But their and others' real achievements were too often met by stunningly tone-deaf, face-palm-worthy media coverage that repeatedly exposed the rampant sexism, racism and cultural obliviousness of so much mainstream America journalism.
Biles' astonishing performances were met with well-earned praise - some have hailed her the world's greatest athlete - but also insulting lapses, like Fox inexplicably covering not her astonishing floor performance but bad Russian ones from the past and stammering coverage of her difficult childhood and adoption; she quickly shut it down with the concise, "My parents are my parents." Manuel's surprise victory in the 100-meter freestyle - making her the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in swimming - the same night as a Phelps victory was heralded in one blindingly offensive headline: "Michael Phelps Shares Historic Night with African-American." The ensuing outrage brought a change of headline and some suggested improvements, like, "Simone Manuel Shares Historic Night with White Guy." At every turn, the athletes rose above their often-tawdry treatment: After her victory, a tearful Manuel acknowledged "the weight of the black community" and declared, "This medal is not just for me.
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The twins are the supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust and even have opened a special charity unit at Birmingham and contributed. Every year in August the twin attend V Festival in Virgin Media and also a rock music festival at Download Festival.
In May 2006, Oliver Phelps and James took part in Celebrity World Cup Soccer Six along with various celebrity sports fans.
There was little coverage of the incredible victory and hard road to it - from rape threats to racist taunts - of Brazil's own Rafaela Silva, a Rio favela resident who won gold in judo.
And there was way too much coverage of the non-story of gymnast Gabby Douglas' shocking we tell you shocking failure to put her hand on her heart during the singing of the National Anthem - clearly, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, Leslie Jones could confirm, having nothing to do with the fact that she's an in-the-spotlight black female in America.In January 2014, the brothers along with Evanna Lynch, Devon Murray, and Matthew Lewis went to Orlando during the Harry Potter Celebration, where they were questioned by fans in the Live Cast and discussed the expansion of Harry Potter in which fans can take part in Diagon Alley, summer 2014.Besides, their acting career both of them love playing golf and Oliver's handicap is 20 while James' is 18.On 7th September 2013, they raised 2,500 euros in memory of late Harry Moseley, by taking part on Pointless Celebrities.Apart from Harry Potter movies, Oliver's television credits include Ward 3 (2012), The Turn (2012), Own Worst Enemy (2012), Hogwarts Express (2014), Kings of the Nerds (2015) and Danny and the Human Zoo (2015).If you do not live in UK, you can purchase your British stamps here *For information on postage prices to receive a letter from UK click here.