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Updated on March 3, 2020 at 6:42 pm
Gymnastics Scoring 101: All the Moves You Need to Know to Watch Team USA
When Olympic gymnasts take to the mat, pommel horse or uneven bars, it can be hard to follow their superhuman spins, flips and tricks let alone figure out how the judges are scoring them. So Ashley Holt joined the talented children and coaches at American Sokol Fort Worth Gymnastics in Texas to help demonstrate the moves that the judges are...
This State is Giving Native American Tribes a Say in Mascots That Depict Them
Youth organizer Ivy Pete helped Washington state pass a bill that would limit schools’ usage of Native American mascots. Schools will have to change their mascot unless they can get a local tribe involved. The bill is “not saying ‘no more representing Native American culture, no more talking about Native Americans,’ but how can we do it in an authentic...
More People Will Get COVID-19 Vaccines if They're Fully Authorized, Doctor Says
MSNBC Medical Contributor Dr. Uché Blackstock says vaccine hesitancy could disappear, if the FDA gives the vaccine full authorization instead of its current emergency status. Following that move, Blackstock proposes governments and employers make it less convenient for people to stay unvaccinated – an approach already playing out for hospital employees.
How California's Crumbling Coastline Affects the Housing Market in Idaho
Coastal erosion and sea level rise are collapsing cliffs on the California coast and threatening multimillion dollar homes and critical infrastructure. And that is creating a chain of events that reaches far inland — affecting housing markets in places like Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. NBCLX storyteller Chase Cain explains how coastal erosion affects all of us — and why it’s a...
Low Vaccination Rates Are ‘Like Kindling on a Fire' for COVID
“If we were all vaccinated it would be hard to spread COVID. But so many of us are not.” Dr. Lynn Goldman from George Washington University talks about low vaccination rates – they’re like kindling on a fire. That is contributing to a rise in cases of COVID and the Delta variant, and the return of mask mandates in some...
How to Eat Like an Olympian
Olympians are elite athletes, but at our core we're not so different.... What can we learn from people who hone their body to machine-like efficiency on the way to glory?
U.S. Gymnasts Stand By Simone Biles' Decision to Withdraw – and Continue to Excel
U.S. gymnasts are still winning medals without the marquee name Simone Biles. NBCLX Storyteller Chase Cain, who is covering the Olympic Games from Tokyo, talks about the USA gymnastics team and how athletes are winning medals while supporting and relating to the pressure Biles said she is feeling.
I'm Not Into Sports. So Why Am I Hooked on the Olympics?
"A lot of what’s considered [‘sports’] is not generally what we think about,” says Robert Thompson, Director of Bleier Center for Television & Popular Culture and trustee professor at Syracuse University.
Not Patriots: We Should Refer to Jan. 6 Capitol Rioters as Insurrectionists
“They got within inches of that chamber. If they got that ballot box from the states, think what they could have done to the country.” NBC News terrorism contributor and former ATF Special Agent in Charge Jim Cavanaugh talks about the Jan. 6 hearings and proper terminology when referring to people who stormed the Capitol that day.
Simone Biles' Withdrawal From Events Reminds Us of a Key Mental Health Lesson
“We just see an athlete and presume we know everything about them, but there’s so much more going on for all of these people. They live multidimensional, multifaceted lives like we all do,” says sports psychologist Dr. Mark Aoyagi. After withdrawing from events at the Tokyo Olympics, gymnast Simone Biles is reminding us we can be physically healthy and have...