Olympics-Gymnastics-Bored Biles turns agony aunt on social media


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TOKYO (Reuters) - In Tokyo for the Olympics but unable to go anywhere except her hotel and practice sessions, defending Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Simone Biles sent out a call one recent afternoon: "Tell me a secret - I'm bored."

Her 4.4 million Instagram followers responded with everything from personal problems to how they skipped school, prompting the 24-year-old Biles to dish out life advice and reactions accompanied by candid selfies.

A message reading: "I have one of my closest friends muted on Instagram cause she posts the dumbest things," got an earnest Biles looking straight at the camera and agreeing, "Me too. Sometimes it's needed."

Others said they had lost their sense of smell, received a secret inheritance and were getting surprise presents for their mothers. One person even confided that they were pregnant - to which Biles responded with a big grin and "Congrats!"

But some messages were more serious.

"I still haven't told my dad I'm gay even though everyone else in my family knows," wrote one person.

A pensive Biles responded: "Tell him, be free, be yourself. I support you," adding: "For anyone else struggling with telling family or friends, just know I will always welcome you with open arms on my page and platforms."

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - postponed for a year - are being held under strict protocols, including daily virus tests for athletes, to prevent any further spread in a country where most people have yet to get a vaccine and still want the Games cancelled or postponed again.

Biles, who has won every all-around competition she has taken part in since 2013, won five medals in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, including all-around gold, and is predicted to improve on that in Tokyo.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Karishma Singh)

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USA vs. Spain Olympic Exhibition Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions: How To Bet Final Game Before Tokyo (July 18)

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Unfortunately for the U.S., its roster has been in flux after Bradley Beal was ruled out of the Games after being placed in health and safety protocols. The Americans are also dealing with the absence of Jerami Grant, who was also placed in health and safety protocols. Although Grant will still be available for the Olympics, this is just one less player the US will have.

Making matters worse, Kevin Love withdrew from the team this week, leaving Gregg Popovich to scramble for replacements in the form of Keldon Johnson and JaVale McGee.

Nonetheless, the U.S. is hoping to win its third straight game after a dominant 108-90 victory over Argentina on Tuesday night. After back-to-back losses against Nigeria and Australia, the U.S. made easy work of Argentina and looks to continue to round into form.

Let’s analyze both sides and find out where the value is.

The US men’s basketball team finally lived up to its potential on Tuesday night, making easy work of Argentina. Although I’m not particularly fond of this year’s Argentina team, the U.S. did what it was supposed to do, exerting its dominance over an inferior team. The Americans increased their defensive intensity, holding Argentina to just 38.4% from the field and 9-of-29 (31%) from behind the arc.

In addition, the U.S. also displayed its star power with Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Zach Lavine, Damian Lillard and Bam Adebayo all scoring double-digit points. The U.S. as a whole shot 51% from the field and jumped out to a 15-4 lead just 3 minutes into the game, leaving no doubt of who the superior team was from jump street.

The U.S. won the rebound battle against Argentina 40-34, which will be key as it comes off a game in which Australia out-rebounded them 32-25 and outscored it 44-22 in the paint. Keeping Spain out of the paint will be key, and while Team USA changed up its starting lineup to include Jerami Grant for Jayson Tatum, Grant will be unavailable for Sunday’s game.

The biggest issues surrounding the U.S. have been the changes in their roster over the past week.

In addition to the aforementioned absences and additions, Jayson Tatum is listed as day to day with right knee soreness while Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Devin Booker are still active in the NBA Finals. The United States will find itself shorthanded in Sunday’s exhibition against Spain.

Spain is one of the teams that the United States will likely be competing with for a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. Depending on your sportsbook, the Spanish are the second or third favorite to win the Gold Medal behind the United States and Australia. Spain is also the favorite to win Group C with Slovenia, Argentina and Japan behind them.

Unlike the United States, much of this group has played together for quite some time and the reigning World Cup champions has secured a medal in each of the last three Summer Olympics (silver 2008, silver 2012 and bronze in 2016).

Spain is 4-0 in their first four exhibition games, defeating both Iran and France twice, scoring 89.2 points per game while allowing just 67.5.

The Spaniards still have Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol, as well as active NBA players in Willy Hernangomez and Ricky Rubio and former stateside names like Alex Abrines and Rudy Fernandez.

Historically, the U.S. has dominated this Spanish team, going 12-0 and winning by an average of 22.6 points. Their recent matchups in the semifinals of 2016 and the gold-medal game in 2012 were much closer, however, and it’s clear that the gap between these teams isn’t particularly large.

Historical matchups between these teams are meaningless given the difference in teams. What makes this game so difficult to handicap is the based on how much the U.S. roster has been in flux.

Unlike other national teams, this team doesn’t have a lot of experience playing together and we’re already seeing this team in a bad spot, needing replacements as players are announced out due to health and safety protocols. I don’t think you can bet this U.S. team against a Spain team with a ton of experience playing together.

This is a pass for me, but if you have to take action, look to bet Spain live at the best number you can find.

Pick: Look to live bet Spain at a better number than +8.5

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Muhlenberg Township-based GK Elite will design team USA Olympic leotards

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The designs being worn by Team USA will be unveiled on-mat during competition in Tokyo.

READING, Pa. - Muhlenberg Township-based GK Elite will be worn by Team USA gymnasts on-mat at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 

GK Elite is the world’s leading brand of gymnastics competitive and training apparel. They have the official apparel sponsorship of USA Gymnastics.

Although GK has been the manufacturer of previous Olympic Games garments, Business Wire reports this will mark the first time that GK Elite’s branding will appear on leotards and apparel worn by the women’s and men’s gymnastics teams at the Olympic Games. This honor was previously held by Under Armour and Adidas.

“GK Elite has a rich heritage as the leading apparel for competitive gymnasts and we are proud to have our brand represented on the sport’s greatest stage by Team USA”

The designs being worn by Team USA will be unveiled on-mat during competition in Tokyo.

Business Wire reports the leotards and men’s apparel all incorporate strong design cues that insight a sense of patriotism, strength, and confidence. Additionally, the women’s leotards are each adorned with thousands of radiant Swarovski® crystals.

The United States women's gymnastics team has once again won Olympic gold while sporting a piece of Berks County.

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