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People are losing their minds over the world's most successful Olympic couple

People are losing their minds over the world's most successful Olympic couple LONDON — With a total of 10 Olympic gold medals between them (five of which they've earned at the 2016 Olympic games), Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are currently the world's most successful Olympic couple.At the time of writing, if they happened to form their own country together, they'd be sitting thirteenth in the medal table — right above Spain, New Zealand, Brazil, Kenya and Canada.

Olympics presenter awkwardly explains what couple behind him are doing on live TV

Olympics presenter awkwardly explains what couple behind him are doing on live TV LONDON — It's only been a few days since BBC presenter Dan Walker had to deal with a hen party invading his broadcast — and he's already had an even more unusual situation crop up since then.During an update on the Olympics, Walker stands in front of the beach and addresses the camera.

Usain Bolt flipbook perfectly captures the world's fastest man

Usain Bolt flipbook perfectly captures the world's fastest man The Flippist's flipbooks are usually very detailed.However, his flipbook of Usain Bolt is lacking a lot of details – in the best way.

Ryan Lochte has now been dumped by four of his major sponsors

Ryan Lochte has now been dumped by four of his major sponsors This was an especially bad Monday for Ryan Lochte.Olympian after he finally admitted that he (sort of) lied about being robbed during a night out in Rio, Brazil.

John Oliver tears down Ryan Lochte as no longer 'America’s favorite idiot'

John Oliver tears down Ryan Lochte as no longer 'America’s favorite idiot' Perhaps the tragedy of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte wasn't that he lied; it was that America's lovable doofus is no longer lovable.While John Oliver spent the majority of the Last Week Tonight episode tearing down charter schools, he was able to spare a moment for Lochte, suggesting that no one should be surprised at the Olympian's behavior after he's given so many interviews worth of frat-speak, brah.

Here's how Team Refugees fared at the Olympics

Here's how Team Refugees fared at the Olympics It was a feel-good story that came out of the worldwide strife that forced these athletes to become refugees in the first place.And they were undoubtedly among the heroes of this Olympics, no matter where they finished in the standings.

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The story behind one brave Olympian's protest

The story behind one brave Olympian's protest Some 400 have been killed since November 2015 by security forces during anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports.“Ethiopian security forces have fired on and killed hundreds of students, farmers, and other peaceful protesters with blatant disregard for human life,” Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director at Human Rights Watch said.

9 awesome things from Tokyo we want to see in the 2020 Olympics

9 awesome things from Tokyo we want to see in the 2020 Olympics After a very eventful couple of weeks, the  2016 Rio Olympics came to a close on Sunday, leaving us with an epic teaser for what's in store at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.After seeing Mario — a Japanese video game icon — joined by Pac-Man and other anime characters in Brazil's Maracana stadium, we started to imagine all the wondrous potential of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Simone Biles caused an unexpected delay in the Olympics closing ceremony

Simone Biles caused an unexpected delay in the Olympics closing ceremony Everyone wants a selfie with Simone Biles' famous smile.In fact, so many of Biles' fellow Olympic athletes wanted to snap photos with her before the Games came to an end that their selfie-taking wound up delaying the entire Rio closing ceremony.

Ralph Lauren, Speedo drop Ryan Lochte following fake robbery claims

Ralph Lauren, Speedo drop Ryan Lochte following fake robbery claims Olympic athlete Ryan Lochte continues to take heat after lying about being held up at gun-point by men dressed up as police in a gas station in Rio.Following the revelation, swimwear brand Speedo has dropped Lochte and Ralph Lauren also announced they won't be renewing their contract with the athlete as well.

IOC revokes Usain Bolt's gold medal for teammate's banned substance use

IOC revokes Usain Bolt's gold medal for teammate's banned substance use Eight-time gold medalist Usain Bolt is now seven-time gold medalist Usain Bolt.The Jamaican sprinter will have to hand back a gold medal he earned in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2008 Olympics.

Japan's 2020 Tokyo Olympic Ambassadors Are Lit AF

Japan's 2020 Tokyo Olympic Ambassadors Are Lit AF Leave it to Japan to put together the most amazing team of Olympic ambassadors ever.The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are three years away, and we’re already reeling over how cool the characters chosen to represent the company and welcome people to Japan actually are.

Even Tom Brady thinks Simone Biles is a superstar

Even Tom Brady thinks Simone Biles is a superstar Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles attended the 2017 Super Bowl Opening Night in Houston on Monday, interviewing players as a correspondent for Inside Edition.Naturally, the 4-foot-9 gymnast spoke with NFL players who are much, much taller.

Tokyo will make its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones

Tokyo will make its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones For those who've dreamt of taking a selfie with Olympic superstar Simone Biles, this might be the closest your smartphone will ever get to her.” The committee hopes to amass eight tons of metal — enough to produce 5,000 medals — by installing collection boxes in more than 2,400 Japanese mobile carrier stores across the country.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made Out Of Old Gadgets

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made Out Of Old Gadgets Host cities always try to put their own special twist on things when it comes to designing Olympic medals.For Tokyo, that twist is to make them out of people’s old, unwanted gadgets.

Rio's Olympic venues are already on their way to ruin

Rio's Olympic venues are already on their way to ruin Sadly, only six months after the Rio Games ended, it looks like several of the city’s major Olympic venues are already falling apart.18, the key games precinct has been shut down, the Maracanã Stadium has been looted, and the Olympic golf course is struggling to stay afloat.

GoFundMe teams up with Special Olympics to empower athletes with disabilities

GoFundMe teams up with Special Olympics to empower athletes with disabilities A new partnership will help Olympians get to Austria next month for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, and it's empowering the intellectual disability community in the process.Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced a "global sponsorship" with the Special Olympics on Thursday, launching nearly 500 online campaigns to support athletes, teams and delegations.

People are distraught their favorite Olympian got kicked out of the team

People are distraught their favorite Olympian got kicked out of the team The news started circulating after a leaked memo on Wednesday, detailing why the swimmer, who is ranked 12th internationally, will not be with the rest of the national team.18, 2017, said Ning was kicked off the team for making unauthorised advertising endorsements, as well as showing poor conduct.