01:25 PM EDT 09/26/2016
Originally posted 09/25/2016 01:30PM
After taking home a gold medal at the Olympics and winning America's hearts on the latest season of Dancing with the Stars, Laurie Hernandez is a star in her own right. But that didn't stop her from having a total fangirl freak-out when she met singer Tori Kelly.
DWTS Alum Aly Raisman Says Laurie Hernandez Is 'Way Better Than Any of the Other Gymnasts That Have Been on the Show'
Originally posted 09/20/2016 09:40PM
On Monday evening, the 22-year-old gold medalist sat in the audience for week two's TV night where she complimented her Final Five teammate's dancing skills.
After Hernandez and pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy were awarded a 32 out of 40 for their jive, Raisman said, "I mean, I think she should have gotten all 10s. I thought it was the best of the night. She's incredible."
Originally posted 09/19/2016 04:15PM
British triathlete Alistair Brownlee chose to forgo gold at the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico, over the weekend, instead, carrying his wobbling brother to the finish line for a second and third place finish.
Originally posted 09/16/2016 12:00AM
The gymnast answers a series of rapid-fire questions for Vogue
Simone Biles and Madison Kocian Are Already Back to Training After Olympics – This Time for Their National Tour
Originally posted 09/14/2016 08:40AM
Champions never sleep – just ask Simone Biles and Madison Kocian!
Simone Biles Excited for Teammate Laurie Hernandez's DWTS Debut: 'Every Time I See a Commercial, I Fan Girl'
Originally posted 09/07/2016 12:20PM
While the new cast of Dancing with the Stars appeared together for the first time on Wednesday's episode of Good Morning America, Biles made a surprise appearance that sent the DWTS gymnast running in for hug.
Biles then excitedly handed her pal sparkly high top Converse sneakers that resemble the top prize for DWTS – Hernandez, 16, even scooted over so Biles could share her seat.
Cheryl Burke on Partnering with Ryan Lochte After Rio Scandal: 'Dancing with the Stars Is All About Redemption'
Originally posted 09/01/2016 03:35PM
"I'm really glad that I can be there now as a distraction," Burks says in her blog – which she writes exclusively for PEOPLE – of Lochte making headlines after his Rio Olympics robbery scandal last month. "[DWTS] has given him something else to focus on: getting ready to dance in front of millions of people. I think this opportunity came at the perfect time for him."
Iconic 1968 Olympic Activist Tommie Smith Defends Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest: 'He's Bringing the Truth Out'
Originally posted 08/31/2016 03:15PM
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem in protest of racism and police brutality in the United States has become a topic of national debate.
Olympian Laurie Hernandez Joins Dancing with the Stars: My Dad Always Said 'You're Gonna Be on There One Day'
Originally posted 08/30/2016 08:45AM
"I'm so excited! I can't wait to do the jive," the 16-year-old tells PEOPLE of joining season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.
Joining the new cast of the ABC reality dance competition is a full-circle moment for the gymnast, who grew up in New Jersey watching the show with her dad.
"My dad and I love to watch the show together. He used to tap me on the shoulder and say, 'You're gonna be on there one day,' " she recalls. "I would just tell him, 'Oh, stop. You're being silly.' Now he's like, 'I told you!' He’s so excited."
Hope Solo on the Moment She Is Suspended for Olympics Outburst: 'Seventeen F------ Years and It's Over'
Originally posted 08/30/2016 07:55AM
No matter how you feel about Hope Solo's recent six-month suspension from U.S. Women's Soccer, it's difficult not to be moved by the footage showing her stunned, tearful reaction immediately after receiving the news that her storied career is possibly finished.
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