prediction – Rio FX finalists

And so it begins. :-)

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Paris 2024 Olympic bid logo

The Paris 2024 Olympic bid logo was unveiled at the Arc de Triomphe at 20:24 (8:24 p.m.) on Tuesday.

The logo is a representation of the number 24 and a modern interpretation of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris, seeking to host the Olympics on the 100-year anniversary of its second time holding the Games, is bidding against Budapest, Los Angeles and Rome. …

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GBR in Rio

Great Britain poised to challenge established super powers in artistic gymnastics at Rio 2016

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Yesterday was pretty cool?

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Thomas Bach & Nadia on Beam

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‘Grandma’ Aly and ‘baby’ Simone

Nick Zaccardi posted an entertaining article. :-)

‘Grandma’ Aly Raisman and ‘baby’ Simone Biles

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnasts Aly Raisman, right, and Simone Biles stretch before a training session at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Stardom, the kind that truly changes a life, awaits Biles. The two-time defending world all-around champion will go for a three-peat at the 2015 championships in Glasgow, Scotland starting this weekend. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnasts Aly Raisman, right, and Simone Biles stretch before a training session at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Stardom, the kind that truly changes a life, awaits Biles. The two-time defending world all-around champion will go for a three-peat at the 2015 championships in Glasgow, Scotland starting this weekend. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

will Belgium qualify a team to Rio?

Lauren Hopkins:

This year, Belgium will once again compete at the test event, but now they’re going in not on the cusp of the top 16, but in the top half of the eight teams that will compete for the four remaining Rio spots this April. With an 11th place finish in Glasgow despite injuries to two of their competing members and with two of their best athletes too young to compete, Belgium will travel to Rio as one of the most capable teams with the odds of qualifying a full team to the Olympic Games greatly in their favor.

Why does all of this matter? Nina Derwael, a 15-year-old from the village of Velm, was one of those juniors left at home during worlds last year and should be instrumental in bringing her team to Rio next summer.

Look for Nina at the Olympic test event in Rio this April, and then again at the Belgian Championships in May. …

Meet the Elite: Nina Derwael

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American men on Ipanema beach

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