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June 30th, 2016

Michael Phelps Makes History As First U.S. Swimmer To Qualify For 5 Olympics

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He’s back! Michael Phelps is headed to the Olympics again in 2016 after qualifying for a spot on the United States’ swimming team at Olympic trials on June 29. Oh, and he’s also now become the first U.S. swimmer to ever qualify this many times — this will be his FIFTH year at the Games!

As if Michael Phelps, 31, didn’t already have enough accomplishments under his belt when it comes to his swimming career, he’s just made history once again! The professional athlete just qualified for the Olympics for the fifth time, making him the first male U.S. swimmer to ever do so. So epic!
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June 29th, 2016

Michael Phelp’s 7-Week-Old Son Smiles At His Olympian Daddy As He Practices For Rio

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There’s no question Michael Phelps has the CUTEST fan rooting for him to make it to the Rio Olympics! In fact, his newborn son, Boomer, may even be his BIGGEST fan too as the little guy cracked an adorable smile while cheering his father on during the U.S. swimming trials — aw!

All the motivation Michael Phelps, 30, needed to ace his first Rio Olympics trial on June 28 was in the stands smiling down at him in the form of his newborn son, Boomer. Even better, the tiny baby was totally cheering his daddy on in his own way by flashing a big grin as Michael advanced to the next round! Looks like the Olympian has found his good luck charm!

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June 28th, 2016

Katie Ledecky: 5 Things To Know About U.S. Swimmer Who’s Headed To The Olympics

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Ready to meet Katie Ledecky? You’re in luck! HollywoodLife.com can reveal all of the need-to-know information about Team USA’s latest swimmer.

Katie Ledecky, 22, is making a splash as the world gets to know the star swimming taking on America’s team in the upcoming Olympics. Here’s everything you need to know about her!
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June 27th, 2016

Simone Biles: The Epic Gymnastic Routine That Won U.S. Title — Watch Video

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Simply perfection! Simone Biles showed off to the world why she’s the best gymnast in the U.S. with a stunning floor routine that has been viewed over 12 million times on Facebook alone. Keep reading to see why so many people consider her routine beyond brilliant.

Talk about a must-see video! Simone Biles, 19, proved with her fourth consecutive U.S. gymnastics all-around title win June 26 that she’s definitely going to be THE one to watch when the Rio Olympics kick off in Aug. The video of her thrilling and high-flying floor routine performance has gone completely viral, and for good reason — it is beyond awe-inspiring! Take a look!
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June 24th, 2016

Olympians Christen Press & Greg Louganis Get Totally Naked In ESPN’s Body Issue — Pics

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So sexy! Team USA soccer star Christen Press and Olympic diver Greg Louganis stripped off their clothes and showed off their powerful physiques for ‘ESPN Magazine’s 2016 ‘Body Issue,’ and we have the photos here — check them out!

Two more superstar athletes have taken off their clothes for ESPN Magazine‘s new Body Issue! This time, it’s USA soccer star Christen Press, 27, and Olympic diver Greg Louganis, 56, and they look fantastic in nothing but their birthday suits. See the pics here!
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June 22nd, 2016

Rory Mcllroy: Champion Golfer Refuses To Play In Rio Olympics For Fear Of Zika

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Another athlete has pulled out of the Rio Olympics due to the Zika Virus. Irish golfer, Rory McIlroy, has announced that he will not be participating in the games because he is unwilling to risk his family’s health.

Rory McIlroy, 27, is no longer planning to play in the Rio Olympics, despite previously pledging his allegiance to Ireland for the games. Unfortunately, the golfer is more concerned about the health of his loved ones, especially fiancee, Erica Stoll.
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June 21st, 2016

Juma The Jaguar: Rio Olympics ‘Mascot’ Shot Dead After Torch Ceremony

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So sad. The Olympic torch relay ended in disaster, when a Brazilian soldier allegedly shot and killed a jaguar that had been involved in the ceremony, a new report claims. Get all the heartbreaking details here.

This is absolutely devastating. A female jaguar named Juma was shot dead after the recent Olympic torch relay, a new report claims. Apparently, a fearful Brazilian soldier murdered the spotted cat, when it allegedly approached him.
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June 15th, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: See What The Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals Look Like

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The best athletes in the world will compete for some amazingly looking medals during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympics have unveiled the gold, silver and bronze medal designs so click to see!

Just winning an Olympic medal is a huge honor in itself. Yet, if an athlete takes home the gold, silver or bronze during the 2016 Rio Olympics, they’ll have the added bonus of winning an award that’s almost as amazing as their talent! The new medal designs have been unveiled and they are fabulous!
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June 7th, 2016

Shawn Johnson Reveals The ‘Strict’ Diet Olympic Gymnasts Are Forced To Follow

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Tom and Gisele’s diet is NOTHING compared to this! Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson told us all about the crazy hard diet that she and her fellow athletes have to stick to, and we’ve got the scoop (sans ice cream) for you right here.

Can you imagine a life without bread or chocolate? Shawn Johnson, 24, told HollywoodLife.com all about what she can and can’t eat, and if you’ve got the nerve, this might just be the next best diet for you to try this summer!
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May 18th, 2016

2008 Olympics: 31 Athletes Re-Test Positive For Drugs — Banned From Competing In Rio?

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The International Olympic Committee retested doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and shockingly discovered that 31 athletes used drugs to cheat! Will they be banned from the 2016 Rio games?

This is insane! In preparation for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee, in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency, took a second look at doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. What they found was deeply troubling. Out of 454 re-tested samples, 31 Olympians had cheated in the games by using drugs, the IOC announced on May 17! Click through to find out how this affects the Summer Olympics!
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January 28th, 2016

Zika: Will The Rio Olympics Be Cancelled Because Of The Virus

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Are the Rio Olympics in danger of being shut down? As the world continues to panic over the spread of the infectious Zika virus, health officials are now advising female spectators and athletes to stay away from the summer games at all costs. Get the scary new details below!

Things are not looking good for the 2016 Rio Olympics. With just six months to go until the start of the Opening Ceremony, health officials are now warning female spectators and even athletes to reconsider their plans amid the threat of a worldwide Zika outbreak. The Brazilian government has vowed to do everything in its power to stop the spread of the infectious virus ahead of the games, but will it be enough? Find out more below!  Click here to read more

January 26th, 2016

Olympics: Transgender Athletes Allowed To Compete Without Surgery — Historic Decision

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Big changes are happening in the Olympics! The International Olympic Committee announced a monumental decision that is amazing news for transgender athletes: They can now compete without undergoing surgery! Get all the details here!

A barrier has been broken down for Olympic athletes who are transgender, thanks to one of the most historic guideline changes that the Games have seen in a long time. Members of the International Olympic Committee have officially decided that transgender athletes are allowed to compete without having sex reassignment surgery. There are a few specifics to the decision, but this is still a huge deal!
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