11:56 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/06/2013 08:05AM
Lindsey Vonn may be down, but she's not out.
Suffering multiple injuries after a serious crash on Tuesday's opening day of the Alpine World Championships in Austria – and facing surgery – the most successful skier in U.S. history vows not only to compete in next year's Sochi Olympics, but to be competing again this November.
"Her goal is to be back by Lake Louise, stronger than she's ever been," Patrick Riml, Alpine program director for the United States ski team, said Wednesday, reports The New York Times.
Originally posted 09/10/2012 03:05PM
Even members of the "Fab Five" can take a fall.
Olympians McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were both injured while performing on uneven bars during Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics in Ontario, Calif., over the weekend.
Maroney – who took home one gold and one silver medal following this summer's Olympic Games in London – fell following a simple dismount from the bars. The 16-year-old 2011 world vault champion had to be carried out of the arena by medics.
Raisman – who took home two gold medals and one bronze in London – suffered a fall after she failed to land a Shaposhnikova.
Originally posted 09/03/2012 05:15PM
After a storied career in which he won 18 Olympic gold medals, and 22 medals overall, Michael Phelps celebrated his retirement from competitive swimming this weekend at – what else? – a pool party.
Phelps, 27, who became a legend in Athens, Beijing and London, chose Las Vegas as the city for his send-off, enjoying a raucous Saturday afternoon at the Encore Beach Club with friends, fans and fellow swimmers – including his training partner and close friend Allison Schmitt.
The Maryland native was grinning ear to ear as the club's bikini-clad servers gave him a special cake paying tribute to his 22 medals, the most won by any Olympian in history.
Originally posted 08/14/2012 10:10AM
From London to late night!
After captivating the nation during the Olympics, gold medalist Gabby Douglas appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Monday.
Douglas – who told Leno she "definitely" plans to compete in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro – carried her two gold medals on stage, giving one to Leno and one to fellow guest, Michelle Obama.
Originally posted 08/13/2012 07:45AM
After winning silver medals at the London Games, beach volleyball players Jen Kessy and April Ross are using their talents for the greater good.
Kessy, 35, and Ross, 30, are teaming up with 4POINT4, who outfitted both women during the Olympics, to teach underprivileged children in Haiti and Thailand their beloved game.
"Having the chance to play sports growing up teaches you all kinds of life lessons. It gives young people confidence and instills in them motivation and drive to be the best one can be. It's absolutely invaluable," Ross says.
5 Things You Missed This Weekend: the Olympics Wraps Up, Jennifer Aniston's Engaged, Paul Ryan's a V.P. Hopeful & More!
Originally posted 08/13/2012 06:00AM
The 2012 London Olympic Games have come to a close, but don't worry – we've got everything you missed while you were singing along to One Direction and the Spice Girls during Sunday's closing ceremony. Here are five fun things you may have missed this weekend:
5. Stephen Baldwin Is a Real-Life Hero!Stephen Baldwin may play a hero in the movies, but this weekend he proved he's also a hero in real life! The actor, 46, helped a woman having a seizure in New York City on Thursday. "I held her hand and said a few prayers," Baldwin said. (Read about Baldwin's bravery.)
4. Hats Off to Stylish Mom Rachel Zoe The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Rachel Zoe and son Skyler hit L.A. boutique Kitson where the stylish duo tried on hats. Celebrity stylist mom Rachel paired hers with platform heels while 16-month-old Skyler chose toy cars as his preferred accessory. (Check out their fearless fashion.)
Originally posted 08/12/2012 06:00PM
The London Olympics came to a close Sunday with a star-studded ceremony full of music, dance and fashion – and a dash of Spice.
After 16 days of awe-inspiring athletics, the Closing Ceremony seemed more like a music festival than a farewell.
Originally posted 08/10/2012 03:00PM
Can you blame him?
After working hard and then winning five medals in London – including individual gold – Ryan Lochte, who just turned 28, has a lot to celebrate.
And so he did, hitting up London hot spots on multiple nights and making plenty of female friends along the way.
Following a rowdy Sunday night romp at Chinawhite nightclub, Lochte went out on two more excursions: a Tuesday night sojourn to Planet Hollywood to celebrate his 28th birthday, and another late-night clubbing session at the Rose Club on Thursday.
And he wasn't alone. The newly-minted sex symbol seemed to enjoy the attention of adoring women as he exited the clubs in the wee hours.
Originally posted 08/09/2012 06:00PM
With four Olympic gold medals already to his name, Usain Bolt on Thursday went on to become the first Olympian ever to win back-to-back gold medals in both the 100m and 200m sprints.
Although he didn't break his own world record from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Bolt had enough of a lead at the end of the race to slow his pace and hold a finger to his lips, shushing the crowd. With his time of 19.32 seconds, he narrowly beat out fellow Jamaican teammates Yohan Blake (19.44) and Warren Weir (19.84).
"The guy is just on another planet now," American sprinter Wallace Spearmon, who came in fourth place with a time of 19.90, told the Associated Press.
Originally posted 08/09/2012 11:15AM
History was made Wednesday when Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic gold in the women's beach volleyball finals.
"Winning the first gold medal, we were young, sweet, we did it. Winning back-to-back medals is very difficult. To go for a three-peat – I don't know if you could write the script the way it turned out. But we believed," May-Treanor told PEOPLE Wednesday.
May-Treanor, 35, and Walsh Jennings, 33, defeated fellow Team USA athletes Jen Kessy and April Ross in the all-American final.
But even May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings's opponents couldn't help but feel elated for the team who helped pioneer women's beach volleyball.
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