Three-Time Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas Becomes First Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment

Three-Time Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas Becomes First Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment

Gabby Douglas, a three-time Olympic medalist, competed in the 2012 Beijing and the 2016 Rio Olympics and faced cyberbullying and social media criticism both times. To combat cyberbullying and harassment, she became the first Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment, which is an initiative aimed at taking “a stand against online harassment.”[1]   Douglas faced criticism […]

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

So far, there have been many successes at the Rio Olympics, but this does not mean that the Games were not faced with challenges. After the first day of competition, Australia and Hungary each had two gold medals, leading the world. The US had one gold medal and four silver medals at the end of […]

Athletes Begin Arriving to Rio for the Olympics

Athletes Begin Arriving to Rio for the Olympics

Athletes for this year’s Olympics have begun to arrive in Rio. The Irish boxing, gymnastic, and swimming teams were among the first athletes to arrive in Rio last week. The Team Ireland spokesman stated that the Irish are happy with their accommodations, and they have begun to train in Rio to prepare for the Games.[1] […]

Olympic Trials Successes So Far

Olympic Trials Successes So Far

Several athletes exceeded expectations during their sports’ Olympic trials. The US Olympic Gymnastic Trials are just getting underway, but Simone Biles, despite a few uncharacteristic mistakes, is still successful. Biles scored the highest on the vault on the first night of the Trials, and she had the second best score on the beam for the […]