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Gymnast John Orozco Overcomes Injury and Loss to Make It onto Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games

Gymnast John Orozco Overcomes Injury and Loss to Make It onto Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games

Originally posted 06/26/2016 12:15PM

Olympic gymnast John Orozco is going to Rio.

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Blind Afghanistan War Veteran Will Go for Gold at Paralympic Games in Rio

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Blind Afghanistan War Veteran Will Go for Gold at Paralympic Games in Rio

Originally posted 04/30/2016 12:20AM

One year to the day after losing his sight during a tour in Afghanistan, Brad Snyder won a gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympics. This year at the Games in Rio, he plans to top that.

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Gabby Douglas Wins American Cup, Putting Her Steps Closer to a Comeback in Rio

Originally posted 03/08/2016 02:00AM

When Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas won the American Cup on Saturday, it proved the gymnast is serious about the Olympics this summer.

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Olympian Missy Franklin's Memoir Jacket Revealed – See the Stunning Cover!

Olympian Missy Franklin's Memoir Jacket Revealed – See the Stunning Cover!

Originally posted 03/02/2016 08:55AM

Swimming star Missy Franklin knows what it takes to become a champion. And the dedicated athlete is ready to share her inspiring journey in her new memoir.

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Soccer Power Couple – Who Wear Jersey Nos. 2 and 14 – Pick Valentine's Day to Reveal They're Married!

Soccer Power Couple – Who Wear Jersey Nos. 2 and 14 – Pick Valentine's Day to Reveal They're Married!

Originally posted 02/14/2015 07:00PM

Given the numbers on their respective jerseys – she wears No. 2 for the Seattle Reign FC, and he wears No. 14 for the Sporting Kansas City franchise – soccer power couple Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer picked 2/14 as the ideal date to reveal a bit of happy news:

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Olympic Diver Tom Daley Reveals Happy Relationship with a Man

Olympic Diver Tom Daley Reveals Happy Relationship with a Man

Originally posted 12/02/2013 11:05AM

Olympic diver Tom Daley is so happy in his new relationship, he wanted to share it with his fans.

In a YouTube video released on Monday, the British Olympian, 19, says, "come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe ... That someone is a guy."

Daley says in the five-minute clip that he wanted "to put an end to all the rumors and speculation, and just say it, tell you guys," adding "is it a big deal? I don't think so."

"Of course I still fancy girls, but right now, I'm dating a guy, and I couldn't be happier," he said.

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Ryan Lochte Injured by Excited Fan | Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte Injured by Excited Fan

Originally posted 11/05/2013 09:00PM

Olympic swimming champ Ryan Lochte will be spending some time on dry land – the gold medalist injured his left knee in a freak accident involving an excited fan.

The 29-year-old was in Florida on Sunday when a teenage girl saw and ran at the 6'2" athlete, USA Today reports.

Lochte – who starred in his own reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, earlier this year – caught the girl but they toppled over. While the teen was unharmed, he hit the curb, blowing out his left knee.

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Pack Up Those Gold Medals! Olympian Missy Franklin Heads to College

Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Heads to College

Originally posted 08/19/2013 06:00PM

Missy Franklin is college-bound.

The 18-year-old became the first US female swimmer to win six gold medals at the World Championships in Barcelona on Aug. 4, but she's already focused on starting her life as a student at the University of California, Berkeley.

"Honestly just being home is enough of a celebration for me," the four-time Olympic gold medalist, who will go straight from hosting the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day to move into her dorm room, told PEOPLE on Tuesday.

While such a busy schedule could be overwhelming for some, Franklin takes it all in stride, with the help of her trademark upbeat attitude.

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Gabby Douglas: I Nearly Quit Gymnastics to Work at Chick-fil-A! | Gabrielle Douglas

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Gabby Douglas: I Nearly Quit Gymnastics to Work at Chick-fil-A!

Originally posted 11/30/2012 07:55AM

Around this time last year, Gabby Douglas dropped a bomb on her coaches and family: She wanted to quit gymnastics – and maybe try getting a job at Chick-fil-A.

"What," she says now, "was I thinking?"

Of course, she didn't. And the rest is history.

Four months after becoming the first black woman ever to win Olympic gold in individual all-around gymnastics, Douglas, 16, is looking back on her magical year – one that includes a new memoir Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith, to be published Dec. 4, and excerpted exclusively in PEOPLE this week.

"My life has changed so much," says the bubbly former PEOPLE cover girl, who spent the morning before Thanksgiving chilling with her big sister, Arielle, 23, in her sweats and chatting with PEOPLE in her midtown Manhattan hotel. "It's been really fun."

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Designer Reveals Secrets to Dressing Queen Elizabeth | Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth's Designer Angela Kelly Reveals What It's Like to Dress the Royal

Originally posted 11/05/2012 01:00PM

Queen Elizabeth set the tone for the London Summer Olympics when she appeared to jump out of a helicopter during the Games' Opening Ceremony.

With everyone – including her seamstress – kept in the dark about her two identical gowns – one for the Queen and one for her brave stunt double – the story behind the Queen's outfit for that unforgettable moment is finally being revealed.

In the book Dressing The Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe, which designer Angela Kelly – personal assistant, adviser and curator to Queen Elizabeth II – has penned to mark the Queen's dresses in her 60th year on the throne, readers get a glimpse of what it's like to dress the royal.

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