Four-time Olympic champion Biles had admitted to being weighed down by the expectation of competing at the Games.
The team wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms at the European championships in Bulgaria.
But it's the taking part that counts.
The recent suspension of American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson for testing positive for marijuana has once again raised questions about what drugs should be banned from sports.
Studying the team over the past 25 years has provided clues as to why it's plagued with issues of racism and hooliganism
With the Olympics already delayed by a year, athletes are struggling to stay positive and continue training while trying their best to not test positive for COVID-19.
Given the impact of African players in European football, it's remarkable how few are able to secure jobs in football in Europe after their playing days end.