Oprah loves Taylor Lindsay-Noel

Oprah published her list of Favorite Things 2020.

This year it includes a box of high-end luxury organic tea produced by former gymnast Taylor Lindsay-Noel.

Taylor was a teammate of Peng Peng Lee, both training to try to qualify for the London Olympics.

Tragically Taylor was injured doing a super difficult new Bars dismount. Without a pit. I still get emotional thinking about it.

If you know of any tea aficionados, check out Taylor’s products at cupofte.ca.

One dollar from each starter tea kit will go to mental health advocacy, including CAMH, because, Lindsay-Noel said, mental health stigma is still way too stubbornly held in the Black community.

‘There’s so much to life after a tragedy’: At 14, Taylor Lindsay-Noel was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident. Now she’s one of Oprah’s favourite things

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Canada needs a National Team Head Coach

It’s been some time since I could say for sure who was responsible for the Canadian Women’s National Team.

Eddie van Hoof is Men’s Coach.

Time to make it official.

Reporting to the GymCan CEO and working in conjunction with the Program Manager – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), the National Team Head Coach – WAG shall be responsible for leading and executing the vision for GymCan’s WAG National Team program …

Qualified candidates will have NCCP Level 4 certification/Advanced Coaching Diploma or similar advanced coaching education qualifications specialized in gymnastics …

Job Posting

Deadline Friday November 20th, 2020.


Le Reve, Vegas closing permanently

The cast and crew of “Le Reve” at Wynn Las Vegas have been informed the show is closing permanently. …

About 275 performers, musicians, technicians and ushers on the “Le Reve” team are out of work.

“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent physical distancing requirements for which an end date cannot be predicted, but are necessary to keep our guests safe, we have been forced to close …

Those staffers had been furloughed on May 29, with benefits extending through Aug. 31. Those benefits are still set to time out on that date.

Reportedly, there are no plans for the lavish Le Reve Theater, designed specifically for the show. The production had been held together under the hope that theater entertainment would open this fall.

Review Journal

Nebraska will help ‘brand’ student athletes

A recruiting advantage.

In mid-March, the University of Nebraska and athlete marketing program Opendorse announced the launch of the Ready Now Program, a first-of-its kind partnership that will assist college athletes with individual branding to market themselves as social media influencers. …

Student-Athletes Will Soon Be Social Media Influencers. And One College Program Is Helping Them Do It.

Aly on Silk Soymilk

Heart this.

(via Gymnastics-Now)

NCAA gymnasts are under compensated

On GymCastic #419 Jessica interviewed sports economist Dr. David Berri from Southern Utah University, the Flippin’ Birds.

It’s been by far the best insight into the business of American College Sports I’ve ever encountered.

Gymnasts are under compensated for their contribution. Top College coaches overpaid for what they bring to the University. 

I highly recommend you listen to that episode. The interview is late in the podcast.

Berri has spent the last two decades researching sports and economics, while publishing works on a variety of topics including the evaluation of players and coaches, competitive balance, the drafting of players, labor disputes, the NCAA, and gender issues in sports.

Dr. Berri was the lead author of “The Wages of Wins and Stumbling on Wins” and recently published “Sports Economics“, a textbook from Macmillan Publishers.

In the past, he has written on the subject of sports economics for a number of popular media outlets, including the New York Times, the Atlantic.com, Time.com, and Vice Sports. Currently, Dr. Berri is writing for Forbes.com.

Meet a TV Gymnastics Coach

Jordan Clark plays gymnastics coach and teacher Miss Allister on My Perfect Landing!

Jordan is an actor, dancer, and choreographer.

She is bubbly and fun, always cheering on her girls, but is often oblivious to the drama happening behind the scenes.

Watch My Perfect Landing on Family Channel in Canada (launches today) and CBBC in the UK.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Follow Jordan on Instagram.