2021 10:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton and the nation's teachers as its “2021 People of the Year.” “This year has been a transformative one, pushing us all to create something new and...

Charlie Kirk exploits racial divide to reach Gen Z

Nov. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EST

MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Charlie Kirk stood 80 miles from where George Floyd was murdered, faced an overwhelmingly white audience, and declared he was going to say things “no one dares say out loud.” What followed was an avalanche of aspersions and debunked claims...

Regroup, reset: Biles to rest after trailblazing tour

Nov. 08, 2021 09:35 AM EST

There's a video interlude during the “Gold Over America Tour” that Simone Biles spent the fall headlining where she offers advice to the audience of predominantly young women on how to deal with adversity. “Regroup, reset, and everything will be just fine," she...

Memorial services held for Olympic gymnast Dianne Durham

Nov. 07, 2021 14:51 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Olympic gymnast Dianne Durham, who died earlier this year, was remembered Saturday at memorial services in northwest Indiana as a pioneer. Durham was the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship. Her victory in the all-around at...

Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

Inside Met Gala, where there's always someone more famous

Sep. 14, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the Met Gala was holding its cocktail reception. ...

Met Gala returns in style with Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rihanna

Sep. 14, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish went full glam in a huge peach ball gown at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night, while fellow host of the evening Amanda Gorman was breathtaking in cobalt blue custom Vera Wang with a diamond laurel wreath in her hair. Rihanna,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 06, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: Brain health services in Dubuque schools a wise use of relief aid It’s entirely fitting that Dubuque Community Schools officials have determined that brain health issues among students will be a...