Category: Athletes

Simone Manuel Talks Training For Postponed Olympics

It seems like almost everyone has settled into a new sense of normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And, that applies to athletes training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, who were hit with another unique setback when the Games were officially postponed one full year. While some have taken time off from training and focused on

Naomi Osaka Named the Highest-Paid Woman Athlete Ever

Naomi Osaka has yet another impressive title to her name: the highest-paid woman athlete in history. At just 22 years old, the Japanese tennis star raked in a whopping $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements over the past year, which is more than any other woman athlete has ever earned in a 12-month span,

Watch Shawn Johnson Do Acroyoga With Andrew East

Shawn Johnson has never been one to back down from a challenge. Go to the Olympics at age 16 and win gold? Will do. Return to gymnastics three months postpartum? Sure, why not. If you ask us, her latest endeavor required just as much strength, determination, and honestly, courage: an AcroYoga partner challenge with her

Figure Skater Gracie Gold Shares Home Workout on Instagram

After an emotional comeback at the 2020 National Championships, figure skater Gracie Gold is putting in the work to make her 2022 Olympic dreams come true. That means tough workouts, like this weighted full-body session, that focus on getting in shape while cultivating a positive mindset. “Fitness has always been a huge part of my

Michael Jordan’s Nike Air Jordan Sneakers Sold at Auction

Michael Jordan just set a new record, and it’s all thanks to a pair of Nikes. The basketball player, who has been in the news for his hit ESPN documentary series The Last Dance, owned a pair of sneakers from 1985 that have sold for a record price during a Sotheby’s auction. The red Nike

Watch Shawn Johnson on Lindsey Vonn’s Virtual Career Day

It’s not every day you get to meet your idol on a video call, but that’s what happened to Miracle, an 11-year-old gymnast from New Jersey. A Lindsey Vonn Foundation scholarship winner, Miracle tuned into a call with the Olympic skier and got a major surprise when Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson hopped on

Kathleen Baker on Crohn’s Disease and Olympic Training

When swimmer Kathleen Baker started shedding pounds at the age of 12, she knew something wasn’t right, but was hesitant to admit it. She was already an elite athlete at that point with not much weight to lose. “I ran fevers for weeks and weeks on end,” Baker told POPSUGAR during an interview about her

Olympians Share Home Workouts During Coronavirus Pandemic

When I’m slogging through my latest home workout — hitting my legs on the coffee table, sending apologies to my downstairs neighbors, praying my resistance bands don’t snap — it helps me to remember that all of us are in the same boat. Not even Olympians have been spared the struggle of taking gym (or

Olympic-Bound Surfer Carissa Moore on Staying Grateful

It was already going to be an unusual year for surfer Carissa Moore. After winning the 2019 World Surf League title, the four-time world champion made an unexpected decision: withdrawing from the 2020 season to focus her energy solely on the Tokyo Olympics, where surfing was to make its debut. The break was to follow

Kobe Bryant Playfully Brawls With Michael Jordan | Video

With the release of The Last Dance, the ESPN docuseries on Michael Jordan’s final season with the six-time champion Chicago Bulls, fans are learning a lot about the basketball legend that they may not have known before. But the series has also served as a reminder of the special relationship Jordan had with the late