High Honors

Simone Biles Makes Time's 100 Most Influential List

With an acknowledgment from Serena Williams.

09/17/2021 By Danielle Wright Edited by Shelby Stewart

2021 Olympics

Simone Biles Withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

The native Houstonian is putting her mental health first.

07/27/2021 By Danielle Wright

Bayougraphy

Meet the Local Skateboarding Prodigy Competing in the Olympics

Flipping the script on the sport, the Houston teenager is part of the first-ever U.S.A. Olympic skateboarding team.

07/23/2021 By Carlos Brandon Photography by Eric Sauseda

Team Spirit

Every Houstonian Competing in This Year’s Olympics

How they’re doing and when to watch them. 

07/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt With Jaisal Kalapatapu, Danielle Wright, and Carolina Larracilla

Ready to Rock

4 Houstonians to Watch at the Summer Olympics

From the world's greatest gymnast to a hopeful boxer, here are our favorites.

06/22/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Nevertheless, she persisted

Chelsea Clinton Talks Olympics and the Power of Persistence Ahead of Virtual Reading Tonight

The former first daughter and bestselling children's author will discuss her newest book, "She Persisted in Sports," with Brazos Bookstore. .

09/30/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Head above water

How One UH Swimmer Is Keeping Her Olympic Dreams Afloat During a Pandemic

Mykenzie Leehy trained for years to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials, but now that they're postponed, what's next?

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fitness Friday

Meet Marlen Esparza, the Houston Boxer and Olympian Shattering the Glass Ceiling

She fights Seniesa Estrada for the flyweight title on November 2.

11/01/2019 By Shelby Stewart

News

Will the UH Men's Track Team Make History?

Over the past couple of years, the UH men’s track team has had a stunning rise. With Nationals and the 2020 Olympics swiftly approaching, could the Coogs make it to the top?

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fitness Friday

Meet the 19-Year-Old Rugby Player From Katy Who Wants to Join Team USA

David Heffernan never skips leg day.

08/31/2018 By Cherie Devine

Ice House

February's Perfect Party: Apologies to Garth Edition

Country stars kicking off the rodeo, athletes of all stripes, and—of course—visiting drag queens are invited.

01/30/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Dynamics

Walker County Sheriff's Office Is Investigating What Happened at Karolyi Ranch

Will the famed Huntsville-based coaches be held accountable for any part of the Nassar abuse scandal?

01/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Charity

Simone Biles Goes to the Mattresses for Foster Kids

The Olympic athlete knows firsthand the challenges faced by foster children, and has teamed up with Mattress Firm to help.

02/03/2017 By Rafa Farihah

Courage to Soar

Simone Biles Is Enjoying Her Break

A quick interview with Houston’s Olympic hero, five months after Rio.

01/17/2017 By Adam Doster

Houston Bae in Couture

3 Style Lessons from Simone Biles' Perfect Golden Globes Look

How to rock an amazing red carpet dress when you're 4'9".

01/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reppin' H-Town

Two Simones from Houston Killed It at the Olympics on Thursday

Spring's Simone Biles fulfilled her gold medal expectations in spectacular style, and Sugar Land's Simone Manuel thrilled with a history-making swim.

08/12/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fitness Friday

A Houston Hurdler Readies for Her Final Race

At age 42, Meka Rembert is preparing for her final Olympic Trials and racing against her 16-year-old daughter.

07/01/2016 By Ayshe Tayfun

Let the Games Begin

Ready, Set, Rio: Meet Houston’s Olympians

From fencing to tae kwon do, these athletes have gold on their minds for the 2016 Games.

06/20/2016 Edited by Adam Doster With Jeff Balke and Steven Devadanam

Spring Awakening

The Greatest Gymnast in the World Is in Spring

Gymnastics phenom Simone Biles enjoys having a normal life...for a few more minutes.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy