Simone Biles

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Simone Biles is set to retire after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty

Simone Biles has revealed the painful cost of gymnastics greatness will contribute towards making next year’s Tokyo Olympics her last. The 22-year-ol(...)

Kellie Harrington with her gold medal from the lightweight final at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The momentous sporting achievements of the past 12 months ensured that 2018 really did become ‘that year’. There really are no words to describe it. (...)

 Simone Biles competes in the women’s all-around final of the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Dome  in Doha. The American gymnast became the first woman to win four all-around world championships. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Simone Biles overcame falls on the balance beam and vault to become the first woman to win four all-around world championships in Doha on Thursday. T(...)

Simone Biles of the US on the  floor during the women’s team final at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Simone Biles battled through the pain barrier to help the United States win the world team title at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar,(...)

 Julia Pereira de Sousa of France, Lindsey Jacobellis of the US, Michela Moioli of Italy, Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic, Chloe Trespeuch of France and Alexandra Jekova of Bulgaria compete in the Women’s Snowboard Cross finals. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The redemption arc is one of the most reliable Olympic tropes and there were few juicier ones entering these Winter Games than Lindsay Jacobellis. She(...)

Eaton County Sheriffs restrain Randall Margraves after he lunged at Larry Nassar during victim statements at a hearing in the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

The enraged father of three daughters sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor during a sentencing he(...)

Victim Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

It began 16 months ago, before Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo and the tipping point of the US’s national reckoning with sexual assault, with an unsolicit(...)

Ragan Smith is congratulated by Bela Karolyi during the  2016 US  Olympic Trials. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Bela Karolyi is the most successful coach in the history of gymnastics. From Nadia Comaneci at the Montreal Olympics to the USA’s so-called “Magnifice(...)

 Olympic champion Simone Biles has admitted she was sexually abused by USA Gymnastics team doctor  Larry Nassar. Photograph: Thos Robinson/Getty Images

After having vocally supported her team-mates as they publicly detailed the sexual abuse they endured, Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnast(...)

Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to molesting numerous underage US gymnasts. Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/Getty Images

The team doctor accused of molesting scores of young athletes while working with the United States gymnastics team and Michigan State University plead(...)

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