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Gymnast Simone Biles is leaving Nike to work with Gap’s Athleta brand

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Gold medalist Simone Biles

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Gymnast Simone Biles is departing Nike to partner with Gap‘s Athleta brand.

With Athleta, Biles is going to have her own performance wear line, which will include products for wearing to and from the gym, the company said Friday.

Athleta will also give Biles a platform to be an activist for women and other female athletes.

The value of the contract wasn’t disclosed.

“Using my voice has been very empowering for me and I am grateful to embark on this new journey with Athleta to inspire young girls and women to do the same,” Biles said in a statement. “I admire Athleta for their commitment to recognize and support women’s individual and…



Source cnbc.com

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