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Meet the 2016 U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Group Competition Team

Not to be overshadowed by the regular gymnstics, these athletes have already earned a trip to the Olympics in Rio this summer.

Gabby Douglas Releases Her Own Emojis Just In Time for Rio

Just in time for Rio, you're going to flip for these Gabbymojis.

Ibtihaj Muhammad On the Future of Muslim Women In Sports

The Rio-bound fencer is the first American to rep Team USA wearing a hijab. We sat down with the Rio-bound fencer to discuss the challenges for Muslim American athletes and what's ahead.

These Refugees Are Making Olympic History

The summer Olympic Games in Rio will be the first ever to host a team of refugee athletes

This Cyclist Is the First American Athlete to Skip the Olympics Because of Zika

Meanwhile, gymnast Gabby Douglas says "I don't care about no stupid bugs"

Missy Franklin to Release a Swimwear Collection with Speedo

Who wouldn't want high-performance swimwear designed and tested by the Olympian?

Watching Christen Press Try to Juggle Different Sports Balls Might Make You Feel Kinda Uncoordinated

The soccer champ has a few more skills up her sleeve than game-day hat tricks.

We Tested Soccer Star Christen Press On Her Fitness IQ

We tested the World Cup champ to see just how much she knows about healthy eating and fitness.

Get to Know World Cup Champion Christen Press

The soccer star is as charming as she is talented.

U.S. Athletes Show Off Their Fitness Skills By Crushing Crazy Feats

In case being the best athletes in the country wasn't already cool enough.

Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

Prepare to experience some serious #squad envy.

Let's Clear Up Some Facts About the Zika Virus for Olympians

The USWNT goalie says that she wouldn't go to the Olympics due to Zika. We straighten out the real risks for athletes heading to Rio.

6 Burning Questions for Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin

The Olympian answers all of our swimming qs, from how to properly fuel up to whether it's ever cool to pee in the pool.

Natalie Coughlin's Almond Cherry Recovery Smoothie

If drinking this post-workout smoothie will make us as strong and skilled as this Olympian, then bottoms up!

Lolo Jones Shares Her Non-Athletic Secret Talent

Get to know the inspiring bobsledder and hurdler on a whole new level.

Running Superstar Shalane Flanagan's Tips for Going the Distance

The three-time Olympian and American's shares her marathon secrets.

Olympian Lolo Jones Shares Her Secret Weapon Workout

Get to know the uber-inspiring Olympic hurdler and bobsledder.

How Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Beat the Odds

How Olympian Amy Van Dyken kept pushing herself after hearing she'd never walk again.

U.S. Women's Soccer Star Carli Lloyd's 17-Year Plan to Become the World's Greatest Athlete

How the soccer star stays on the top of her game—and how you can too.

Hammer Thrower Amanda Bingson: "200 Pounds and Kicking Ass"

The badass hammer thrower gets real about her naked ESPN shoot and how her weight has affected her sport.

Meet the Fit Female Athletes of the ESPN Body Issue

The featured athletes embrace their bodies in jaw-dropping photos—and share their best inspirational quotes.

Team USA Wants You to Help an Olympic Athlete

Because winning the gold doesn't come cheap!

Bobbi Brown Makeup Gets a Very Sweaty Test

If you struggle to keep your makeup on day to night, see what happened when female extremed athletes skiied, surfed, and more in Bobbi Brown's new mascara.