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’84 & ’04 U.S. Olympic Teams


… USA Gymnastics announced that the 1984 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams for artistic gymnastics will be honored during the 2014 P&G Championships, scheduled for Aug. 21-24th

Olympic Teams

1984, 2004 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams Will Be Honored During 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships

Happy Olympic Day

Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic teams dance to Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’

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… With special appearances by Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi …

Steve Butcher:

Olympic Day is a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s 3 pillars: Move, Learn and Discover. It is held annually on every June 23rd.

(via FIG)

Time to Hang up the Grips

Georgia Bonora:

“It’s difficult adjusting to life outside of gym. I’m actually missing training a lot. I never realised how passionate I am about the sport until I was finished. It’s difficult finding something else that will compare.” …

“(In) 2008 I had the best competition of my career. I finished the entire Games with no falls and had a personal best.”

In fact Georgia finished 13th AA and helped the team to 6th place, the two highest results for Australia at an Olympic games. …

Couch Gymnast – Georgia Bonora: “When It’s Time to Hang up the Grips”

Click PLAY or watch her 2008 Bars on YouTube. (Comaneci salto)

Shawn and Gabby 2012

This video posted July 2012 has 400,000 hits, but I’ve not linked to it before now.

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(via Shawn’s The Body Department)

Shannon Miller at GymCon

I really enjoyed Shannon’s Keynote at GymCon 2014.

Amazingly, I had never heard her speech at any time in the past.

She spoke very fondly of Steve Nunno. …

Gymnastics Dads

22 Team USA Dads Who Will Make You Smile

Gym Dads

via Nico on GymFever

Tokyo Olympics 1964 and 2020

image via @Olympics:

Olympics Tokyo

Gabby meets Gabby

Gabby wax

Passengers … watch THIS


Lourdes Mohedano Sánchez de Mora, Spanish Rhythmic Olympian, demonstrates how to get people to watch the SAFETY instructions before the aircraft takes off.

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It’s a TV spot for the Spanish Olympic Sports Association.

via Humberto Martinez

Kenzo training Rings, Pommels

Our World Floor champion (VIDEO) is training AA. Hopes to be strong enough in the AA by Rio to make the team.

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via GymFever

Wyomi Masela – the hard way

Wyomi Masela competed at several European and World Championships as a member of the Dutch team. Because of her great results at the 2012 Olympic Test Event, she was announced as an Olympian in February 2012, getting demoted to alternate in June. :-(

She went through difficult times and got injured one year after the Games, but now she’s working on her comeback

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English subtitled. The story of Wyomi Masela, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Videoproductions by www.sports2visuals

The road to success in gymnastics is brutal, very brutal. Thirty hours of training each week, not being able to go on nights out, always on a diet, and barely any holidays. All this for one goal; your own success. …

Alex Yoder to YOGs

2014 Junior Olympic all-around champion (Junior Elite/16 years) Alec Yoder of Indianapolis, Ind./InterActive Academy, was chosen by the USA Gymnastics Men’s Youth Olympic Games Selection Committee to compete in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be held Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China. …


Can he do Pommels?

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Yes. :-)

Marty Strech is the alternate.

No American girl will be sent. :-(

want to host the Winter Olympics?

Candidate cities are bailing out.

… Of the four remaining finalists, two are in rough shape. The Oslo, Norway bid is falling apart. It was supported by a razor-thin margin in a September referendum, but public opposition has only grown since then. And on Sunday, the junior member of the government coalition voted against funding any Olympics. For them to go on, it would require an unprecedented alliance between the ruling Conservatives and the opposition Labour party.

The Lviv, Ukraine bid seems dead in the water with the turmoil and war in the country. “Currently our dream is on hold,” said the bid’s chief.

There are only two healthy bids: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China. One’s an oil-rich state ruled by a president-for-life, and the other’s, well, China.

Deadspin – Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics

Beijing2022The IOC will make a decision July 31, 2015.

Looks to me it will be China.