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Olympian To Doctor: Fencer Kamali Thompson Is On The Path To Becoming A Surgeon

When it comes to the best of both worlds, Kamali Thompson is living in it! In 2021, the New Jersey native was a part of sports history after being a fencer for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics. But, her climb to success doesn’t stop there as she is now making her way into the medical field. According to Teen Vogue, she’s on the path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 5, 2022

Instagram Blocks Olympic Gold Medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah For Sharing Videos Of Tokyo Victories

Instagram isn’t playing any games when it comes to Olympic coverage. The Guardian reports that the social media platform recently blocked Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah following her posts celebrating her recent wins at the Tokyo Olympics. Thompson-Herah took to Instagram to post videos of her family celebrating the gold medals she won during the 100m and 200m races. The Olympian also shared some TV footage of the races. It wasn’t long after her posts that she realized that her access to the app had been revoked. Due to The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ownership of the intellectual property rights for the Games, they are very strict about the content that is shared. Broadcast rights for the 2018 Winter Games and the 2020 Summer Games alone, brought in $4 billion for the organization so they’ve doubled down on efforts to keep the content under a tight wrap. According to the IOC, “Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) have the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympic Games....

Shanique Yates

Aug 4, 2021

Twitter Declares Simone Biles The 'GOAT' With New Emoji Ahead Of The Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles has already reached “greatest of all time” status, but Twitter just made it official. Just in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Twitter has announced that it’s launching a new GOAT emoji specifically to honor the Olympic gold medalist. This moment marks history for the 24-year-old as she’s the first Olympian to receive a custom emoji from Twitter and first female athlete ever to receive her own GOAT emoji, following after people like Patrick Mahomes. When used by Twitter users, the emoji will automatically populate alongside hashtags like “#SimoneBiles” or “#Simone” throughout the Olympic Games, which begin today and continue until Aug. 8. The social recognition for Biles is sure to explode over the next few weeks as she’s considered a crowd-favorite. Her new emoji is designed as a goat sporting a red, sparkly leotard with a gold medal around its neck to recognize her accomplishments. Witness greatness Tweet with greatness #SimoneBiles #Simone

Njera Perkins

Jul 23, 2021

Naomi Osaka's New Barbie Doll Sells Out Within Hours Of Its Online Release

Naomi Osaka is a force to be reckoned with! Not only is she that girl on the tennis courts, but the young mogul in the making has become an entrepreneur, social activist, an advocate for mental health, and more — using her platform to be the change that the world so desperately needs these days. It’s only right that her latest endeavor includes her very own Barbie doll as a part of Mattel’s Barbie Role Model series. This is a collection of dolls that honors global role models from diverse backgrounds and fields who are breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls, according to the company’s website . In fact, this isn’t the first time that Osaka has partnered with Barbie. She served as one of the brand’s shero dolls back in 2019. Once again, Osaka’s doll can hardly be kept on shelves. CNN reports that just hours after its release, the Barbie doll which sports a Nike tennis dress and white visor — an outfit that Osaka wore during the 2020 Australian Open — has sold...

Shanique Yates

Jul 13, 2021

Years After Dismissal From Nike During Her Pregnancy, Allyson Felix Begins Building Her Own Shoe Empire

Allyson Felix said forget a seat at the table! The most decorated woman in the history of American track and field was once told to “know her place” by Nike executives. Thankfully she knew her worth too. After appearing in countless promotions for Nike during her time with the company, sporting their logo across her racing tops, compression shin sleeves, you name it, the company ultimately failed the Olympian, reports Yahoo!Sports. Felix used her voice to advocate for pregnant athletes to ensure that they wouldn’t be penalized for pregnancy and in turn, Nike told her to “know her place.” In an open letter to the world, Fenix shared: “I’ve been running my whole life. I’m good at it, and I’ve got a lot of medals to show for it. I was scared to stop running, I wasn’t sure I would fully know who I was without it. Like many women, I was afraid that starting a family would be a ‘death sentence’ for my career. I did it anyway. During my pregnancy, I faced a gender injustice that I couldn’t...

Shanique Yates

Jun 29, 2021