A small group of prominent athletes accounted for a significant share of mentions of all U.S. Olympian handles during the Tokyo Games. The 10 most-mentioned handles accounted for 62% of all individual athlete mentions.
In our #SundayTODAY photo of the week, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman hold hands before testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the investigation into Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of girls and women.
Swimmer @OleksiakPenny became Canada’s most decorated Olympian in Tokyo after winning her seventh career medal. She spoke to Global News Weekend’s @MikeGArsenault about that experience and what’s next for the 21 year old. Also see:
"To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse," Simone Biles gives her opening statement at a Senate hearing on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.
On her IG stories, Simone Biles responds to people who think she “quit” on her team by explaining the “the twisties” she’s been experiencing and what it feels like “not having your mind and body in sync” ….
Simone Biles won nationals w/broken toes in both feet, worlds w/a kidney stone, and has carried the burden of being a face of sexual assault survivors as a national institution failed to support them Half of y'all yelling about "toughness" can't handle wearing a mask in Wegman's