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Simone Biles Makes History At 2016 Olympics

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A moment in black history made by Simone Biles this past Sunday during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics!

Simone is the first gymnast to carry the flag since 1936 and the first African-American gymnast to ever carry the flag.

The only concern Simone had about carrying the flag during the closing ceremony was the fact she is so small and the flag so big it would be too heavy.

But none the less Simone slayed!

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Congratulations Simone Biles on all of your accomplishments we absolutely adore you! ❤️

Simone Biles Wins Gold at Rio Olympic, Again

Congratulations, to Simone Biles who is the 2016 Rio Olympic All-Around Champion, her second gold medal this Olympic Games for the 19-year-old.

The three-time defending world title-holder in the event locked up the gold medal with a score of 62.198. Teammate Aly Raisman took home the silver. Biles and Raisman are just the second pair of American gymnasts to sweep the top two spots in the all-around. Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson did it in 2008.

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- Tariq

SMH… NBC’s Al Trautwig Apologizes For Tweet #TooLate

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In the words of actor/humanitarian Jesse Williams “Just because were magic, does not mean we are not real.” Al Trautwig may I suggest you listen to Mr. Williams speech so you have a better perspective of your situation.

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After seeing Al Trautwig’s (NBC’s gymnastics announcer at the Rio Games) tweet stating Simone Biles grandparents are not her parents I had to take a deep breath and count to ten to say this.  Continue reading SMH… NBC’s Al Trautwig Apologizes For Tweet #TooLate

Olympics in Rio: Will it cause trouble?

 

 

Olympics in Rio is perfect when you have seriously dangerous viruses in the water that swimmers have to swim in, right? Sounds great.

The reasoning to have the Olympics in Rio is beyond me and it confuses me that they would have it in an area that lacks in hotels for the amount of people that the Olympics bring in and in an area which can cause athletes serious illness.

But hey, I’m not a part of the committee. Lol

On Tuesday the Olympic organizers promised that they would do testing in the water that the Olympic swimmers have to race in.

“The viral tests, we will do and we will repeat this because the most important (thing) for us is the health of the athletes,” Nuzman said in an interview in London. “We are working with our medical department and looking for this.”

I mean if the health of the athletes was the most important thing then why have it in a place with infected water.

Each time the Olympics comes around it is a hard time because searching for a venue is difficult. You need a host where there is enough space for tourists and spectators. Also, the Olympics not only makes the city money but also puts them in debt.

The Olympics in Rio is becoming an elongated process each and every day.

These tests come after a German Sailor fell really ill after sailing in the Rio waters for a pre-Olympic test.

All we can do is hope they get this problem solved so we can enjoy the Olympics on TV and for the sake of the athletes’ health!

 

Written by Sedria Thomas