Why calling sports stars like Simone Biles ‘GOAT’ is too much pressure, say experts: ‘puts a target on athlete’s backs’

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Simone Biles has been so widely dubbed “GOAT” — the “greatest of all time” — that Twitter has added a leotard-wearing goat emoji to the hashtag of her name (not to mention the sparkly goat on her actual leotard). But now, following the gymnast’s stunning withdrawal from the team final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday due to the pressure she was facing, it's worth asking: Has all the breezy use of such a weighted term — of all time — been too much?

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