Olympic gymnasts are gold medalists on and off the floor

Remember their daring performances on the bars or balance beam, in the vault or on the floor. All championship accomplishments. But their Olympic gold medal-winning performances are nothing compared to the bravery shown by Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Maggie Nichols testifying in graphic detail before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual abuse …

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Gaming the games: the real Olympic spirit

One of my favorite childhood stories was the tale of Phidippides, the man who in 500 BC ran from Marathon to Athens, delivered the good news of a victory over Persia, and dropped dead from exhaustion.  As the story goes, that's how the  modern marathons got their name, and they've been Olympic sports for more than a century.  For me, …

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