shout out for Gymnastics social media

UPDATE – Elspeth Reeve was interviewed on NPR’s All Things ConsideredIrked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

Worth a listen.

When Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney decided to announce her retirement from gymnastics in February, she didn’t talk to the Today show, or ESPN, or The New York Times. She picked GymCastic, a weekly podcast run by a 41-year-old law librarian in Orange County named Jessica O’Beirne.

… One of the most popular sites, The Gymternet, is run by Lauren Hopkins, a 30-year-old fan who works in marketing at a New York law firm. Barely two years old, the site breaks news and provides injury reports, live blogs and analysis of competitions, interviews with elite gymnasts, and critiques of leotard fashion. …

How hard-core gymnastics fans are revolutionizing the way the sport is covered.

Jezebel picked up on that story – Gymnastics Fans Are Changing How the Sport Is Covered Through Blogging

Lauren is a regular guest on GymCastic, of course. 🙂


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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