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Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Times Staff Report The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last...

Simone Manuel’s gold medal is not just for her

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - When she was 11, Simone Manuel came home and asked her mother a question: Why...

Simone Biles Wows at Rio Olympics with Four Gymnastics Golds

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has cemented her status as an elite athlete. Biles won her fourth gold medal in Tuesday's...

Rio Olympics opening ceremony highlights Brazil, environment

By Mauricio Savarese Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There's nothing like the unique Brazilian vibe — and the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer...