Simone Biles

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Simone Biles of USA competes on the floor during the women’s individual all-around final. Photograph: Reuters

Simone Biles stood by herself atop the podium as her national anthem played, the thousands of Swarovski crystals adorning her red, white and blue leo(...)

Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team Final  in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Simone Biles is threatening to loom over every other star at these Olympics although she stands at 4’ 8” in pumps, not including pony-tail. On a bri(...)

Ronda Rousey of the US (in blue) won bronze in women’s 70kg judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and subsequently had to live in her car as she could not afford to play rent. Photograph: Olivier Morin/Getty Images.

More than 11,000 athletes marched into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium on Friday night, officially kicking off the 2016 Olympic Games. Only a handfu(...)

Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones.

Saoirse Ronan ascends yet another rung on the ladder of fame as she appears on the international cover of this week’s Time magazine. The Irish actor(...)

 Gymnast Simone Biles: In competition, on the beam, on the vault or on the floor, she is a study of impeccable grace under pressure. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images)

There are many different ways to gauge the greatness of Simone Biles. Icons from different eras testify she is the best gymnast they’ve ever seen, Nad(...)

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