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Biles Homecoming Olympics

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles welcomed home to Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Fans waved American flags and cheered as Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles arrived home in Texas following the games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 19-year-old gymnast from Spring thanked the crowd Wednesday as part of the celebration at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner was among the dignitaries on hand and proclaimed Wednesday as "Simone Biles Day" in Houston. Turner presented Biles with a copy of the official proclamation, amid a backdrop of red, white and blue balloons arranged like a U.S. flag.

Feigen Apology

Swimmer Feigen apologizes for 'serious distraction' in Rio

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.

"I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan Lochte pulled a poster off the wall," Feigen said in a statement Tuesday on the website of his lawyer in Austin, Texas.

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