Simone Biles: "I'm sorry. I love you guys, but you're gonna be just fine."
"You guys have trained your whole entire life for this, it's fine. I've been to an Olympics, I'll be fine. This is your first — you go out there and kick ass, okay?"
The reason I love the @Olympics is that it forces everyone to pay attention to women's sport. Studies show female athletes receive just 4% of sports media coverage. In Tokyo thus far they are 100% of @TeamCanada's medals. #Tokyo2020 #TeamCanada
Japan forced Koreans to compete for them in the same Olympics. The Japanese track and field athletes treated them terribly and cheated to try to get them disqualified. Two Koreans medaled in the marathon and to this day Japan claims their wins in the Japanese medal count https://t.co/7zFW5SXOB2
“Black women athletes are treated like one-dimensional circus performers who are still expected to put on a show no matter what they’re going through.”
For my @BitchMedia debut, I wrote about the Olympics’ mistreatment of Black women in sports.