Olympian heroes are returning from the games with their medals around their necks and words of inspiration. One gold medalist is also a champion for overcoming racial barriers in water sports; CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports.
Gold Medalist Ashleigh Johnson Makes History As First African American On Women's Olympic Water Polo TeamOlympian heroes are returning from the games with their medals around their necks and words of inspiration. One gold medalist is also a champion for overcoming racial barriers in water sports; CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports.
US Tied With China In Overall Medal Count After Day 9 Of OlympicsIt's day nine of the Olympic Games, and the United States is tied with China in the overall medal count with 46 so far, 16 of them gold; Jamie Yuccas reports for CBS2.
USA Defeats Czech Republic As Kevin Durant Sets RecordKevin Durant has passed Carmelo Anthony as USA's all-time leading Olympic scorer.
Olympic Gymnast Suni Lee A Source Of Inspiration For Many Across U.S.Olympic gymnast Sunisa "Suni" Lee is inspiring people around the country, from young gymnasts to the Asian-American community. Lee is the fifth consecutive U.S. gymnast to win the women's all-around; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Mental Coach For Top Athletes Calls Simone Biles' Decision 'A Heroic Move'The decision by Simone Biles to opt out of some Olympic events is intensifying a conversation about mental health in sports. CBS2's Steve Overmyer spoke with one of the foremost mental coaches.
Suni Lee Wins Gold At Women's All-Around Gymnastics FinalSuni Lee won the gold at the women's all-around gymnastics final at the summer games; Elise Preston reports for CBS2.
‘We Love You’: Athletes, Fans Offer Support To Simone Biles After She Withdrew From Olympics Gymnastics Team FinalFormer teammates are showing their support for Olympic gymnast Simone Biles after she pulled out of the team finals at the summer games; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Pulls Out Of Team Finals, Former Teammates Offer SupportFormer teammates are showing their support for Olympic gymnast Simone Biles after she pulled out of the team finals at the summer games; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Olympic Athletes Prank Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant Before Opening CeremonyUSA Basketball members pranked Kevin Durant as all the U.S. athletes were headed into Japan's National Stadium for opening ceremonies Friday.
USWNT's 44-Match Unbeaten Run Ends In 3-0 Loss To SwedenWe haven't even had the opening ceremonies yet, but we may have seen the biggest shocker of the summer Olympics.
Norwegian Women's Beach Handball Team Fined For Refusing To Wear Bikini UniformsThe Norwegian women's beach handball team was fined more than $1,700 for refusing to wear their bikini uniforms. It's the latest in a strong of seemingly discriminatory rules targeting female athletes; CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
State Of Emergency Declared In Tokyo Weeks Before OlympicsThe Delta variant is surging in the area and sparking concern over how it will impact the historic games.
Olympic Track Star Sha'Carri Richardson Suspended After Testing Positive For MarijuanaOlympic track star Sha'Carri Richardson has been suspended after testing positive for marijuana. The suspension could delay her Olympic dreams, but it's also sparking controversy and a new debate over marijuana use; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
Peter Westbrook Foundation Helps Bring Diversity To FencingIn this week's Snap Shot New York, one of the oldest sports in the world takes focus -- fencing. It used to be exclusively for royalty, but one man is making it more inclusive and helping diversify the sport on an international level; CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports.
New Jersey Fencing Gym Helps Train Olympic HopefulsA Union County fencing gym is training Olympic hopefuls. CBS2's Meg Baker reports on the niche sport and what it takes to reach Olympic dreams.
Olympic Athletes Take Tokyo Postponement In Stride, Prepare For 2021The postponement of the Tokyo Summer Olympics comes as a great disappointment to many. CBS2's Christina Fan talks to some local athletes who will have to wait longer to compete.
Coronavirus Update: Local Athletes Put Dreams On Pause After Postponement Of 2020 OlympicsThe postponing of the Tokyo Olympics seemed inevitable this week as the coronavirus continues to ravage the globe, but that doesn’t mean the announcement wasn’t crushing for local athletes, whose dreams are now on pause; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.
New Yorkers Taking Path To Olympics Through ArcheryLarry Brown has dedicated his life to archery, and his star pupil Dallas Jones of Brooklyn is now a national champion eyeing a slot on the U.S. Olympics team in 2020.
Bruce Springsteen's Daughter May Go To OlympicsCBS' Nikki Battiste talks with the daughter of music icon Bruce Springsteen, who may be headed to the summer Olympics as a champion equestrian.
Snapshot NY: Man's Olympic Dream Not Stopped By Parkinson'sIn the latest edition of Snapshot NY, CBS2's Steve Overymer introduces you to an Olympic athlete who is not letting Parkinson's disease get in the way of his 2022 dream.
Long Island Special Olympian HonoredA Special Olympics champion from Long Island was honored for her achievements. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Honoring A Special OlympianRecord-breaking Special Olympian Angel Athenas received a full hero's welcome in Old Bethpage. CBSN New York's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Special Olympian Honored On Long IslandAngel Athenas got a hero's welcome for her record breaking, four-time gold medal winning 2019 World Games Special Olympics win.
Vatican Track Team Eyes OlympicsCBS' Seth Doane has the latest on the Vatican's track team, which is setting its sights on the next Olympics.