In August, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first woman to wear a hijab while representing Team USA at the Olympics. The fencer returned stateside with a bronze medal — a particularly meaningful win, considering that faith-honouring uniforms are still under scrutiny. The 30-year-old has been redefining modest style for a few years now, though, through her own fashion line. On top of being a history-making athlete (and an ambassador for the U.S. Department of State), she's a fashion entrepreneur, as well.
“If you did a load of physical measurements then you’d see that I’m not special, I have nothing,” Victoria tells Yahoo Style UK. Rather than hop on a bike and find it easy, in fact, Victoria says even from her first race she would ‘make herself sick with effort’. Athletes are taught to focus on their own performance rather than that of her competitors and Victoria agrees that this is definitely a skill anyone can apply to their everyday lives and goals.
After the Olympics competition ended, a few of Team USA’s gold medal-winning gymnasts took a well-deserved beach day in Rio.
Several athletes have proposed to their significant others at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio. An expert weighs in on the pros and cons of such public proposals.
Tonga’s flag bearer, Pita Nikolas Taufatofua, stole the limelight at the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympic Games wearing a traditional island garb and plenty of body oil. BREAKING: Tonga has now has a shortage of oil.
Saudi-Arabian marathon runner Sarah Attar finished the Olympic marathon in three hours and 14 seconds, roughly 52 minutes behind the winner. Covered head-to-toe in conservative clothing to honor her religious beliefs, Attar spent that whole 26.2 miles dripping in sweat to break barriers for a subset of female athletes around the world. This is Attar’s second Olympics, but Sunday marked her first marathon appearance.
[Photo: Getty/Quinn Rooney Image: Georgia Burgoyne for Yahoo Style UK] Simone Biles’ quest for a record five golds may have just been halted by a bronze in the balance beam final. She was seeking to become the first gymnast to win five gold medals at a single Olympics, a heavy workload which seems like a super human feat. A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 16, 2016 at 5:28am PDT But every time Simone dominates the headlines, along with the rest of the USA gymnastics team, I’m reminded of how rad leotards are. Ok, Gymnasts may be accustomed to glittery, luminescent, Swarovski-studded numbers which probably aren’t suitable for a trip down the shops.
Who knew the Olympics could spark a new beauty trend? Well, it has and Olympic nail art is everywhere. Whether it’s the sportswomen competing in Rio or rapt viewers at home, there are a lot of jazzed up nails celebrating this year’s games.From patriotic tips to Brazilian themed manicures, these mini works of art are pure gold…
It isn’t just their graceful routines and perfectly coordinated moves that have been mesmerizing Olympic viewers the world over. The synchronized swimmers of Team USA also seem to have the kind of hair that defies the elements.
One hundred and sixteen years ago, the second-ever modern Olympic games was held in Paris — and women were allowed then to compete in only three sports: tennis, croquet and golf. Because while commentators and journalists seem to be able to discuss the male athletes and their achievements at the Games without being able to constantly discuss their gender — indeed, I have yet to see a headline boasting, Cisgender Male Swimmer Takes Home Most Medals Ever — the struggle continues to be all too real when it comes to giving female athletes equitable treatment.
Kerri Walsh Jennings has three gold medals and is well on her way to winning a fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympics. With her new partner, April Ross, the pair have dominated beach volleyball in Brazil so far, bumping, setting, and spiking their way to multiple victories. Yet despite their dominance on the sand, some viewers still seem distracted by the athletes’s uniforms. “Why has NBC decided that beach volleyball is fascinating? I’ve seen enough of Kerri Walsh’s side boob. Scantily clad = big ratings? Please,” James Carroll tweeted. ...
At the age of 25, Semenya has hyperandrogenism, which means she has testosterone levels three times the average level found in women, and internal testes rather than a womb or ovaries. As a result, some say that she shouldn’t be competing as a woman at all - and some even believe she should be stripped of her former victories including a silver medal at London’s 2012 Olympics.
Helen Skelton - who according to reports earlier this week, was found possessing set of limbs - continues to shock the world with her wardrobe-related behaviour. Yes - by wearing items of clothing that most women own, the TV presenter continues to be shamed on the internet. Many Twitter users have pointed out that these outfits have been labelled ‘not family friendly’ by viewers, yet their backdrop of men in nothing but speedos haven’t been.
We’re not even halfway through the Olympics but there have already been plenty of inspiring moments for women. From the ultimate squad goals of the US ‘final five’ gymnastics team to Team Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini winning her 100m butterfly heat . Competitors have completely lived up to the Olympic motto of ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’.Most of us will never, ever perform on the greatest stage on earth but that doesn’t mean that you should not feel confident and inspired as you go about your everyday life. Sometimes the simple things, like a great outfit, can make you feel like you’re top of the medals table. So why not take inspiration for your outfit from the colours seen in the Olympic rings?Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the slightly eccentric sounding founder of the modern Olympics and designer of the rings announced that the symbol was ‘truly an international emblem’. The five rings linking together to suggest the unity of humankind.According to the NY Times: “The Olympic rings were inaugurated in June 1914, the same month that a bullet felled an archduke and sent the world tumbling into war. It has since become one of the most-recognized logos in the world and a symbol for peace.’So have a click through our slideshow and carry the spirit of the games though into your everyday life.Interested in blogging for us? Join our Yahoo Blogger Network!
These eerie images of abandoned Olympic venues are a far cry from the former glory of their heyday. Once host to the world’s most famous and prestigious sporting event they lie empty, decaying and forgotten by the millions of eyes that once looked upon them so avidly. So much for legacy, eh?The Current State of Undress at the Olympics: Yahoo Style Looks at Women’s Uniforms From the Skimpiest to the Most CoveringEugenie Bouchard’s Olympics Loss Blamed on ‘Fashion and Beauty’ by Male Commentator
Eugenie Bouchard’s Olympics journey was only short-lived, falling to Angelique Kerber in straight sets and then losing in doubles with partner Gabriela Dabrowski to Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, both during the second round of tournament play. Neither loss can be blamed on any one specific hit, point, or serve, but a sports analyst seems to know exactly what went wrong: the Canadian was too distracted by beauty, fashion, and hair to get the gold.
The Olympics are in full swing, and while we’re enjoying the extraordinary athleticism, we’re also fashion people — you know we’re looking at the uniforms. And depending on the sport, some athletes wear more clothing than others, which makes sense — clothing, or the lack thereof, is all about making athletes more functional and efficient. Above, click through to see how much — or little — clothing female athletes have to wear to perform at their best.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day.
A number of famous faces have already touched down in Rio De Janeiro for the Olympics 2016, ensuring there will be plenty of stylish moments over the coming weeks for us to peruse. Brazilian supermodels Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio have already indulged us with numerous outfit changes and we’re certain there are more lust-worthy looks to come. Here are all the best celebrity outfits from the Rio Olympics…
Alexa Moreno is an incredible athlete for a few reasons. First of all, guys, she just competed in the Olympics in Rio — specifically she competed in the vault, beam, uneven bars and floor exercise events in the artistic gymnastics qualifications. So that’s amazing. Secondly, Moreno represented Mexico at the Olympic level in a sport that very rarely has Mexican representation. Look at her go!!!! EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty ImagesMoreno, 22, ended up in 31st place in a big moment for Mexican gymnastics. ...
Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang was mocked on Twitter for not having straight teeth. Here's why some people don't have perfect teeth and why teeth shaming needs to stop.
People have been swimming since the Stone Age, which was, oh, um, about 2.9 million years ago. It wasn’t until 1837, though, that the National Society of Great Britain began to hold competitions. Consequently, the sport was a natural fit for the Olympic Games, when they started in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Back then, though, the only strokes were freestyle and breaststroke. (Other sports that require swimsuits weren’t introduced until later, with water polo being added in 1900, competitive diving in 1904, and synchronized swimming in 1984.)What you may know best about swimming uniforms is the period from 2000 to 2008, often referred to as “the Suit Years.” That’s when the first full-length hydrodynamic suits were introduced. They allowed swimmers to glide through water at exceptional speeds, leading to numerous world records and exceptional Olympic medal wins. The suits were eventually found to be too helpful, though, and, in 2010, they were banned from competitive swimming.There’s so much more beyond “the Suit Years.” Women once had to wear silk bathing suits! Yahoo Style takes you through the suit’s evolution, starting with the very first Games. Go ahead, dive in! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.