Aimee Berg

Rio 2016

Helen Maroulis Trained With Champions To Become the First American Woman Wrestler to Win Gold

Helen Maroulis' parents almost made her give up wrestling because they didn't think there was any future in it. Now she's an Olympic gold medalist.
Aimee Berg
8.22.16
olympics

Meet Shakur Stevenson, America's Best Olympic Fighter in More than a Decade

Shakur Stevenson, who is aiming to become the first men's boxing U.S. Olympic gold medalist since 2004, has caught the attention of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Aimee Berg
8.19.16
olympics

The IOC Responds to the Ryan Lochte Mess in Rio

At the International Olympic Committee's daily press briefing on Thursday, the first question was where the IOC stood on the Ryan Lochte case.
Aimee Berg
8.18.16
psychology

The U.S. Men's Volleyball Team Has a Coach for the Mind

To keep their minds healthy, the U.S. men's volleyball team relies on Andrea Becker, a sports psychologist and former standout softball player.
Aimee Berg
8.16.16
olympics

Meb Keflezighi Waits for the Olympic Marathon

American marathoner Meb Keflezighi will start and finish his fourth Olympics on August 21st, the last day of the Rio Games. Until then, he's laying low.
Aimee Berg
8.15.16
Rio 2016

Will Anybody Cheer for the Refugee Athletes at the Olympics?

This year, 10 athletes competed in the Rio Olympics as part of a special refugee team. Several of the athletes wondered whether they'd have any fans watching them.
Aimee Berg
8.15.16
olympics

Anthony Ervin Reflects on his Career, and Michael Phelps After Historic Gold Medal Win

Anthony Ervin talks about his path back to Olympic gold and how Michael Phelps has matured into a leader.
Aimee Berg
8.15.16
Politics

Faye Sultan Represents Kuwait But Competes for the "Independent Olympic Athlete" Team

Last year, the IOC suspended Kuwait. As a result, athletes, like Kuwaiti swimmer Faye Sultan, must compete as independents.
Aimee Berg
8.15.16
Australia

What Is It Like to Be a Race-Walking Judge?

A bent knee or a foot off the ground could earn a race walker a red card. And giving a red card could get a judge heckled by fans, or worse, spit at by a race walker.
Aimee Berg
8.12.16
olympics

The Badassery of Trampoline

There is no recovery time in trampoline. There are no free bounces. Every huck must include a trick. One miss and it's "game over"—or worse.
Aimee Berg
8.11.16
olympics

Rio Olympic Organizers Say Media Bus Was Stoned; Witness Not So Sure

On Tuesday night, a media bus was traveling from Olympic venues when journalists on board said they heard a "pop pop" that shattered two windows and left at least two people bleeding.
Aimee Berg
8.11.16
china

Competing in Quiet in an Unlikely Place: Olympic Archery in Rio's Samba Stadium

A place usually reserved for the loud Carnival is host to this year's Olympic archery competition. On Saturday, the U.S. men's team vied for gold in the finals.
Aimee Berg
8.9.16
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