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Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named 'People of the Year'
"People people magazine magazine is is including including a a country country music music icon icon and and a a gymnast gymnast in in its its twenty twenty twenty twenty one one people people of of the the year year honors honors Maxine Maxine vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine Dolly Dolly Parton Parton is is being being honored honored by by people people for for donating donating a a million million dollars dollars to to fund fund coated coated vaccine vaccine research research seven seven hundred hundred thousand thousand dollars dollars for for Tennessee Tennessee flood flood victims victims and and her her imagination imagination library library project project which which is is given given away away nearly nearly one one hundred hundred seventy seventy million million books books to to children children under under the the age age of of five five the the country country legend legend is is joined joined by by Olympic Olympic gymnast gymnast Simone Simone Biles Biles whose whose focus focus on on mental mental health health quote quote redefined redefined what what it it means means to to win win in in sports sports actress actress Sandra Sandra oh oh for for fighting fighting Asian Asian American American hate hate and and the the nation's nation's more more than than three three million million teachers teachers people's people's honoring honoring teachers teachers for for having having gone gone above above and and beyond beyond to to ensure ensure our our nation's nation's kids kids have have bright bright opportunities opportunities ahead ahead despite despite the the challenges challenges of of the the pandemic pandemic I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
America's Political Left Explodes After Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted
"A moment. Of course, the other big breaking story that happened after we left you Friday, Kyle rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts. And again, the beast is wounded. If you're a new listener, I call the media, I call academics. I call Hollywood. I call the I call the big media machine, the Democrats. I call them the beast. And sometimes the beast gets injured and the beast houses in protest because the race baders over on MSNBC didn't like the outcome. They had a very predictable response. Here's one of their stars at MSNBC, despicable, despicable response by a woman named Tiffany cross. Ellie, I'm disgusted at what I'm saying. It's not just this trial. It's other trials, but this in particular, the fact that white supremacists roam the halls of Congress freely and celebrate this little murderous white supremacist and the fact that he gets to walk the streets freely, it lets you know these people have access to instituting laws. They represent legislative branch of this country. What are we to make of that? She's given a camera and a microphone and a platform to be on national television, and she spews that kind of bile of just just garbage. That little white supremacist are you kidding me? And it got even worse, consider her guest. Ely miss stall. This happened because this is what the white justice system was designed to do, all right? This is not a miscarriage of justice. This is justice working as intended for white people. And the way you know that is because of the judge. The reason why I was able to predict that was because of the judge. The judge was in the tank from the defendant from the jump. I mean, literally before the trial, he was making motions and making rulings in favor of rittenhouse. He continued that bias throughout the trial. That's without even getting into his maga ring tones without even getting into his off color Asian jokes. Not even getting into all of that, his actual decision making favored the defendant the entire time. By you. I can't even get angry at this anymore. I feel nothing but pity for these pathetic, pathetic people. I honest to goodness. I do. I feel sorry for them. You know, if a jury verdict came down, and the shoe was on the other foot, and it was a black kid. Accused or on trial for shooting white people. Oh my gosh. If anybody on Fox News or newsmax or what America news or the Salem radio network or sale of news channel, dared to say one tenth of what those people say about this white kid in Kenosha, all hell would break loose. All hell would break loose. These people are to be pitied,
U.S. Gymnasts Say FBI Failed to Protect Them From Sexual Abuse
"Four american gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney aly rice. Men and maggie nichols sat in front of the senate yesterday. Engaged emotional testimony about the abuse. They suffered at the hands of former usa gymnastics doctor. Larry nassar and their feelings of betrayal by investigators particularly the fbi the fbi. Let them down big time. This is simone biles. I don't want another young gymnast. Olympic athlete or any individual to experience the horror that i and hundreds of others have endured before during and continuing to this day in the week of the larry nassar abuse. She said the scars of this horrific abuse continue and the impact will never be over michaela. Maroni told a story about sitting on her bedroom floor back in twenty fifteen and talking to the fbi over the phone and telling them all of the details of everything that had happened to her and then told the f. b. i. About tokyo the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane. Ride to then work on me. Later that night that evening i was naked completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agents silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked is that all advocates for the young women. Say as many as one hundred twenty athletes may have been abused by nasser. they says l. erased men nassir found more than one hundred new victims to molest serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing. I don't know if you guys saw this part of her testimony but she told a story about sitting with an fbi agent and him trying to convince her that everything that had happened. Wasn't that bad.
Simone Biles: 'I Blame the System That Enabled Larry Nassar's Abuse'
"Before we begin our next segment. We note that we will be discussing sexual abuse the testimony. On capitol hill yesterday was both angry and anguished for usa gymnastics athletes said law enforcement including the fbi ignored them and lied about them when they said they were abused by former team. Doctor and convicted sex offender. Larry nassar simone. Biles was one of the women who testified to be clear. I blame larry nassar and i also blame an entire system that enabled perpetrated his joining us. Now is marissa witkowski hausky. She's an investigative journalist for usa today. Who began covering the abuse scandal years ago at the indianapolis star. It's been six years since usa gymnastics heard the first allegations. And it's been five years since you and other journalists at the indianapolis star began reporting on this listening to yesterday's testimonies. What stood out to you. What lawmakers heard yesterday was the continued frustration of survivors. Who felt that their allegations against larry nassar had not been taken seriously enough. They had been calling for change in calling for accountability for the failures of usa gymnastics of the us olympic and paralympic committee and of the fbi former olympic gymnast michaela maroney in her testimony directly. Blame the fbi for not acting fast enough to stop by larry nassar. Here's her testimony. What is the point of reporting abuse if our own. Fbi agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer.
Star Gymnasts Give Chilling Testimony on FBI Mishandling of Larry Nassar Case
"Our listeners. There will be descriptions of sexual assault here so if you need to skip ahead. Now's the time but with that. Let's go to christine brennan sports columnists with usa today. Abc news contributor. And she's actually been covering the story since it broke which is years now right christina. What stuck out to you about this testimony yesterday brad. The power is in the platform. A lot of what was said by. Simone biles and allie race men michaela maroney and mcnichols. A lot of it has been in reports or has been printed in newspaper stories and online it. Some of it was new but a lot of it wasn't. I've had to be taken in an ambulance. Because i pass out and i'm so sick from just the trauma and it might not even be after a hearing like this it just hits me out of the blue to have us be reminded of the horrors of larry nassar to see these incredible women especially simone biles. Everyone just watched her six weeks ago in tokyo and all that she went through there i worked incredibly hard to make sure that my presence could maintain a connection between the failures and the competition at tokyo twenty twenty that has proven to be exceptionally difficult burden for me to carry. It is a reminder That that this denver goes away. Never goes away for them and though it in that means it shouldn't ever go away for us and they're survivors of larry. Nassar have a right to know why they're wellbeing was placed in jeopardy by these individuals. Who chose not to do their jobs to date. No one from the fbi. The us opec or usa. G has faced federal charges. other than larry
Canadian Pacific Reaches $27 Billion Deal to Buy Kansas City Southern
"Major railway companies are coming together in a historic new deal canadian pacific railway but kansas city southern for more than twenty seven billion dollars. If the deal is approved it will be the first major merger in the industry in about two decades. It will create the first freight railroad that links canada. The us and mexico. Canadian pacific already plays a key role in north american trade beginning. Kansas city southern was big because it plays a big part in trade with mexico. The trains bring auto and other industrial products from mexico into the us and they bring american farm goods back to mexico. Once the railways are merged. The new company will be named canadian pacific kansas city and it plans to bring on another twenty thousand employees but regulators still have to give the okay and those reviews could last until the end of next
Arizona Becomes First State to Sue Biden Administration Over Vaccine Mandates
"Is now the first state to sue the biden administration over cove nineteen vaccine mandates. Remember as part of a larger plan to fight the pandemic and the delta variants the white house announced a new mandate coming soon. It says all companies with one hundred or more employees must require workers either be vaccinated or get weekly kovic testing businesses. That don't could face thousands of dollars in fines. Well arizona's attorney general calls that unconstitutional and filed the lawsuit. He argues the plan discriminates against us citizens since undocumented migrants detained at the border are not required to get vaccinated other republicans have also questioned. The legality of such a massive medical mandate for now at least president biden is not backing down. He met with top execs. From companies like microsoft disney and walgreens. It was an effort to highlight companies. Who have already required employees get vaccinated and some were workers. Get the shots because of it
Biles: FBI Turned 'Blind Eye' to Reports of Gymnasts' Abuse
"In a motional appeals on Capitol Hill Simone Biles and other U. S. Jim this demand that the FBI be held accountable for allowing a former team doctor to keep sexually abusing them and all other women the FBI acknowledges missteps and allowing Larry Nassar to remain free for months even after his abuse was reported in twenty fifteen at a Senate hearing and a news conference Jessica Howard and Aly Reisman said the FBI failed that there are a hundred and twenty people who would not have been victims had one FBI agent made a proper report a phone call all we needed was one adult to do the right thing FBI chief Chris Reyes says some agents did not and he's pledging changes gonna make damn sure everybody at the at the I. remembers what happened here Biles said the F. B. I. turned a blind all right it's time for a clear message if you allow predator to harm children the consequences will be swift and severe Sager make ani Washington
Biles Tells Congress 'Enough Is Enough' After Gymnast Abuse
"Simone Biles and other gymnasts are calling out the F. B. I. and others over sexual abuse by former USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar enough is enough through tears at a Senate hearing Biles and other gold medallists described a system that failed that from Olympic officials to law enforcement the FBI turned a blind eye to us fellow Olympian McKayla Maroney says the FBI minimize stand disregarded her reported Nassar's abuse well before his crimes became public they allowed a child molester to go free for more than a year FBI director Chris Wray says it's unacceptable these individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people and says the F. B. I.'s working to make sure it doesn't happen again Sager made Ghani Washington
Simone Biles to Testify Against FBI in Larry Nassar Case
"Biles and three other prominent. Us gymnasts are scheduled to testify on capitol hill today. Npr's carrie johnson reports. Lawmakers are examining the fbi's failure to fully investigate. Dr larry nassar following abuse complaints. The justice department inspector general says the fbi failed to act with urgency after received tips. About larry nassar in two thousand fifteen in all more than two hundred fifty women have since. Come forward to say that. Nassar sexually abused them as girls or young athletes including gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney maggie nicols and allie razman all. Four women are expected to testify before the senate judiciary committee. Lawmakers say they're probing fundamental mistakes by the fbi that allowed nassar to continue to prey on young people. He's been sentenced to more than one hundred years in
The Benefits of a Plant-Based Keto Diet for Cancer
"I wanted to ask you something. Specific about this This plant based kito for cancer. Because i read a very interesting article you had online. And i want you to bring out from that. What is the number one. Food that cancer cells love and that we should avoid. Yeah absolutely well cancer cells. They thrive on sugar. So they are what we call anaerobic and so they don't need the presence of oxygen like he talked about and they break down sugar and they produce a lot of metabolic waste and they literally survive on sugar. And so you know we're going to prevent cancer or we're going to heal cancer. One of the key strategies is reducing significantly reducing the intake of sugar and starch. So now this this brings into an interesting dichotomy here because some people use a vegan diet to overcome cancer and they do but there may be a better way of doing that here. You talk about a plant based diet being different than what someone would call a vegan diet and what plant exclusive diet so so. What's the difference. There so vegan diet is going to be completely devoid of animal products whereas a plan based ketogenic diet. Like what i teach is just. It really means that plants. We're going to be the majority of the diet right. So let's say eighty maybe even ninety percent of the diet plant based utilizing certain animal products that provide high nutrient density and are lower in particularly protein. And we can talk about that as we as we go on. Okay now that may be very interesting to some folks who have adopted a kito die because usually when people say kito. They see the complete absence of carbs and mostly protein and fat. But you're talking about you know a lot of green foods that inherently have a lot of the Have a lot of fiber which you know brings that carbohydrate count down to a low net carbs. Could you explain how that works. Yeah absolutely so when we look at carbs we'd got sugar starch and fibre really the main carbohydrates that we look at now. The ones that we digest and break down into glucose or sugar in our bloodstream or sugar and starch fibers in digestible. By our bodies our gut bacteria will break it down and no produce b vitamins in different nutrients from it but basically fiber is not counted. It's not going to elevate your blood sugar and so you can. Consume high amounts of fiber and fiber has great benefits for helping pull out toxic bile out of our system helping support our microbiome helping detoxify our body so So getting a good amount of fiber when you're when you are when you cancer or when you're trying to prevent cancer is really good strategy and plant foods really provide a great megadose of fiber. We're looking for plant. Foods that are lower in sugar lower in starched we call them. The non starchy
Djokovic Lets Emotions Show at US Open; No. 1 Barty Loses
"Shelby Rogers has produced the biggest win of her career becoming the only American player to reach U. S. open women's fourth round this year with a stunning six two one six seven six win over world number one ash body she finally secured the upset seven points to five in the third set tie breaker in a battle that lasted more than two hours yes I am stunned by heart rate still very much elevated I'm very excited without when American successes in the menstrual as well with Raleigh okay okay and Jenson Brooksby both reaching the last sixteen the twenty year old Brooks bay the youngest American bile to decide since Andy Roddick in two thousand and two he next takes on world number one Novak Djokovic I'm grand like us
Study Reveals the Secret to Longevity in Japanese Centenarians
"To ancient things. A new study is pop. The is a japanese study and his japanese study was looking at a group of japanese centenarians. Who seem to have these seemingly magical powers. They have an average age of one hundred seven amongst the healthiest longest living humans on earth protected from chronic diseases that that inevitably haunt a lot of the rest of us as we age like obesity and diabetes hypertension and cancer. But what they found these people that really stood out was the trillions of microbes that lived in their gut It wasn't the amount of the microbes but it was. It was the composition of those gut bugs. The composition of those gut bugs basically. They had a bacterial signature. Those similar to the strains of bacteria in in each and every single one of the centenarians but a lot of them had a very similar microbiome in one strain in particular stood out and it was type of bile acid. Okay or is it a bacteria that synthesizes bile acid now bile acids what you might know. Is this kind of boring bodily fluid that's commonly known for digesting fats. But it's now being called as a class of entering hormones hormones that go beyond their classic role in fat digestion and absorption. So what they found. Is that these bile. Acids helped to protect sensitive gets infection and other environmental stressors. So it's really interesting because we know that that the gut bile acid content to decrease a little bit as one ages in the secondary by lasts a really powerful so they've done studies in mice before they looked at the these these microbiomes humans and they found that the gut bile acids to regulate immune cells and prevent some dangerous microbes from taking over the gut. And what a what they looked at in the seniors a particular group of gut bugs called or owed oral back to rasaie adora backdoor and that turned out this little bile acid called eyeso- aloe lithocholic acid or eyeso- aloe
Apple Cider Vinegar: Supporting Liver and Gallbladder Health
"Bile is also important for blood. Sugar metabolism so actually helps to activate the fx are in the t. g. five receptor sites. That helped to modulate needs a ride. In the tarot sites the intestinal cells and that helps to modulate our blood. Sugar metabolism so helps keep blood sugar under control. Insulin release under control so may poor bile flow. Were more likely to develop high blood. Sugar diabetes insulin resistance issues like that of course helps sweep these water. Soluble toxins out of our system. As well and big issue is a lot of people end up getting calcification of very sluggish bile flow and they'll end up getting calcification and bile stones that will end up in these ducks that you can see the image. They're now a couple of things that really helped with this help to dilate the bile ducts and help to reduce the stag necessity. The bile help to thin the bile so it can flow. Well one is apple cider. Vinegar huge fan of using this great idea to put this on your food. Drink it before. Your meal seeking actually put some in water and drink it mixed with soups and stews. And you can use it as a morning primer as well as put in some water and drink it. I do that in the morning pretty much every day. Very good the malic acid. That's narrates very good for dilating the bile ducts apple cider vinegar. Also when you put it on food helps to pre digest the food so the acids in their help to stimulate your own digestive juices so your stomach. Acid your bile pancreatic enzyme release but then also when he put it on the food because it's acidic. It's actually helping to break down the protein. The carbohydrates things like that if the digestive process started before even put it in your body so really good idea now. What i don't recommend is Drinking this straight you wanna really dilute it if you drink it straight. It's going to be very harsh on your esophagus. And that's not healthy. Offer some people. You might gargle with it. You know if you have a sore throat. In order doubt sterilize and kill bacteria that might be damaging your throat however in general on a day-to-day basis. You wanna make sure you're deluding this. Pretty well I would say at least four. Ounces of water per tablespoon of apple cider
Biles: Mental Health Advocacy Part of Post-Olympic Tour
"Biles says it was a mental block the twisty's a buildup of things she has suppressed I go to therapy pretty religiously and it's it's just something that took hold of me because your body and your mind tells you when enough is enough bile says it's good to let people realize it's okay not to be okay the reaction amazing it's been overwhelming it's been so supportive so loving which I really wasn't expecting Simone Biles left Japan with the silver medal from the team competition and an individual bronze on the balance beam then good to decompress the home with friends family especially since I cut it shares that time with him over there in Tokyo Biles mental health message will be part of the post Olympic gold over America tour in the fall I'm a Donahue
Naomi Osaka Gets Tearful in First Press Conference for Almost Three Months
"Her first comments since the Summer Olympics in Tokyo tennis star Naomi Osaka found herself overcome with emotion, talking about her struggles with mental health and her family's ties to Haiti. WBZ Easter Mulholland has more. This was an emotionally charged 10 Minutes in Ohio, Naomi Osaka had already announced shall be donating her winnings from the Western and Southern Open to Haiti relief. I feel like I'm not really doing that much like the prize money thing. It's sort of like the first thing that I thought of that. Could do and she got emotional during that answer, and it really started moments before that, with questions regarding her mental health. You remember she withdrew from the French Open because she didn't want to participate in news conferences. I wasn't really proud. I felt like it was something I needed to do for myself. I was a little bit embarrassed to go out because I didn't know if people are looking at me in a different way. Osaka says The Olympics was actually an eye opener with other athletes telling her thank you for speaking up. As for American gymnast Simone Biles Osaka says she sent her a message but also wanted Give her space Drew Mulholland WBC Boston's news radio, This WBZ
"biles" Discussed on The Basement Yard
"We'd probably wanna hit ten thousand. If we hit ninety five hundred craziness at ten thousand jobs. His pants again so out. That comes chabane right. Simone biles what happened. Oh i know what happened. I'll let you go. Go off though. Because i know you're very passionate about this. So simone biles She bowed out of the olympics in the middle of an event. Because she was dealing with. Something i i it came out. I was going to be like an injury or something but she was dealing with some sort of mental how something related to mental health whether it be stress or whatever. Now there's this thing they're calling the twisties which is a gymnastic term that. I'm not familiar with because i can't cartwheel wouldn't you have you ever seen her jump and doing those twisties in the i swear to god which she does is not human with any of these people do. I don't really even like what they do. I'm like i don't really think this happened. I don't know how like she gets that high up after just doing six flips in a row and then it's like football but i i don't really like none of it makes sense to me. I watched gymnasts. And i'm like i don't i can't believe this is real. It's kind of like watching like magic. You're like i know there's something it's not real. It's gotta be fake to a degree. I know it's not. Yeah because david blaine would be a gymnast. Then criss angel free mine and then the world should its pants because they were upset that she was just like bowing out of this thing and whatever. She scored poorly on vault. Which is when this happened right. Okay i was even saying right because during the qualifying rounds or whatever the fuck and mind you. I'm going to get a lot of this terminology wrong but right at the same time. Just go for it. But so she. I was looking at her and every time she went she could like stick a landing or do whatever but she wasn't really doing well doing well enough to qualify like out of her team her and someone else qualify for some shit. Put it like this. Simone biles not doing well is still like a level at which nobody else will be able to hit right..
Reflecting on the Tokyo Games
"Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo didn't happen without serious controversy, many questioning whether the games should have gone on at all. Given Japan's low vaccination rate, and the numbers of people who have been infected with coronavirus, ABC is Kenneth Martin is covered pretty much every corner of the Olympics while in Tokyo. And he offered his thoughts on Friday, just as the games were beginning to wrap up, Ken, you were there for a lot of the most dramatic moments of these Olympics. What's your take this year? What a year? I mean the masks the pandemic. Simone Biles, give us a rundown sherry. It's something that we've never seen before. A delayed plagued Olympics and I actually said, expect the unexpected when it came to these Olympics because We didn't know when we landed here in Tokyo. What was going to happen? We knew when it came to Covid protocols. They were pretty strict. I couldn't go out into public spaces. I couldn't walk on the sidewalks. I couldn't eat in restaurants, which is really tough for me. You know me Sherry. So when it came to what we saw here, I don't think I'll ever experience anything like it again. What were the most exciting moments do you think of of these delayed Olympics? Simone Biles was the biggest story of these Olympics, I think, and that's because all eyes were on this young woman who we had such high expectations. And she came in here and we were expecting so much. And then she said, No, I'm having an issue. I'm going to work on myself. I don't care if billions of people are watching me. My mental health comes first. And then, when she was ready, she decided to get back on the horse or balance beam. She delivered a solid routine and walked away with an Olympic medal. And what we saw is other athletes talking about mental health. So during the press conferences after a lot of these athletes competed. The American ones were asked about Simone Biles asked about mental health and they really opened up. They had honest conversations, and for many
To MY BLACK SISTERS, It Aint Over
"The struggle is real right now. Trying to stay in a game and implement the strategies that felicia is giving you to get promoted while also try to die from the stress that we are often subjected to because of discrimination in a workplace that stress is a ravishing our bodies and yet because we have a corporate warriors that we are the you are especially as black women. You keep checking keep going you keep fighting so i'm here to help. You equip yourselves to fight smarter not necessarily harder. You see the problem at least the problem that we think is the problem is us when drama pops off in a workplace are very first stop is to wonder what we did wrong how we could have done. Xyz better. but like a prophetess naomi. osaka in apostle simone biles. You're not going to stress us out. And more and more we as black women are getting to that point where we are no longer going to accept simply being beat up in a workplace even as we are climbing the so called Ladder which you know. What a corporate lavender. Even the corporation itself is actually not a problem. The real problem is emotions emotions on both sides. You see. Discrimination is an emotional transaction because discrimination is an extreme dislike or hatred for a group or type of people as emotional as a motion
"biles" Discussed on The Tightrope with Dan Smolen
"And yet that exit helped her team to win silver medals. I am in awe of simone biles. She drove a we. Narrative focused on her team when the world expected spectacular results from me narrative in doing so. I believe that simone biles became a future of work icon. And here's why. I saw mon. Byles recognized her own humanity unlike so many past elite olympic competitors. She recognized that her mind and body were not working together and publicly. She declared that she would focus instead on personal wellness. The past of work was done by people who disrespected their own humanity. Who worked perhaps sixty hours or more per week. Living as if work was their entire day pass practices rendered such workers burned out or rusted out rendering them ineffective and their jobs and also in their non work lives second. She showed great leadership and adhered tightly to the mission. Great leaders don't need to hog the spotlight. We know that leaders of the past measured their success in personal terms but biles demonstrated that the future and the future of work is comparatively selfless. True leaders are about team and mission success and third bile showed us the power of the new personal brand. No longer is the value focused on winning on the contrary in the future of work. Our personal brands are about doing profound work. That makes the world a better place. Alongside elite athletes like naomi asaka and michael phelps. Simone biles became a leading voice for mental health and wellness but also future work. Work is part of a day doing other things and the day should be positive and joyful. Simone biles showed us all that to be. The greatest at something is not what matters in a world in crisis what does matter is leadership of focus on mission and the success of the team. Simone biles is indeed a future of work icon and when we follow her bright and shining example our best days
"biles" Discussed on Today in Focus
"I'm no scenic today. Focus how simone. Biles changed gymnastics both on and off the mat. Tamani the news of simone biles withdraw from those events last week completely stunned the world of sport and beyond you were there in the arena. Watching her compete. What was your first reaction. It was quite an unprecedented in gymnastics. The olympics is the bulan endo. It's the big event that gymnastics floor every four years and so for bios to kind of withdraw from the team final immediately. it was quite it was just. It was shocking. It initially was in sutton if it was a physical issue and then soon after that a commentator from from nbc suggested that it was mental. And you know in the mid of the meet the usa gymnastics released a statement saying that she had a medical condition. And so there's so much going on your. You're trying to figure out what's happening with simone. You're watching the team final. Which is dead on voting and the three other gymnasts. Some of them went expecting to compete in some events and suddenly they had to start doing events they hadn't even wound up for it was in the second rotation so uneven bars. The gymnast jordan shall to who is
"biles" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Because of biles dominance in the sport coming into these olympics she and the rest of the gymnasts were competing for second when biles withdrew. Gold was suddenly a possibility. Lee seized the moment and earned gold in the all around then captured bronze in the uneven bars final to add to her silver from the team event. Despite the disappointing unexpected way. Her second olympics turned out biles proved that she is more than her gymnastics. and more than a gymnast..
"biles" Discussed on Live By Action
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"biles" Discussed on The Daily
"You know. Going into this olympics. Simone was different. You can tell that something. Something was off. She was giving fewer interviews and during the interview. She did give after the events leading up to the games. They're very short. Maybe ten minutes on zoom. It was totally unlike her. I did manage to talk to her about a week before she left for tokyo and it was unlike any other conversation i've had with her. What did she say. I asked her looking back on your career. You know what is the happiest moment just trying to trying to warm her up for the interview and and she gave me a quite a surprising answer she said honestly was during my time off. She said you know my ankles really hurt hurts to walk. I'm tired i'm old. The sport has taken a toll on my body. I really want to find out who i am. And so is like the tokyo olympics could not get here quick enough not only to start but for them to end so that's how she was feeling before the games start. Walk me through. What happens when she starts to perform well. Everyone is looking for simone to do what she's done in the past. So here we go. Simone biles getting ready on floor exercise first routine of the tokyo olympics and she does too moves on the very first day of competition. No one else in the world has ever done it. She had shocking floor exercise where she flew right off the competition carpet and slid down the raised part. Step off the floor with both feet. That's a three tenth deduction but then on the balance beam. She also stumbled out of the landing steps backward and then was making all sorts of faces and of pulling at the front of her leotard. It just looked like the simone was totally distracted by something and it didn't look good but everyone was saying that by the time the real finals came around that the simone biles that we all know would return that she would be the same great gymnasts that we've been seeing for over a decade the greatest of all time. But there's no question. No female gymnast in history has ever taken this event on like simone biles now. I don't so on the team final day. Which is her first chance in the. Us teams. i chance to win a medal. Simone biles goes on her first event. Which is the vault. It doesn't matter what she does. It's it's a show stopper and it's must see tv. She's supposed to do flip with two twists off the vault which is difficult vaults but other gymnasts jewett so to simone biles. It should be super easy. She starts to do it. She pulls out of it mid air. Wow ends up doing a one and a half and nearly crashing to the ground. She catches herself steps. A couple of steps forward very uncharacteristic vault for simone but if look like she got almost lost in the air in the arena. We don't know what is going on. Because this is not what simone biles is supposed to do. The beauty of simone biles as gymnast and her natural ability mid perhaps her greatest natural ability in the sport is to know exactly where her body is in space. And that's if that's something that she she was good at when she was six and suddenly simone biles at twenty. Four is at the olympic games in mid air. She has no idea where the ground is. And nobody knows why as it turned out. It's actually a phenomenon in gymnastics called the twisties and gymnast and also divers liken it to sort of a disconnect between the brain and the body where the brain wants to do something and the body just completely forgot how to do it completely has never has never twisted or flipped before i saw one tweet that had actually a very good description of it. It's sort of like driving on the highway and you're trying to do a tricky merge onto a busy street and you completely forgot how to drive a car near brains trying to make you do it but your hands and your feet don't know what to do and for simone byles she's in mid air and can't figure out how many twists she has left. Where's the ground at my twisting fast enough and as soon as you start over. Thinking in a sport like gymnastics which has no pretty much no margin for error. It could be disastrous so juliet. What happens after she falls short. In that volt event simone walks off the mad after her vault consults with the team doctor and her coach and walks out of the arena. Completely few minutes later she comes back out. She has her grips on your hands for the uneven bars. She's talking to her teammates and suddenly everybody starting to cry later. We find out that. That's the moment that snowmobile said can't do this. I'm done. i've been all the time if you guys can do this. I don't want to jeopardize a medal for you. You guys take it from here. And how unusual is that coaches have. I've talked to many coaches about this. They haven't seen this decades in the sport. And i can say that i in my eleven olympics. I have never seen any athlete. Who's going to be winning the gold. Who is so much farther ahead of all of her. Other competitors like simone biles is say you know what it's not my day today. I'm going to step back. And what does she say about why she stepping down. She said that she just wasn't in the right head space to continue and that she feared for her physical health because of it she said gymnastics is such a hard sport such a mental sport that you need to be one hundred percent focused to not hurt yourself and simone biles is doing these these signature skills that nobody else can do. That are so very dangerous that if you are not focused one hundred percent. There's a chance of severe injury so she decided to take care of herself and let her teammates takeover. You know until now. The story of simone biles has been really the story of triumph right. Someone who embodies. What olympic athletes do in the face of these really incredible hardships which is just power through it with striking about this moment to me is that she saying for the first time. I'm not going to power through it. Yeah in the past. She has power through it. Even when she was struggling in two thousand eighteen she had a ended up going to the emergency room in doha the night before team qualifying at world championships because she had kidney stones. The check yourself out that night so the next day she can go and qualify her team and herself for the finals. In the face of larry nassar she decided to stay with the sport. Stay on usa gymnastics. But she's doing something that nobody ever would expect of an american gymnasts which is really on the biggest stage at the most crucial moment for her and her teammates decide that her mental health was worth more than the olympic gold medal that she had dreamed of as a kid so i think that she's.
"biles" Discussed on The Daily
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"biles" Discussed on The Daily
"Striking vista of copacabana beach on a friday evening in rio de janeiro brazil and then when she gets to the thousand sixteen olympics in rio her first olympic games. Simone biles goes in and does exactly what simone biles was expected to do. If she can do this she will become america's first olympic gold medalist on this event vaults. That's more than twenty feet high in the air. All my goodness fifteen point nine zero for simone biles hit every move on the balance beam and on the floor. Exercise ninety seconds away from a dream coming true. She did exactly what everybody had been waiting for. Which was this move that nobody else can do. It's to flips in the air. And then she just adds a at the end. Which makes it something that nobody has done before. And totally unique to simone biles and she nails it. Burn her destiny all along. I just remember the. Nbc announcers gushing about her. She is not one of the grades. She is the greatest and she just looked like she was just so full of joy. You know because it was done. She did the but weeks. After the olympics news came out that would shake the sport forever that would really change the whole olympic landscape forever. A former usa gymnastics doctor. Who's facing several counts of child. Sex abuse is expected to be in court. police arrested. Dr larry nassar larry nassar. The longtime national team. Doctor was arrested. The women alleged that the doctor inappropriately touched them and other teammates between nineteen ninety four and two thousand and later he was found to molest hundreds of girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. Gymnast i remember that zhao service foster and i'm wondering right now. Where was simone in that. How did she fit into that. Simone learned about the larry nassar news when we all did so. It's very hard because for the longest time my parents would ask case mon like they would never push me to talk about it but my automatic response was no it would would be angry and i didn't wanna talk about it because like no kind of happens to me like there's just no way at eventually. Simone was in the car driving and suddenly it hit her that she had been molested. Also but once. You realized you know it happened to you. It's very saddening. Am i remember just like blowing. Is she called her mom crying uncontrollably and they realized that she was among the many people who had been hurt by nasser and not only was a victim of larry nassar but also a victim of usa gymnastics the us olympic and paralympic committee all the other entities that were enabling larry nassar that had enabled larry nassar to hurt to so many girls and women and simone felt betrayed by that so she was dealing with this double trauma. I don't know it's hard to talk about. It's really hard to talk about. I just feel like. I don't know i don't need to cry. But it's just it's hard coming here for an organization and having failed so many times and we we had one goal and we've done everything that they asked us for even when we didn't want to and they couldn't do one damn job you had one job you literally have one job and you didn't protect us and it's just really sad because now and this is when simone started to think about all these issues and really feel that nobody really care for her as a person. They just wanted her to win. Medals to be gymnast. They didn't care for her as a human. It's just hard and we try to work through it but it will take some time. I'm strong. I'll get through it but it's hard juliet. There's something that i was noticing going back. And looking at the coverage from the time everybody around her and really even her seemed to assume that she was just going to get through it. It's like people were seeing her. Is this kind of superhero. Like this was just not going to touch her. I think that simone felt that sure she she could get through any of this. Because she's simone biles. She's the greatest gymnast in the world. You know while the sport is going through this incredible turmoil and really the whole olympic movement was going through this incredible turmoil of. How did we let the serial molester have access to our national team athletes. She did go started to go to therapy. She did fall into a deep depression over. It was napping all the time she really struggled with it but yet she was back in the gym she was back at the top of the sport was like somebody snapped a finger. There was some own again winning everything and she really wants to make it to the twenty twenty olympics and can't wait for the day where she can hang up her leotard. Not because she doesn't like the sport anymore but.
"biles" Discussed on The Daily
"July thirtieth juliette. What time is it for you right now. What time is it here in tokyo. Have no idea what day is it. I think it's thursday at eleven o'clock. Am kind of lost track. This is the life of a new york times reporter covering the olympics. Yeah some people have morning events but Gymnastics is mostly in the evening so like tonight. I'll get there at eight o'clock and i'll stay till one o'clock in the morning. Come back to my hotel and continue writing until about five. Yeah that's late so gymnastics. This is sport. You've been covering for a very long time. And simone biles is someone. You've been covering for a very long time. So i'm wondering if you can help us understand how we got to this moment. Where does simone story began. Her story began in columbus ohio when she was born to a woman named shannon shannon byles. A single mom who had four kids unfortunately had a lot of addiction problems and during my many interviews with her over many years. She's talked a little bit about her backstory simone recalls being at home not having much food or not being fed at all. She looks back sort of with disdain. That the cat was fed while the children weren't at about two years old simone and her brothers and sisters were sent to foster care and they're then it became even rockier for that moving from house to house until her grandparents adopted her and they moved to a affluent suburb of houston where the next turn of her life happened when she went to a gymnastics center for daycare trip for daycare trip so when she was a really little kid is the same year she was adopted so is about when she was about six she went to this daycare trip to bannon's gymnastics and right away the coaches noticed how she was able to understand how her body moved when she came in and did a flip and a half twist their mouths dropped open they said oh my god how does she do this because kids have to i do it into a foam pit or do it with somebody spotting you she was just able to do things in the air without thinking but yet with still knowing where her body is in relation to the ground in gymnastics that's called air awareness so they knew they had someone special right away and she moved up very very quickly in gymnastics ranks from level to level and julia when does she emerge on the national stage of someone to watch she emerged pretty quickly why from the excel center in hartford connecticut. This is the gymnastics championships. She basically showed up when she was sixteen years old. You have one of those new faces. It's a breakout year for her. Small files at the national championships. She gets through this year and it is a tremendous start for simone biles and she goes into wins. The whole thing wins the whole all around. She was just so dominant. She's a scar in the making right there. From nationals. the top women in the on the united states national team move over to the world championships. Which all the best teams in the world compete at and simone biles goes from winning the national championships going to the world championships and also winning everything. Another solar go performance abroad. Happy smile from soda balls cheer emerged triumphant. I would love to have been in those conversations with other teams like russia and china saying who is this girl simone biles. She showed up out of nowhere and this is not going to be good for us in the next olympics. We.
"biles" Discussed on The Journal.
"Was paralyzed during her floor. Routine the international gymnastics federation has made some safety changes since then. The vaulting table is now different. And there's a u. Shape matt around the springboard and the move that left mukhin paralyzed since been banned still knowing stories. Like these lewis says. That biles was well aware of how dangerous it could be for her to continue competing while suffering from the twisties. Did byles say anything about or have you learned from talking to people close to her since about why this bout of the twisties or where this mental state may have come from what may have contributed to it. We've heard from gymnast. The twisties can come for a number of reasons. It is hard to overstate the extent to which simone biles had stress upon stress upon stress piled onto her coming into these olympics and she was pushing through and she was doing what she thought. Everybody wanted her to do and what she wanted to do. Until the moment she realized she was risking her neck by continuing to do it and that was more important to her to acknowledge than continuing to do what everybody wanted from her says. That biles decision to pull out could raise larger questions about the culture of gymnastics and the pressure on athletes to perform no matter what simone biles said frequently with different meanings at times. We're not just athletes where people to so. There's clearly an awareness. We've heard michael phelps speak out in support of the gymnasts in the last few days we've seen various athletes wanting to talk about the impact short-term and long-term that high performance has on their wellbeing and their later happiness in life the impact that a gold medal does or doesn't have that so in two thousand thirteen byles had to be pulled out of a competition and now in twenty twenty one. She's pulling herself out. What do you think the significance of that is. It's clear that simone biles sees the significance that four or five years ago. She would not have done what she did. A hallmark of the abuse scandal was the gymnasts did not feel like they could say no to anything. The whatever they were told by team staff or by coaches or by the national team physician must be right and what we saw when simone biles talk show her team staff with she was saying here. That you're encouraging me that i look okay. I'm telling you that. I'm not okay to compete. We wrote in a magazine. Profile about simone biles a month ago that the world wants everything from her and she keeps on giving it and what is striking to me. Is it in tokyo. She said i'm not going to give you what you want at the cost of my own life potentially. How do you think this will affect simone. Biles as legacy. It is very clear that this extraordinary moment in an extraordinary career will form part of that legacy and saying no to something seemed risky in a gymnasts assessment. When that gymnast has done the riskiest. Things imaginable We'll also form part of that. Greatest of all time moniker. It is absolutely unprecedented. Because everything with simone. Biles is unprecedented. That gymnast of her caliber at her level. At a competition of this magnitude would take decision at such a pivotal moment and it shows to some gymnasts in extraordinary strength and maybe even a tiny shift in the balance.
"biles" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Oh we're talking about republicans again. Texas deputy attorney john. We just heard a little bit about that from stephen. The folks aaron rights has sparked outrage on social media for tweeting. That uber athlete. Simone biles is a quote national embarrassment unquote because she's announced her withdrawal from this week's tokyo olympics. No word on whether she'll participate in next week individual apparatus a competition just one day after withdrawing from the team division because of mental stress. Biles who was a houston native says. She is pulling out of the games of release for this week. She says her body is okay but her mine is not and the texas egg are selfish. Childish national embarrassment wealth folks on social media coming down hard on this guy demanding that he apologize and so are her teammates. She's they support her. They support the young athlete. Olympic spokesman mark. Adam says they'll be everyone behind her in the village on top of all the psychologists and so on we have there. There's also help line in seventy languages which will keep going after the games and that deputy ag has since removed his little nasty tweet. According to a published report the architect of the florida condo that collapsed last month killing ninety eight. People was reportedly suspended for gross and competency years earlier because of the structural failures associated with another work. Of his william friedman designed the champlain tower south in the florida board of architecture found this guy friedman who died in two thousand eight guilty of gross incompetence. It's important to mention that the officials haven't really determine the exact causes the collapse or whether friedman's design payroll but. I thought you need to know that today. Visit a neighbor day. good morning. I'll bring you some cupcakes now..
"biles" Discussed on Front Burner
"You mentioned that cheese. The last larry nassar abuse survivor this olympic team. And i wanna come back to that in just a few minutes. But i wanna talk a little bit more about this decision because beyond it being decision to look out for her own mental health and protected. She's also framed this decision as one about her own safety and the well being of her team. I didn't wanna do something silly out there and get injured so i thought it was best if these girls took over ended the rest of the job which they absolutely did their olympic silver medallist now and they should be really proud of themselves. Can you explain to us a little bit. Yeah absolutely so that Vault that she walked out of n. What that means is that she got lost in the air. If you go back and watch the video you can see at one point. She's lost sight of her ground. She's lost sight of you know where she's supposed to be in her movement and the fact that she lands on her fee is just because she's simone biles like she's that good but she short she cut the amount of rotation shoes supposed to do in half right and that feeling of bulking What what Gymnasts called the twisties rate. Is it's disorienting. The way you twist and flip through the air And part of your training is to do things so many times that you can do it and you have a sense of where you are and you just know you're going to run to the vault you're gonna throw your vote and you're going to land but it's dangerous especially in the sports like gymnastics because if you get lost of where you are in the air and you're unsure about your landing. There's a high probability you're going to get hurt and in fact. Many gymnasts are sharing stories today and threads on twitter stories. Instagram videos about their own experiences with this moment became maroney took to instagram. To share about having this happened to her mid air on the beam in coming down straight on her head. We know that this is something that has paralyzed people. It's very dangerous. And when she's talking about the team which is also citing is that volt was eleven point something something which is not a score. I don't even know the last time that she would have ever seen a number of that low for her on that so part of our decision when she talks about what it means for the team. This is the team competition right. This is not just the all around. This is not her scores alone but a very real feeling of. It's not just that. I don't trust myself but i also don't trust myself to contribute. In the way that i would need to to help my team i would actually be a detriment to them like I think the girls need to do the rest of the competition without me and there were like i promise you. You're finally watched you warm up and i said no so. They were like okay. Well if simone says this and we need to take a pretty serious and so i had the correct people around me to do that through trying to maybe explain to someone who's not really familiar with her or doesn't really understand her or what she's capable of. How would you explain. simone biles. yeah. I mean she's just it's it's it's kind of amazing to watch her into be in in a moment where we are getting to see and we have been able to see her performances the way that she's been able to innovate the sport who the height. She's able to get off of her volts. I mean there's there's such a beauty and power behind her performances and yet you know. She has absolutely pushed routines to places that we haven't seen from gymnasts files landing and astounding triple double during.
"biles" Discussed on Front Burner
"Hi could be here. Welcome to front burner. I want to start by asking you. What was your reaction when you heard that. Simone biles is going to be withdrawing from the competition this week. I wanted to give her a hug. You know she's very very hard on herself in. You saw her even even reduced to tears for performance that was under her standards for herself. Leap there something just not right there. You can see it on her face and so my first reaction when she walked out of during her vault was. Oh no things like. That's dangerous right. It's it's actually quite a testament to her ability that she still landed on her feet and then just Feeling like i hope she takes in does whatever she needs for herself. I mean of course. I'm crying 'cause olympics. Just makes me cry so you know and like happy tears to watch watch teammates step up and so it was just a kind of very emotional but proud of her for doing that. In in space. That is very hard to make that call But set the scene a bit in terms of the approach to the day that she made the call to withdraw. What do we know. What do we know about what byles was going through. Leading up to that decision were there any signs that she was maybe potentially not up for it. Yeah she's been very forthright leading up to the games about the physical toll that it takes to continue to condition in compete at this level and the mental focus and and dexterity that it requires to continue to do this so monday tuesday wednesday friday trained seven hours a day. Thursday and saturday trained four hours and then sunday we get off plus being simone biles. Plus having the feeling like she's Has the world the way to the world especially with the country on her shoulders and all of these expectations and That she's competing against yourself right in in that is in her expectations for herself and she's very recently said like she has tried very hard to compete for herself but she still feels like she's doing it for others in a way that makes it even that much more of a burden to to do what she's doing. I've always kind of tried to compete against myself and beat myself and be better than the last time I competed and i know it's getting tougher. But i'm just trying to do that. Still in the other things that she's been very vocal about is how compelled. She was to return for these games. Let's be clear gymnastics. It's very hard right to sustain across multiple olympics because of the toll does take on your body and you know simone is is twenty four. She's not old but in gymnastics age. Right that is the elder of the team. And you know. She is very vocal about one of the things that was pushing her to return for these games was that she was the last competing nassar survivor. And then if we think about all of that and we add in the pandemic and we add in what a postponement for a year does to athletes. Who have a four schedule. Who have a very clear lead up to these world. Competitions two trials to the games postponing it for a year is really disruptive to that you have to continue to. Kit dishing.
"biles" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"After her surprising trouble on the vault simone biles briefly disappeared from the competition floor. I want you got back. She pulled on her sweats and said she was there to be her teammates biggest cheerleader. She just wasn't going to compete eventually. She told reporters her head wasn't in the games and she was worried about her safety. The americans managed to win silver medals anyway. Russia took the gold. Some people may look at what just happened and say will the us gymnastics team. Did get us over. That's pretty good. That is pretty good. Those people are correct but still shocking. Yes because they were heavily heavily favored to win the gold. However there wasn't that much international competition or really asia's speak of in the last year and a half and so we didn't really like you know we saw what the russians could do it their own domestic competitions and they were looking good but we didn't really know what they were capable of on the international stage until they showed up here. Did you watch the presser. After after they won the silver medal..
"biles" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"So let's just put simone biles in context like here's something i think about a lot. How many gymnastics moves are named after her to be determined because she may compete a new one if she decides to compete again at these olympics. She has won the more. You're like so. Don't pretend like this is a finished list. So currently there's one vault to floor skills and one bounce fame skill so currently for potentially five in the next couple of days depending on what she decides. She's capable of doing that. Seems like a lot. Like how does it compare to all the other gymnasts competing against most gymnasts have zero. So i would say favorably so going into the twenty twenty one games. The hype was pretty real for her and the team like i was watching an interview. She did on the today show and you could see how simone herself was psyching herself up but then the the host was too. I mean we're driven..
"biles" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"I mean is there a word for which just happened with the us. Gymnastics team in tokyo. Implosion rebecca shuman writes about gymnastics for slate. Your tweets from the last twenty. Four hours have been like this real time. Look inside your brain there. They were a ride at one point. You tweeted oh my god. Oh my god this is over over. It was the last few days. Rebecca's been getting up at three thirty in the morning flipping on a couple of different streaming services and watching. The olympic games live for gymnastics enthusiast. This has been a little harrowing. She watch the women's team flood their qualifying events even though they managed to stay in the competition and then yesterday in the team finals were simone. Biles was expected to help bring home the gold. Rebecca helder breath as the star. Gymnast seemed to psych herself out on live television. The vault was where things really seemed to go south question. No female gymnast in history has ever taken this event on like simone biles. Now she gets ready for this vol. And i'm sitting here in the pitch dark in my bedroom washing tv alone. And i'm just like come on. You got this. You got this. It doesn't matter what fault she does. It's it's a show stopper and it's must see tv. I'm a journalist. But i also care about this person that i've been following so closely for the last five or six years you know. I wanted her to feel better and do well. And so when she when the vault went wrong. I just i could. Yeah i couldn't even believe it. And how very uncharacteristic vault for simone but it looked like she got almost lost in the air. But i knew also that however much ahead simone is is however much. The team usually wins by. And so i knew that without a pl- fifteen so she carries the team a little bit..
"biles" Discussed on The Journal.
"In two thousand eighteen more than one hundred athletes spoke publicly about being sexually abused by former usa gymnastics team. Dr larry nassar that group included superstar. Gymnast simone biles byles. Who was twenty years old at the time posted on her twitter account that she had been assaulted by nasser under the guise medical treatment. Our colleague louise radnofsky covers gymnastics. She said that this had happened wall. She'd been training as part of the us national team. And she included usa gymnastics for sports governing body among those who should bear blame and she said very strongly that this behavior is completely unacceptable disgusting abusive and so she wrote in her post. I will not should not carry the guilt. The belongs larry nassar usa g and others now. The world's attention is turned to. Tokyo is the first olympics. Since the nassar scandal broke and simone biles finds herself in a unique position. She's the last self identified nassar survivor remaining on team usa. When i spoke to smiles recently she made clear that from her perspective continuing to compete and put herself out. There meant that a spotlight would remain on the scandal that it couldn't be swept under the rug. And perhaps that this part of that some of the answers that she and the other gymnasts still want want so wrong might eventually come to this olympics. Simone biles won't just be usa gymnastics best. Hope she'll also be it's loudest critic welcome to the journal our show about money business and power. I'm ryan is friday. July twenty third.