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This Day in Black History: Aug. 2, 2012
Gabrielle Douglas won an Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics on Aug. 2, 2012....


Gabby Douglas Donates Olympic Items to Smithsonian
Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is donating personal items to the Smithsonian's National Museum o...


Which Olympic Team Is Better, 1992 Dream Team or 2012 Squad?
In response to Kobe Bryant's comments about the Olympics, Michael Jordan says 1992 Dream Team is be...


U.S. Men's Olympic Team Set for Camp, Roster Picks
Multiple injuries have forced the U.S. Olympic basketball team to scrap its plans to name their 12-...


Blind Swimmer Vivian Stancil Makes a Splash at Senior Olympics
Once afraid of the water, the 67-year-old retired school teacher is now a champion swimmer....


Gabrielle Douglas: 'My Goal Is to Compete in the 2016 Olympics'
The champion athlete talks her biopic, The Gabby Douglas Story, and shares her dreams for gymnastic...


Michelle Obama to Lead Olympic Let's Move Campaign
Communities can organize fitness activities through Meetup.com....


Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Shares His Diet and Fitness Routines
The 19-year-old works out five hours a day and has adopted a healthier diet....


London 2012: Black Locals Feel Forgotten
The Root Exclusive: In the shadow of Olympic Park, neighborhood residents talk broken promises....


Seven Cameroonian Athletes Disappear at London Olympics
Seven Cameroonian athletes, including boxers, a swimmer and a soccer player, have gone missing whil...


London Failing: Romney Stumbles Throughout His First Day Abroad
Mitt Romney earns Olympic gold medal for the number of gaffes made on his "listen and learn" tour a...


Commentary: Mitt Romney’s Olympic Blunders Highlight a Bigger Problem
Mitt Romney might go for the gold in horse dancing, but he won’t be winning any medals for foreign ...


Emeli Sandé Performs at London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The UK singer was the only female vocalist to hit the stage....


Hip Hop Inspires Olympian Michael Phelps' Last Gold Race
Phelps says Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy and others were on his grand finale playlist....


Gabby Douglas to Write Inspirational Memoir
The Olympic gymnast will tell a tale of her journey to London....


Olympic Hopeful Boxer Speaks Out About Incest and Sexual Abuse
Olympic hopeful boxer Quanitta "Queen" Underwood's bravery is inspiring and will encourage others t...


Commentary: Being Comfortable With Gabby Douglas’ Backflips and Buckshots
The furor over Olympian Gabby Douglas' hair should make Black people look at what we really think o...


This Day in Black History: Sept. 12, 1913
Jesse Owens, track star and Olympic medalist, was born on Sept. 12, 1913. He won four gold medals i...


Kobe Bryant Wants Shot at Second Olympic Gold Medal in 2012
The Laker has told people he wants a shot at winning a second gold medal after leading Team USA to ...


Commentary: Are We There Yet?
Now that the election is over, all eyes turn to what lies ahead for the president and his loyal GOP...

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