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Hope Solo Suspended After Calling Sweden's Team 'Cowards'

Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team for six months.

The 35-year-old pro soccer player called the Sweden soccer team “cowards” after losing to them in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

“The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players,” U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said. “Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.”

The statement continued, “Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we’ve had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action.”

As a result, Hope will not be eligible for the team until February of 2017.

Simone Biles Clears Up the 'Dancing With the Stars' Rumors

Simone Biles is all smiles with the rest of the Final Five while visiting the Empire State Building on Tuesday (August 23) in New York City.

The 19-year-old Olympian and her gold medal-winning teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian got the ultimate view of the Big Apple from the building’s viewing deck.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Simone Biles

During the appearance, Simone cleared up whether or not she’ll be on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.

“With the tour going on, the fall [season] will be very, very hard to attend, so I can’t do that one. I’m hoping for the spring one if they would allow me to do that — that would be awesome,” she told Extra.

Simone added that she’s not a great dancer but knows the pros will be able to improve her skills!

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The 'Final Five' Confirm They'll Compete in 2020 Tokyo Games!

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Gabby Douglas stop by The Today Show on Tuesday morning (August 23) in New York City.

The Team U.S.A. gymnasts, dubbed “The Final Five,” opened up about all their success at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and how they are handling fame.

During their interview, the girls also confirmed that they’ll all compete during the 2020 Tokyo Games!

“Everyone raise their hands; we’re all going again,” Simone said.

Watch the Final Five’s Today appearance below!


Final Five on Today 8/23/16
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Alessandra Ambrosio Wears Her Team Brazil Jersey With Pride!

Alessandra Ambrosio is all smiles as she goes shopping at Isabel Marant on Monday (August 22) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 35-year-old Brazilian model was joined by her daughter Anja (not pictured) and a friend.

Alessandra recently returned home following her role as NBC food and culture contributor during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Over the weekend, Alessandra shared a cute selfie showing off her Team Brazil Olympic pride.

“Hoje é o dia !!!,” she captioned the Instagram pic (below) of herself wearing her team’s soccer jersey. “Vai Brasil ⚽️🇧🇷 Go Brasil !!! #olympics #rio2016 #Brasil #seleçãobrasileiradefutebol.”

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Inspiring Runners Win Rare Olympic Medal for Sportsmanship

American runner Abbey D’Agostino and New Zealander Nikki Hamblin have been awarded a rare Olympic medal for sportsmanship following their inspiring moment during the Rio games.

During the women’s 5,000 meter semi-final, the ladies tripped over each other and instead of running back into the race, they helped each other up and continued together. When Abbey realized she injured herself, Nikki refused to go on alone and helped her new friend through the rest of the race.

“Nobody has epitomised these values more at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 than runners Abbey D’Agostino (USA) and Nikki Hamblin (NZL) and, beyond the Games, the Norwegian men’s handball team,” the Olympic committee said in a statement. “The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), with the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), presented them with Fair Play awards today at the Olympic Club in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro for two separate acts of selflessness and exemplary sportsmanship.”

“The D’Agostino and Hamblin story is one of humanity and sacrifice which has already captured the hearts of people across the globe. New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin tripped and fell to the ground during the 5,000m race, accidentally bringing American D’Agostino down behind her with around 2,000m to go. The 24-year-old D’Agostino was quick to get up again, yet instead of carrying on with her race she stopped to help the stricken Hamblin to her feet, encouraging her to join her in attempting to finish the race. However, during her tumble, D’Agostino suffered an ankle injury, slowing the runner down, but Hamblin sportingly hung back to in return offer her encouragements. The two women went on to complete the race together,” the statement continued.

Congrats to the runners on the honor!

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Kate Middleton & Royal Family Congratulate Team GB After Rio Olympics

Kensington Palace has released a statement written by Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry to congratulate Team GB after the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

“Congratulations to Team GB on your record-breaking success at Rio 2016,” the trio started off the statement.

“We have really enjoyed following your achievements across such a wide variety of sports during the last two weeks. London 2012 was a hard act to follow, but you have made the entire country proud of everything you have accomplished,” they continued. “You should arrive home knowing that you have delighted millions of people across the Home Nations, many of whom have stayed up late, night after night, to share in your celebrations.”

“We all know that this success does not come easy and is the culmination of years of hard work, passionate commitment, sheer grit and determination. You are an inspiration to us all, young and old,” they said. “To everyone associated with Team GB – well done! We hope you have all enjoyed the experience as much as we have back home.”

Tonga's Pita Taufatofua Returns for Rio Olympics 2016 Closing Ceremony!

Tonga’s famous flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, made another shirtless appearance at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday (August 21) at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pita became an Internet sensation during the Rio Opening Ceremony earlier in the month. Fans loved that Pita looked very oiled up while carrying the flag of his country.

“Felt soo privileged to get out on those mats and represent Tonga! There are no excuses, I started slow, got caught and lost to a legend of Taekwondo, a great opponent in Iran. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn!” Pita wrote on Instagram. “It took me 20 years to get here, if it takes another 20 we will bring that Gold home! Thank you for the love, prayers and support without you all we would not be here! Malo Aupito, ofa atu.”

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